17 days in State of Parana Itinerary

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Ilha do Mel
— 3 nights
Foz do Iguacu
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Ilha do Mel — 3 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 26th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Farol Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fortaleza da Ilha do Mel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Farol das Conchas, kick back and relax at Fora Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia Encantadas.

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Auckland, New Zealand to Ilha do Mel is an approximately 156-hour travel. Traveling from Auckland to Ilha do Mel, you'll gain 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Auckland in December, with highs in Ilha do Mel at 34°C and lows at 24°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll travel to Foz do Iguacu.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iguacu River and Helicopter Tours. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Itaipu Ecomuseu, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Ipora Lenda Show, take in the views from Ponte Tancredo Neves, and steep yourself in history at Marco Das Tres Fronteiras.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ilha do Mel to Foz do Iguacu. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Londrina.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Londrina — 3 nights

Little London

Established in the early 1900s by foreign settlers, Londrina initially served as a stopover point for British coffee traders transporting beans from Paraná and São Paulo to the port of Santos.
Explore hidden gems such as Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt and Jardim Botanico de Londrina. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Igapo Lake, take an in-depth tour of Museu Historico de Londrina Padre Carlos Weiss, pause for some photo ops at Relogio de Sol, and look for gifts at Londrina Catuaí Mall.

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Fly from Foz do Iguacu to Londrina in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Londrina, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maringa.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Maringa — 2 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Catedral Basilica Menor Nossa Senhora da Gloria and Catuai Shopping Maringa. When in Maringa, make a side trip to see Ody Park Aquatico in Iguaracu, approximately Iguaracu away. The adventure continues: walk around Parque do Japao, look for gifts at Maringa Park Shopping Center, see where the action happens at Estadio Regional Willie Davids, and indulge your taste buds at Mercadao de Maringa.

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Getting from Londrina to Maringa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Maringa can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Curitiba.
Parks · Shopping · Theme Parks · Historic Sites
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Curitiba — 2 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): deepen your understanding at Universidade Federal do Parana, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Curitiba, and then make a trip to Teatro HSBC - Palacio Avenida. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shopping Estacao, then catch a live event at Arena da Baixada, and finally admire the natural beauty at Japanese gardens.

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You can fly from Maringa to Curitiba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Maringa in January, things will get a bit cooler in Curitiba: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks
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State of Parana travel guide

Waterfalls · Zoos · Gardens
Featuring a strong European heritage, State of Parana represents one of Brazil's most surprising regions, delighting visitors with its coastal cities boasting Mediterranean atmosphere and innovative architecture. Often overlooked by foreign tourists who flock to its northern neighbor, the state remains one of Brazil's wealthiest and most developed regions. Beach lovers and surfers vacation in State of Parana to take advantage of good weather and warm Atlantic waters, while nature-lovers prefer the region's largely unspoiled swathes of rainforest. No State of Parana tour is complete without a visit to the region's World Heritage-listed national park, celebrated worldwide for its jaw-dropping waterfalls.