12 days in Curitiba, Morretes & Ilha do Mel Itinerary

12 days in Curitiba, Morretes & Ilha do Mel Itinerary

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Curitiba
— 3 nights
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Morretes
— Few hours
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Curitiba
— 3 nights
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Ilha do Mel
— 3 nights
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Curitiba
— 2 nights

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Curitiba

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 28th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Vinhos do Italiano, then see the interesting displays at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, then see the interesting displays at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao, and finally take a stroll through Centro Historico de Curitiba. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Estrada Da Graciosa, examine the collection at Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte, then see the interesting displays at The Automobile Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Curitiba trip builder website.

Brasilia to Curitiba is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Morretes.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

Side Trip

Vinhos do Italiano
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Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao ©
Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte ©
Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte

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Morretes

Morretes ©
A small town dating back to colonial times, Morretes represents a major draw to the coastline of Parana, one of Brazil's southern states.
On the 30th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Rua das Flores and then explore the activities along Nhundiaquara River.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Morretes holiday planner.

You can drive from Curitiba to Morretes in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, Morretes is somewhat warmer than Curitiba - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Curitiba.

Things to do in Morretes

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Nhundiaquara River ©
Nhundiaquara River

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Curitiba

Curitiba ©
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Curitiba travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Morretes to Curitiba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Morretes in December: high temperatures in Curitiba hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ilha do Mel.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Wildlife · Nature
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Museu Egipcio Ordem Rosacruz ©
Museu Egipcio Ordem Rosacruz
Curitiba's Memorial ©
Curitiba's Memorial

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Ilha do Mel

Ilha do Mel ©
Situated in the mouth of the Baia de Paranagua, scenic and tranquil Ilha do Mel boasts many natural and man-made attractions.
Take a break from the city and head to Farol Beach and Fortaleza da Ilha do Mel. Relax by the water at Fora Beach and Grande Beach. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Praia Encantadas, take some stellar pictures from Pedras da Pontinha, stroll through Miguel Beach, and enjoy the sea views from Farol das Conchas.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ilha do Mel trip itinerary website.

Explore your travel options from Curitiba to Ilha do Mel with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Curitiba in January; daily highs in Ilha do Mel reach 36°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Ilha do Mel

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Farol Beach ©
Farol Beach
Praia Encantadas ©
Praia Encantadas
Grande Beach ©
Grande Beach

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Curitiba

Curitiba ©
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoologico Municipal de Curitiba, then immerse yourself in nature at Parque Municipal Sao Jose dos Pinhais, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Curitiba trip builder app.

Explore your travel options from Ilha do Mel to Curitiba with the Route module. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ilha do Mel in January; daily highs in Curitiba reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Parque Municipal Sao Jose dos Pinhais
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Zoologico Municipal de Curitiba ©
Zoologico Municipal de Curitiba
Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba ©
Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba
Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Metropolitan Cathedral