30 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

30 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Drive to Blumenau
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Blumenau
— 3 nights
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Penha
— 4 nights
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Bombinhas
— 5 nights
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Imbituba
— 4 nights
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Praia Grande
— 2 nights
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Lauro Muller
— 1 night
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Urubici
— 3 nights
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Florianopolis
— 7 nights
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Blumenau — 3 nights

Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
Change things up with these side-trips from Blumenau: Pomerode (Portal Turistico Sul, ArtFalcon Falcoaria, &more). And it doesn't end there: let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park, see the interesting displays at Glaspark Blumenau Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, and stroll around Ramiro Ruediger Park.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Blumenau road trip planning website.

London, UK to Blumenau is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from London in April, things will get much hotter in Blumenau: highs are around 32°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Penha.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Penha — 4 nights

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penha: Balneario Camboriu (Parque Unipraias Camboriu, Morro do Careca, &more) and Brava Beach (in Itajai). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Beto Carrero World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Penha online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Blumenau to Penha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Penha are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Bombinhas.
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Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 8:

Bombinhas — 5 nights

A municipality geared towards seaside tourism, tiny Bombinhas makes up for its diminutive size with ample opportunities off its shores, including snorkeling, diving, and boat tours.
Take a break from Bombinhas with a short trip to Molhe - Barra Sul in Balneario Camboriu, about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bombinhas Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Morro do Macaco, and kick back and relax at Sepultura Beach.

Plan my trip to Bombinhas with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Penha to Bombinhas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bombinhas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imbituba.
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Find places to stay Apr 8 — 13:

Imbituba — 4 nights

Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
Venture out of the city with trips to Guarda do Embau (Pedra do Urubu & Prainha Beach), Garopaba (Ferrugem Beach, Preguica Beach, &more) and Guarda do Embau Beach (in Palhoca). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Rosa.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Imbituba trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Bombinhas to Imbituba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Imbituba are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Praia Grande.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Praia Grande — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Portal dos Canyons and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vale da Pedra Branca Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then trek along Trilha Do Rio Do Boi.

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Drive from Imbituba to Praia Grande in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Praia Grande are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lauro Muller.
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Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:

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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paróquia Imaculado Coração de Maria and then explore the striking landscape at Serra do Rio do Rastro.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lauro Muller trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Praia Grande to Lauro Muller in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Urubici.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

Urubici — 3 nights

With average temperatures ranging between 12 C (54 F) and 16 C (61 F), and the possibility of snow in winter, Urubici is officially the coldest town in Brazil.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro (in Bom Jardim da Serra), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Sao Joaquim) and Eco Trilhas Serra Catarinense (in Bom Retiro). There's still lots to do: get great views at Morro da Igreja and admire the sheer force of Cachoeira do Avencal.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Urubici trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Lauro Muller to Urubici in 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lauro Muller to Urubici is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.
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Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Florianopolis — 7 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach, wander the streets of Costa da Lagoa, and get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

Make your Florianopolis itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Urubici to Florianopolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Urubici to Florianopolis, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 30:

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.
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