17 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

17 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Florianopolis
— 5 nights
Drive
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Imbituba
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Lauro Muller
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pomerode
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Balneario Camboriu
— 5 nights
Drive to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Fly to Accra

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Florianopolis — 5 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Bring the kids along to Jurere Beach and Praia Mole. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Joaquina Beach, get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, stroll through Praia do Santinho, and explore the activities along Lagoa da Conceicao.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Florianopolis attractions site.

Accra, Ghana to Florianopolis is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Brasilia Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Accra in December; daily highs in Florianopolis reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Imbituba.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

Imbituba — 2 nights

Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
On the 7th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Rosa and then enjoy the sand and surf at Guarda do Embau Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Ser Soham Terapias and then kick back and relax at Ferrugem Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Imbituba online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Florianopolis to Imbituba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Imbituba are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Lauro Muller.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

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 9th (Thu): Head underground at Gruta do Rio Amaral and then explore the striking landscape at Serra do Rio do Rastro.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Lauro Muller day trip website.

Drive from Imbituba to Lauro Muller in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pomerode.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Pomerode — 2 nights

Founded in the 1860s by Pomeranian Germans, the small town of Pomerode boasts a well-developed tourist infrastructure that makes it a popular vacation destination for thousands of foreign visitors.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): walk around Vila Encantada, look for all kinds of wild species at ArtFalcon Falcoaria, then meet the residents at Zoo Pomerode, and finally stop by Oxford Crystal Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park and then make a splash at Parque Aquatico Cascaneia.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pomerode route planner.

Traveling by car from Lauro Muller to Pomerode takes 5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pomerode are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Balneario Camboriu.
Parks · Theme Parks · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Balneario Camboriu — 5 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.
Attractions like Beto Carrero World and Parque Unipraias Camboriu make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Bombinhas (Sepultura Beach, Bombinhas Beach, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia das Laranjeiras, take in the awesome beauty at Morro do Careca, and stroll through Central Beach.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Balneario Camboriu trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Pomerode to Balneario Camboriu takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Balneario Camboriu, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:

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.