5 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

5 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Blumenau route planner.

Balneario Camboriu to Blumenau is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Blumenau are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Florianopolis.
Historic Sites
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Florianopolis — 2 nights

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 (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach and then get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Mole and then kick back and relax at Joaquina Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip maker.

Getting from Blumenau to Florianopolis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Penha.
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Penha — 1 night

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Morro do Cristo and then get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Penha day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Florianopolis to Penha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You will leave for home on the 20th (Fri).
Historic Sites · Theme Parks
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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.