49 days in State of Santa Catarina Itinerary

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Fly to Afonso Pena Airport, Drive to Jaragua Do Sul
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Jaragua Do Sul
— 4 nights
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Penha
— 5 nights
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Blumenau
— 6 nights
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Sao Martinho
— 2 nights
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Urubici
— 7 nights
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Bom Jardim da Serra
— 4 nights
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Praia Grande
— 3 nights
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Garopaba
— 6 nights
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Florianopolis
— 9 nights
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Jaragua Do Sul — 4 nights

Surrounded by mountains and divided by three snaking rivers, Jaragua do Sul feels like a city in close touch with the nature it's built on.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jaragua Do Sul: Emilio Fiorentino Battistella Reserve (in Corupa), Cascata Paraiso (in Campo Alegre) and Parque Natural das Aves (in Sao Bento Do Sul). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parque Malwee, engage your brain at WEG Museum of Science and Technology, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesetta Alpina.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jaragua Do Sul road trip tool.

Sydney, Australia to Jaragua Do Sul is an approximately 28.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney to Jaragua Do Sul, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect Jaragua Do Sul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Penha.
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Penha — 5 nights

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Venture out of the city with trips to Balneario Camboriu (Avenida Atlantica, Parque Unipraias Camboriu, &more), EcoCulture Center Adventure House (in Porto Belo) and Paroquia Santissimo Sacramento (in Itajai). Next up on the itinerary: get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World and make a trip to Sao Joao Batista Chapel.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Penha trip planner.

Drive from Jaragua Do Sul to Penha in 1.5 hours. August in Penha sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Blumenau.
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Blumenau — 6 nights

Tropical Germany

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blumenau: Igreja Matriz Saoo Pedro Apostolo de Gaspar (in Gaspar), Brusque (House of Aldo Krieger & Mitra Metropolitana de Fpolis) and Pomerode (Zoo Pomerode, ArtFalcon Falcoaria, &more). There's much more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Vila Germanica Park, admire the striking features of Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, look for gifts at Emporio Frozen, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Paulista.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Blumenau online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Penha to Blumenau takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Blumenau are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sao Martinho.
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Sao Martinho — 2 nights

São Martinho, Santa Catarina is a municipality in the state of Santa Catarina in the South region of Brazil.The municipality contains part of the Serra do Tabuleiro State Park, a protected area created in 1975. On the 17th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata Salto do Rio Capivara and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cachoeira Alto Sao Martinho. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nosso Senhor do Bomfim and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuário Diocesano Bem-Aventurada Albertina Berkenbrock.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sao Martinho driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Blumenau to Sao Martinho in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Blumenau in August, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Sao Martinho. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Urubici.
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Urubici — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Urubici: Morro das Torres (in Urupema), Sao Joaquim Sala Martinho de Haro Religious Arts Museum (in Sao Joaquim) and Serra do Corvo Branco (in Grao Para). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Morro da Igreja, take in the dramatic natural features at Pedra Furada, look for gifts at Loja Art & Mel, and head outdoors with Arroio do Engenho.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Urubici trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Sao Martinho to Urubici takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bom Jardim da Serra.
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Bom Jardim da Serra — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bom Jardim da Serra side-trips: Canion da Ronda (in Lauro Muller) and Cirenaica Canyon (in Treviso). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Serra do Rio do Rastro, explore the stunning scenery at Canion das Laranjeiras, identify plant and animal life at Mirante da Serra do Rio do Rastro, and admire the sheer force of Barrinha Falls.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bom Jardim da Serra road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Urubici to Bom Jardim da Serra in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Urubici to Bom Jardim da Serra is 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Praia Grande.
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Praia Grande — 3 nights

When in Praia Grande, make a side trip to see Cachoeira da Cortina in Timbe do Sul, approximately Timbe do Sul away.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Praia Grande trip planner.

You can drive from Bom Jardim da Serra to Praia Grande in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Garopaba.
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Garopaba — 6 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.
Explore Garopaba's surroundings by going to Guarda do Embau (Pedra do Urubu & Vale da Utopia) and Sao Bonifacio (Cachoeira do Capivari & Igreja Matriz de Sao Bonifacio). There's lots more to do: stroll through Morro da Embratel, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ser Soham Terapias, stop by Queijo com Sotaque, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find out how to plan a trip to Garopaba, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Praia Grande to Garopaba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Garopaba are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.
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Florianopolis — 9 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Florianopolis is known for beaches, sightseeing, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Santo Antonio de Lisboa, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Brava, tour the pleasant surroundings at Joaquina Beach, and make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip itinerary app.

Drive from Garopaba to Florianopolis in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly 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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