29 days in Brazil Itinerary

29 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil trip itinerary planner

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Porto Alegre
— 1 night
Drive
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Gramado
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cambara do Sul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Florianopolis
— 6 nights
Drive
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Balneario Camboriu
— 2 nights
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Ilha do Mel
— 2 nights
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Curitiba
— 4 nights
Fly
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Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights

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Porto Alegre

— 1 night

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
On the 1st (Sun), head outdoors with Pista do Gasometro, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores, and then stroll around Parque Farroupilha.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Porto Alegre itinerary builder app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Porto Alegre. In August, daytime highs in Porto Alegre are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Gramado.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Gramado

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casa Seganfredo and Parasailing & Paragliding. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Caracol, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol, find something for the whole family at Snowland, and stroll around Mini Mundo.

For more things to do and more tourist information, use the Gramado day trip planner.

You can drive from Porto Alegre to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. On the 6th (Fri), you're off to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:

Bento Goncalves

— 3 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Salto Ventoso and Igreja Matriz de Cristo Rei. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Vinicola Dom Candido, tour in style with a train tour, go for a walk through Caminhos de Pedra, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bento Goncalves trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Gramado to Bento Goncalves by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Cambara do Sul

— 2 nights
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Tio Franca and then surround yourself with nature on Cambara Adventure - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of National Park of Aparados da Serra.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambara do Sul visit planner.

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Cambara do Sul by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 11:

Florianopolis

— 6 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Explore hidden gems such as Ferrugem Beach and Ribeirao da Ilha. Take a break from Florianopolis with a short trip to Ibiraquera Lake in Praia do Rosa, about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte, contemplate the long history of Palacio Cruz e Sousa, kick back and relax at Praia do Sambaqui, and take in panoramic vistas at Miorro da Lagoa.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florianopolis planning site.

Getting from Cambara do Sul to Florianopolis by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Balneario Camboriu.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 17:

Balneario Camboriu

— 2 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Santuario De Madre Paulina and Morro da Cruz. Step out of Balneario Camboriu to go to Nova Trento and see Madre Paulina Museum, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Estaleirinho Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Santa Ines, explore the striking landscape at Morro da Aguada, and go all around town with Nos Turismo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Balneario Camboriu trip planner.

You can drive from Florianopolis to Balneario Camboriu in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Balneario Camboriu can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Ilha do Mel.

Things to do in Balneario Camboriu

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Farol Beach, kick back and relax at Fortaleza da Ilha do Mel, and then take some stellar pictures from Pedras da Pontinha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Grande Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Encantadas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Ilha do Mel trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Balneario Camboriu to Ilha do Mel. In August, daytime highs in Ilha do Mel are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Ilha do Mel

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

Curitiba

— 4 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and Vinicola Durigan. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, examine the collection at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stroll around Parque Barigui.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Curitiba trip planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Ilha do Mel to Curitiba with the Route module. Traveling from Ilha do Mel in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Curitiba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:

Foz do Iguacu

— 4 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bela Vista Biological Refuge and Ponte Internacional da Amizade. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, explore the landscape on two wheels at Poco Preto trail, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Sao Joao Batista.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Foz do Iguacu takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Curitiba in August: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 29:

Brazil travel guide

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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.