36 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

36 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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Blumenau
— 4 nights
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Pomerode
— 2 nights
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Bombinhas
— 3 nights
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Florianopolis
— 2 nights
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Palhoca
— 4 nights
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Imbituba
— 4 nights
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Bom Jardim da Serra
— 5 nights
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Sao Joaquim
— 2 nights
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Urubici
— 4 nights
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Urupema
— 2 nights
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Lages
— 2 nights
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Blumenau — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Praia da Armacao and Praia Vermelha. Appreciate the collections at Museu da Cerveja and Fundacao Cultural de Blumenau. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Nossa Senhora de Azambuja (in Brusque) and Igreja Matriz Saoo Pedro Apostolo de Gaspar (in Gaspar). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Hering Museum, admire the striking features of Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, ponder the world of politics at Blumenau City Hall, and explore the historical opulence of Castelinho da Havan.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Blumenau trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro to Blumenau is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June; daily highs in Blumenau reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pomerode.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museu Pomerano - Centro Cultural de Pomerode, then get to know the resident critters at Zoo Pomerode, and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Casa do Imigrante Carl Weege, do a tasting at Vinicola San Michele, and then steep yourself in history at Portal Turistico Sul.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pomerode trip builder site.

Drive from Blumenau to Pomerode in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Pomerode can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bombinhas.
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Bombinhas — 3 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.
Tijucas Museum and Paroquia de Tijucas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Bombinhas Beach and Itapema Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Bombinhas with an excursion to Mirante do Encanto in Itapema--about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Mariscal and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia De Quatro Ilhas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bombinhas trip planner.

Getting from Pomerode to Bombinhas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Bombinhas are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis — 2 nights

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Jurere Beach, then examine the collection at Casa do Barao Center for the Arts, and then snap pictures at Hercilio Luz Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Ethnographic Museum Casa dos Açores and then get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis road trip planner.

You can drive from Bombinhas to Florianopolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Florianopolis are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Palhoca.
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Palhoca — 4 nights

With a long mangrove lining the coast, leading into beaches to the south, seaside tourism in Palhoca is alive and well.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Igreja Matriz de Sao Bonifacio and Santa Cruz de Anhatomirim Fortress. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hercilio Luz Governor Field House and Sao Jose Historic Municipal Museum. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Guarda do Embau Beach, make a trip to Casa Cultura, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Publica Professora Albertina Ramos de Araujo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nosso Senhor do Bonfim.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Palhoca online trip itinerary maker.

Palhoca is just a short distance from Florianopolis. July in Palhoca sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Imbituba.
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Imbituba — 4 nights

Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
Popular historic sites such as Igreja Matriz Santo Antonio Dos Anjos and Igreja Matriz are in your itinerary. Settler's Museum and Santa Marta Lighthouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Imbituba: Garopaba (Garopaba Beach & Atelier ART3), Farol Shopping (in Tubarao) and Laguna (Pedra do Frade, Casa Pinto D'Ulyssea, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia do Rosa and contemplate the waterfront views at Ibiraquera Lake.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Imbituba trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Palhoca to Imbituba takes an hour. Traveling from Palhoca in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Imbituba, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bom Jardim da Serra.
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Bom Jardim da Serra — 5 nights

A calm town, and one of the coldest in Brazil, Bom Jardim da Serra sits at an altitude of 1,465 m (4806 ft) above sea level in the state of Santa Catarina.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Open Air Princesa Isabel Museum and Anton Eyng Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Serra do Rio do Rastro and Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro. Change things up with these side-trips from Bom Jardim da Serra: Jacinto Machado Historic Municipal Museum (in Jacinto Machado) and Urussanga (Igreja Matriz N S da Conceição & Urussanga Historic Municipal Museum). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Canion das Laranjeiras, walk around Parque Eólico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Perpetuo Socorro, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Tropeiros.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bom Jardim da Serra trip planner.

Traveling by car from Imbituba to Bom Jardim da Serra takes 2.5 hours. In July in Bom Jardim da Serra, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sao Joaquim.
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Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Sao Joaquim — 2 nights

Include a short side trip to Sao Joaquim to visit the coldest city in Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Belvedere, learn about winemaking at Vinhedos do Monte Agudo, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Casa do vinho - Matriz - Sao Joaquim - SC. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Canyon Monte Negro and then get great views at Mirante da Serra da Rocinha.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sao Joaquim travel planning site.

Getting from Bom Jardim da Serra to Sao Joaquim by car takes about an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bom Jardim da Serra to Sao Joaquim. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Urubici.
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Urubici — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Cachoeira do Avencal and Serra do Corvo Branco. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gruta Nossa Senhora de Lourdes and Inscricoes Rupestres. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Urubici: Lomba Alta Museum of Archaeology (in Alfredo Wagner) and Edevaldo Ciro Thiesen Museum (in Ituporanga). There's more to do: take some stellar pictures from Morro da Igreja and pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora Mae dos Homens.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Urubici trip planner.

Drive from Sao Joaquim to Urubici in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Urupema.
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Urupema — 2 nights

Urupema is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil. On the 30th (Mon), head outdoors with Cascata que Congela.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Urupema sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Urubici to Urupema in 1.5 hours. On the 1st (Wed), you'll travel to Lages.
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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. On the 1st (Wed), hike along Salto Caveiras, get great views at Mirante dos Pinheiros, and then examine the collection at Thiago de Castro History Museum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres, have some family-friendly fun at Boliche Strike Bar, then appreciate the history behind Monumento tropeiros, and finally stop by Lages Garden Shopping.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lages road trip website.

Getting from Urupema to Lages by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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State of Santa Catarina travel guide

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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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