10 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

10 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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Joinville
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Balneario Camboriu
— 3 nights
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Blumenau
— 1 night
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Lauro Muller
— 1 night
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Urubici
— 1 night
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Florianopolis
— 3 nights
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Joinville

You'll feel a distinctly European atmosphere on your trip to Joinville, a city of about 550,000 in southern Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Joinville - Sao Francisco Xavier, then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Do Sagrado Coracao De Jesus, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Estrada Bonita.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Joinville tour app.

Rio de Janeiro to Joinville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Joinville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Balneario Camboriu.
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Balneario Camboriu — 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Balneario Camboriu: Beto Carrero World (in Penha) and Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia das Laranjeiras, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Morro do Careca, pause for some photo ops at Molhe - Barra Sul, and don't miss a visit to Avenida Atlantica.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Balneario Camboriu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Joinville to Balneario Camboriu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blumenau.
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Blumenau — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castelinho da Havan, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, appreciate the history behind Monumento do Imigrante, see the interesting displays at Museu da Cerveja, then ponder the world of politics at Blumenau City Hall, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Vila Germanica Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Blumenau day trip planner.

You can drive from Balneario Camboriu to Blumenau in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Blumenau can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Lauro Muller.
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Lauro Muller — 1 night

Lauro Müller is a city in Santa Catarina, in the Southern Region of Brazil.HistoryDespite its German name, the city was settled by Italians at the end of the 19th century. On the 11th (Sat), Head underground at Gruta do Rio Amaral, take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Rio do Rastro, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Tropeiros.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lauro Muller trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Blumenau to Lauro Muller takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Urubici.
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Urubici — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Avencal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens, and then take some stellar pictures from Morro da Igreja.

Start your trip to Urubici by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Lauro Muller to Urubici takes 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lauro Muller to Urubici. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis — 3 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Popular historic sites such as Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Jurere Beach, kick back and relax at Lagoinha do Leste, and step off the mainland to explore Campeche Island.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Urubici to Florianopolis in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Urubici to Florianopolis is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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State of Santa Catarina travel guide

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Beaches reign as top State of Santa Catarina tourist attractions, yet this small state in the south of Brazil offers more than just traditional sun-and-sand appeal. Over 550 km (340 mi) of coastline provide plenty of both secluded beach spots and well-developed resorts designed to attract a global audience of party-loving vacationers. Away from the busy coastal areas, a State of Santa Catarina vacation allows visitors to discover the country's European heritage, rich arts scene, outstanding cuisine, and renowned architecture. Many visitors begin their tour with Oktoberfest in Blumenau, home to large German and Italian communities and renowned for its award-winning microbreweries.
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