8 days in Brazil Itinerary

8 days in Brazil Itinerary

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8 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Ribeirao Preto
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Avare
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Ponta Grossa
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cacador
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Urubici
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Rio de Janeiro

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night
Ribeirao Preto

Ribeirao Preto ©
Described as the "Brazilian California" because of its pleasant year-round weather and thriving economy, Ribeirao Preto made most of its money from the production of coffee until the 1920s.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Municipal Park Dr. Luis Carlos Raya, browse the different shops at Ribeirao Shopping, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Santo Antonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Parque do Cristo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana De Sao Sebastiao, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario das Sete Capelas, and finally stroll around Prefeito Luiz Roberto Jabali Park.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ribeirao Preto trip site .

Rio de Janeiro to Ribeirao Preto is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, Ribeirao Preto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Avare.

Things to do in Ribeirao Preto

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Parque do Cristo
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Ribeirao Shopping ©
Ribeirao Shopping
Prefeito Luiz Roberto Jabali Park ©
Prefeito Luiz Roberto Jabali Park
Municipal Park Dr. Luis Carlos Raya ©

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Avare

Avare
Avaré is a city in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, located 270 km from the state capital, São Paulo. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the sheer force of Liberdade Waterfall and then contemplate the waterfront views at Represa de Jurumirim.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avare vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ribeirao Preto to Avare takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Ponta Grossa.

Things to do in Avare

Nature Parks
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Ponta Grossa

Ponta Grossa
Founded in 1822, Ponta Grossa has grown to become the fourth most populous city in the state of Parana, with a population of over 330,000.
On the 24th (Tue), browse the different shops at Shopping Palladium and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Estadual de Vila Velha.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ponta Grossa trip planner .

Drive from Avare to Ponta Grossa in 5 hours. Traveling from Avare in December, expect Ponta Grossa to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cacador.

Things to do in Ponta Grossa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Cacador

Cacador ©
Caçador is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil.HistoryThe banks of the Rio do Peixe (Fish River) were inhabited by ethnic native groups of Kaingangs and Xoklengs until 1881, when families of European origin settled here and, because of the abundance of hunting, dubbed the place "Rio do Caçador" (Hunter River).Francisco Correa de Mello, who came from Campos Novos and settled on the banks of Rio do Peixe, in 1881, is considered the first resident of Portuguese origin; he was followed in 1887 by Pedro Ribeiro, and in 1891, Tomaz Gonçalves Padilha, who settled on November 15.With the construction of the railroad São Paulo to Rio Grande do Sul from 1908 to 1910, the colonization intensified with an influx of Italian, German, Polish and Syrian-Lebanese immigrants. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Praca Nossa Senhora Aparecida, get outside with Parque Central Jose Adami Rossi, then make a trip to Ponte Antonio Bortolon, and finally examine the collection at Contestado Region Anthropological and Teaching Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cacador trip planner.

You can drive from Ponta Grossa to Cacador in 5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ponta Grossa to Cacador due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Urubici.

Things to do in Cacador

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Praca Nossa Senhora Aparecida ©
Praca Nossa Senhora Aparecida
Ponte Antonio Bortolon ©
Ponte Antonio Bortolon

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Urubici

Urubici ©
With average temperatures ranging between 12 C (54 F) and 16 C (61 F), and the possibility of snow in winter, Urubici is officially the coldest town in Brazil.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Urubici: Serra do Rio do Rastro (in Lauro Muller), Bom Jardim da Serra (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Perpetuo Socorro & Barrinha Falls) and Serra do Corvo Branco (in Grao Para). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Avencal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes, get great views at Mirante Urubici, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Urubici journey planner .

Traveling by car from Cacador to Urubici takes 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Urubici

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bom Jardim da Serra, Serra do Rio do Rastro, Serra do Corvo Branco
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Serra do Rio do Rastro ©
Serra do Rio do Rastro
Cachoeira do Avencal ©
Cachoeira do Avencal
Serra do Corvo Branco ©
Serra do Corvo Branco