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
Drive
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Blumenau
— 1 night
Drive
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Lauro Muller
— 1 night
Drive
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Urubici
— 1 night
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Florianopolis
— 3 nights
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Joinville

City of Princes

You'll feel a distinctly European atmosphere on your trip to Joinville, a city of about 550,000 in southern Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (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 other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Joinville route planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Joinville is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Joinville, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Joinville

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Balneario Camboriu: Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas) and Beto Carrero World (in Penha). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Praia das Laranjeiras, don't miss a visit to Avenida Atlantica, take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Careca, and appreciate the history behind Cristo Luz.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Balneario Camboriu route maker app.

You can drive from Joinville to Balneario Camboriu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Balneario Camboriu can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Blumenau.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 13:

Blumenau

— 1 night

Tropical Germany

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 14th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castelinho da Havan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, appreciate the history behind Monumento do Imigrante, then see the interesting displays at Museu da Cerveja, then ponder the world of politics at Blumenau City Hall, and finally let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Blumenau online trip planner.

Drive from Balneario Camboriu to Blumenau in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Lauro Muller.

Things to do in Blumenau

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Gruta do Rio Amaral, take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Rio do Rastro, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Tropeiros.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lauro Muller trip planner.

You can drive from Blumenau to Lauro Muller in 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Urubici.

Things to do in Lauro Muller

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:
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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 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira do Avencal, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens, and then take some stellar pictures from Morro da Igreja.

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Traveling by car from Lauro Muller to Urubici takes 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lauro Muller to Urubici due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Urubici

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Florianopolis

— 3 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santo Antonio de Lisboa and Paróquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach, stroll through Praia Mole, and head off the coast to Campeche Island.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florianopolis visit planner.

Traveling by car from Urubici to Florianopolis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January in Florianopolis, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

State of Santa Catarina travel guide

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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.