18 days in Brazil Itinerary

18 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil Trip Planner

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Fly
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Maringa
— 1 night
Fly
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Curitiba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Morretes
Taxi to Joinville, Fly to Vila Velha
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Vila Velha
— 2 nights
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Ilha do Mel
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
Drive
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Balneario Camboriu
— 3 nights
Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Auckland

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Maringa

— 1 night

Song City

Instantly notable for its striking skyline featuring the large conical spire of a distinctive cathedral, Maringa stands out as one of the world's greenest cities.
On the 26th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque do Japao.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Maringa attractions planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Maringa is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll gain 15 hours traveling from Auckland to Maringa due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Auckland in December: highs in Maringa hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Curitiba.

Things to do in Maringa

Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Curitiba

— 3 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Curitiba is known for parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, explore and take pictures at Estrada Da Graciosa, walk around Tangua Park, and steep yourself in history at Ukranian Memorial.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Curitiba online route maker.

Traveling by flight from Maringa to Curitiba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Maringa in December, with highs in Curitiba at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Morretes.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Velha and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nhundiaquara River.

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Getting from Curitiba to Morretes by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Curitiba in December, with highs in Morretes at 34°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Vila Velha.

Things to do in Morretes

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Vila Velha

— 2 nights

Land of the Green Shins

Founded in the 1530s, Vila Velha features a modern skyline of tall buildings pressed against the curved coastline of the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 31st (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Camburi Beach, then kick back and relax at Costa Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Penha Convent.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Vila Velha trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Morretes to Vila Velha in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vila Velha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Ilha do Mel.

Things to do in Vila Velha

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Ilha do Mel

— 2 nights
Situated in the mouth of the Baia de Paranagua, scenic and tranquil Ilha do Mel boasts many natural and man-made attractions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Farol das Conchas, kick back and relax at Farol Beach, and then stroll through Praia Encantadas.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Ilha do Mel journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vila Velha to Ilha do Mel. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Ilha do Mel

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Florianopolis

— 4 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Florianopolis is known for beaches, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia do Campeche, visit Santo Antonio de Lisboa, and head off the coast to Campeche Island.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ilha do Mel to Florianopolis. In January, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

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.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll through Praia das Laranjeiras. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Parque Unipraias Camboriu.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Balneario Camboriu road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florianopolis to Balneario Camboriu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 10:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.