9 days in Curitiba, Balneario Camboriu & State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

9 days in Curitiba, Balneario Camboriu & State of Rio Grande do Sul Itinerary

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Curitiba
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Balneario Camboriu
— 2 nights
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Gramado
— 4 nights
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Curitiba
— 1 night
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Curitiba

— 1 night

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Tabor Magnificat.

Before you visit Curitiba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Sao Jose Dos Campos to Curitiba is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Jose Dos Campos in December, expect nights in Curitiba to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites
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Balneario Camboriu

— 2 nights
A resort town located just 10 km (6.2 mi) south of the city of Itajai, Balneario Camboriu is sometimes called the Brazilian Dubai--a reference to its dominant skyscrapers, sandy coastline, and jet-set appeal.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Santa Ines, then appreciate the history behind Molhe - Barra Sul, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Laranjeiras, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Careca. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Itapema Beach, get a taste of local nightlife at Barra Sul Playground, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Beach.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Balneario Camboriu trip builder app.

You can drive from Curitiba to Balneario Camboriu in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Balneario Camboriu. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Gramado

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Mini Mundo, find something for the whole family at Snowland, explore the activities along Lago Negro, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Lavender Park.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Gramado tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Balneario Camboriu to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Curitiba

— 1 night

Ecological Capital of Brazil

Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Presbiteriana de Curitiba.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba online holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Curitiba in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Curitiba

Historic Sites
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State of Rio Grande do Sul travel guide

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Theme Parks · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
In the southernmost section of the country, State of Rio Grande do Sul developed under a heavy influence of its sizable German and Italian immigrant communities. Most travelers know this area for its pristine national parks, cascading rivers, alpine villages, and dramatic canyons blanketed by forests, yet an increasing number of vacations in State of Rio Grande do Sul incorporate nature adventures with tours of outstanding wineries. Long known for its cattle ranches and distinct cowboy culture, the area increasingly rivals its neighbor Argentina as one of South America's top winemaking regions. Sightseeing in State of Rio Grande do Sul leads many visitors to small towns populated by hard-working and fiercely proud Gauchos (cowboys), easily recognized by their traditional dress and wide-brimmed hats.