21 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

21 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Salgado Filho Airport, Drive to Praia Grande
Praia Grande
— 2 nights
Bom Jardim da Serra
— 2 nights
— 4 nights
— 1 night
Balneario Camboriu
— 5 nights
— 6 nights


Praia Grande — 2 nights

On the 4th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on Tribo dos Canyons and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Vale da Pedra Branca Trail and then stroll through Trilha Do Rio Do Boi.

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Houston, USA to Praia Grande is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Brasilia Standard Time (BRT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Houston in September, things will get little chillier in Praia Grande: highs are around 73°F and lows about 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bom Jardim da Serra.
Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
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Bom Jardim da Serra — 2 nights

A calm town, and one of the coldest in Brazil, Bom Jardim da Serra sits at an altitude of 1,465 m (4806 ft) above sea level in the state of Santa Catarina.
On the 6th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Monumento aos Tropeiros, then take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Rio do Rastro, then stroll through Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro, and finally get outside with Canion do Funil. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Barrinha Falls, explore the stunning scenery at Canion das Laranjeiras, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Rio Amaral.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bom Jardim da Serra trip planner.

Getting from Praia Grande to Bom Jardim da Serra by car takes about 3 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Bom Jardim da Serra can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Imbituba.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Imbituba — 4 nights

Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
Visiting Praia do Rosa and Vermelha Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imbituba: Garopaba (Vermelha Beach & Ser Soham Terapias), Guarda do Embau (Prainha Beach & Pedra do Urubu) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). Next up on the itinerary: cross one thing off your bucket list with SkyZimba Paraquedismo, kick back and relax at Praia da Vila, stroll through Luz Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with Molhes da Barra.

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Getting from Bom Jardim da Serra to Imbituba by car takes about 2.5 hours. September in Imbituba sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pomerode.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:

Pomerode — 1 night

Founded in the 1860s by Pomeranian Germans, the small town of Pomerode boasts a well-developed tourist infrastructure that makes it a popular vacation destination for thousands of foreign visitors.
On the 12th (Sat), meet the residents at Zoo Pomerode, head outdoors with ArtFalcon Falcoaria, then contemplate the long history of Portal Turistico Sul, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Ecologico Freymund Germer - Morro Azul.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Pomerode trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Imbituba to Pomerode takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Imbituba in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 63°F in Pomerode. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Balneario Camboriu.
Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Balneario Camboriu — 5 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.
Visiting Praia das Laranjeiras and Bombinhas Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Balneario Camboriu side-trips: Praca Vidal Ramos (in Itajai), Beto Carrero World (in Penha) and Bombinhas (Sepultura Beach, Prainha Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Morro do Careca, take in the dramatic natural features at Morro da Aguada, stroll through Pr de Taquarinhas, and kick back and relax at Itapema Beach.

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Traveling by car from Pomerode to Balneario Camboriu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Florianopolis.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 17:

Florianopolis — 6 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Step out of the city life by going to Praia Mole and Lagoinha do Leste. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, enjoy the sand and surf at Forte Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Beach, and capture your vacation like a pro with Floripa Click Tour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Balneario Camboriu to Florianopolis in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 23:

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

Beaches · Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas
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.