9 days in Brazil Itinerary

9 days in Brazil Itinerary

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9 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
1
Curitiba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Blumenau
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Penha
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Blumenau
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Florianopolis
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Criciuma
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
7
Nova Veneza
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Criciuma
— 1 night
Drive:  16​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Curitiba route app .

Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November: high temperatures in Curitiba hover around 27°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Blumenau.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Parque Tangua ©
Parque Tangua
Parque Barigui ©
Parque Barigui

3
nights
Blumenau

Blumenau ©
Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
On the 12th (Tue), go for a walk through Alameda Duque de Caxias. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Zoo Pomerode, let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, examine the collection at Museu da Cerveja, then ponder the world of politics at Blumenau City Hall, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelinho da Havan.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Blumenau road trip planning tool .

Drive from Curitiba to Blumenau in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Curitiba in November since evenings lows in Blumenau dip to 24°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Penha.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Pomerode, Jaragua Do Sul, Vinicola San Michele
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Vila Germanica Park ©
Vila Germanica Park
Museu da Cerveja ©
Museu da Cerveja

1
day
Penha

Penha ©
A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
You've now added Beto Carrero World to your itinerary. On the 15th (Fri), get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Penha trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Blumenau to Penha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Penha can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Blumenau.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks
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Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World

1
night
Blumenau

Blumenau
To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Blumenau road trip planning app .

You can drive from Penha to Blumenau in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks Nightlife Museums
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1
night
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Mole and then take a stroll through Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Florianopolis road trip app .

Traveling by car from Blumenau to Florianopolis takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Criciuma on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Florianopolis

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Santo Antonio de Lisboa ©
Santo Antonio de Lisboa
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole

few
hours
Criciuma

Criciuma
Criciúma is a city in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Criciuma trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Florianopolis to Criciuma in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Criciuma can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Nova Veneza.

Things to do in Criciuma

Parks Outdoors Museums
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few
hours
Nova Veneza

Nova Veneza ©
Nova Veneza is a Brazilian municipality located in Santa Catarina, Southern Brazil. To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nova Veneza day trip planning website .

Nova Veneza is just a stone's throw from Criciuma. In November, daytime highs in Nova Veneza are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Criciuma.

Things to do in Nova Veneza

Wineries Historic Sites
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Vinicola Borgo ©
Vinicola Borgo

1
night
Criciuma

Criciuma ©
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz N S da Conceição, then examine the collection at Mina Modelo Caetano Sonego Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Jose.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Criciuma trip planner .

Criciuma is just a short distance from Nova Veneza. On the 19th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Criciuma

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Igreja Matriz N S da Conceição
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Igreja Matriz N S da Conceição ©
Igreja Matriz N S da Conceição

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