13 days in Florianopolis, Paraty & Ouro Preto Itinerary

13 days in Florianopolis, Paraty & Ouro Preto Itinerary

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Bus to Rodoviária, Fly to Florianopolis
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Fly to Rio De Janeiro-Galeao, Bus to Paraty
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Paraty
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ouro Preto
— 4 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Pelotas

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Florianopolis — 4 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Step out of Florianopolis to go to Penha and see Beto Carrero World, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach, capture your vacation like a pro with Floripa Click Tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Florianopolis holiday maker site.

Pelotas to Florianopolis is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Pelotas in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Florianopolis, with lows around 18°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paraty.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Theme Parks
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Paraty — 3 nights

Gazing out over a bay of tiny tropical islands, with rainforests climbing mountains in the background, it's easy to see why tourism in Paraty gets more popular by the year.
Paraty is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Centro Historico, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, take in the awesome beauty at Pao de Acucar Peak, and look for gifts at Atelier de Ceramica Lulu Silva Telles.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Paraty trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Florianopolis to Paraty in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ouro Preto.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Ouro Preto — 4 nights

Designated a World Heritage Site because of its well-preserved Baroque architecture, the city of Ouro Preto served as the state capital until local governance outgrew the scale of this pleasant valley settlement.
Explore Ouro Preto's surroundings by going to Congonhas (Capelas dos Passos da Paixao de Cristo & Doze Profetas De Aleijadinho). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Ouro Preto, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario, see the interesting displays at Oratory Museum (Museu Do Oratorio), and take an in-depth tour of Casa dos Contos.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Ouro Preto day trip planning tool.

Drive from Paraty to Ouro Preto in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Ouro Preto are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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