35 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

35 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Hercílio Luz International Airport, Drive to Jaguaruna
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Jaguaruna
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Orleans
— 1 night
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Urubici
— 3 nights
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Lages
— 2 nights
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Criciuma
— 3 nights
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Tubarao
— 2 nights
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Garopaba
— 2 nights
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Florianopolis
— 4 nights
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Blumenau
— 3 nights
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Pomerode
— 1 night
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Balneario Camboriu
— 10 nights
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Joinville
— 1 night
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Penha
— 2 nights
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Jaguaruna

Jaguaruna is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil.The city is served by Humberto Ghizzo Bortoluzzi Regional Airport. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Cidade de Jaguaruna Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Arroio Corrente Beach.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jaguaruna trip builder tool.

Rio de Janeiro to Jaguaruna is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Jaguaruna, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Orleans.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Orleans — 1 night

Orleans is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Santa Catarina. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Open Air Princesa Isabel Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santa Otilia.

Start your trip to Orleans by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Jaguaruna to Orleans in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Orleans are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Urubici.
Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

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.
Urubici is known for nature, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Morro da Igreja, explore the striking landscape at Pedra Furada, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens, and steep yourself in history at Inscricoes Rupestres.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Urubici road trip tool.

You can drive from Orleans to Urubici in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orleans to Urubici. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lages.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Lages — 2 nights

Lages, formerly Lajens, is a Brazilian municipality located in the central part of the state of Santa Catarina, in the region known in Portuguese as "Planalto Serrano".It is located in the mountain region of the state and is the largest municipality of it. Explore Lages' surroundings by going to Vinicola Abreu Garcia (in Campo Belo do Sul) and Serra do Rio do Rastro (in Lauro Muller). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, let the kids burn off some steam at Jonas Ramos Park, examine the collection at Thiago de Castro History Museum, and head outdoors with Canion da Ronda.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Lages driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Urubici to Lages takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Criciuma.
Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:

Criciuma — 3 nights

Criciúma is a city in the Brazilian state of Santa Catarina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Criciuma: Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Perpetuo Socorro (in Bom Jardim da Serra) and Morro Dos Conventos Beach (in Ararangua). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Praca do Congresso, get outside with Parque das Nacoes Cincinato Naspolini, browse the different shops at Nacoes Shopping, and catch a live event at Heriberto Hulse Stadium.

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Traveling by car from Lages to Criciuma takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lages to Criciuma, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Criciuma are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tubarao.
Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Tubarao — 2 nights

Tubarão is a Brazilian municipality located in southern part of Santa Catarina state. On the 27th (Mon), tour the old-fashioned way with Museu Ferroviario de Tubarao, stroll around Parque Ambiental Tractebel, then stop by Farol Shopping, and finally stop by Mr. Beer.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tubarao online travel route planner.

Drive from Criciuma to Tubarao in an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Tubarao can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Garopaba.
Shopping · Museums · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

Garopaba — 2 nights

Once a sleepy fishing village, Garopaba has managed to retain much of its low-key charm despite the thousands of visitors who flock to its shores.
On the 28th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ferrugem Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Rosa. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Praca 21 de Abril, kick back and relax at Garopaba Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Silveira Beach.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Garopaba day trip planner.

Drive from Tubarao to Garopaba in 1.5 hours. December in Garopaba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Florianopolis.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Florianopolis — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Jurere Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sant'Anna, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoinha do Leste, and take in the dramatic scenery at Praia da Solidao.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Florianopolis trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Garopaba to Florianopolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Blumenau.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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: Brusque (Gruta de Nossa Senhora de Caravaggio, Praca Vicente So, &more). Next up on the itinerary: let little ones run wild at Vila Germanica Park, admire the striking features of Santuario Nossa Senhora Aparecida, walk around Ramiro Ruediger Park, and look for gifts at Loja Pontinho.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Blumenau trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Florianopolis to Blumenau in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pomerode.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

Pomerode — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll around Vila Encantada, then contemplate the long history of Portal Turistico Sul, then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, and finally meet the residents at Zoo Pomerode.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pomerode day trip app.

Traveling by car from Blumenau to Pomerode takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Balneario Camboriu.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:

Balneario Camboriu — 10 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Balneario Camboriu: Bombinhas (Trilha da Tainha, Praia de Mariscal, &more), Penha (Beto Carrero World & Sao Joao Batista Chapel) and Praia de Bombas (in Bombas). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Parque Unipraias Camboriu, enjoy the sand and surf at Pr dos Amores, don't miss a visit to Avenida Atlantica, and appreciate the history behind Cristo Luz.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Balneario Camboriu trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Pomerode to Balneario Camboriu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Balneario Camboriu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Joinville.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 17:

Joinville — 1 night

You'll feel a distinctly European atmosphere on your trip to Joinville, a city of about 550,000 in southern Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Joinville - Sao Francisco Xavier, stop by Shopping Mueller Joinville, then get all the information you need at Portico e Moinho da XV, then get to know the fascinating history of Estrada Bonita, and finally stop by Garten Shopping.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Joinville trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Balneario Camboriu to Joinville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Penha.
Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 18:

Penha — 2 nights

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
On the 18th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Picarras Beach and then stroll through Grant Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Vermelha and then buy something for everyone on your list at FIP Feira da Moda.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Penha journey builder.

Getting from Joinville to Penha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 18 — 20:

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.