20 days in Brazil Itinerary

20 days in Brazil Itinerary

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Porto Alegre
— 7 nights
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Gramado
— 3 nights
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Canela
— 3 nights
Drive
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Florianopolis
— 1 day
Drive
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Joinville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Curitiba
— 4 nights
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Porto Alegre

— 7 nights

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS and Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario and Santuario Nossa Senhora Madre de Deus are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Catedral Basilica Sao Luis Gonzaga (in Novo Hamburgo), Lake Dead Arm (in Imbe) and Reserva Ecologica Picada Verao (in Morro Reuter). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at MARGS - Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, take in the exciting artwork at Instituto Ling, learn about all things military at MMCMS - Museu Militar do Comando Militar do Sul, and get outside with Pista do Gasometro.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto Alegre attractions planner.

Manaus to Porto Alegre is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manaus to Porto Alegre is 1 hour. Traveling from Manaus in January, plan for little chillier nights in Porto Alegre, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 21:

Gramado

— 3 nights

Hydrangea Garden

Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo and Ervateira Marcon - Natural de Gramado. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Seganfredo and Museu de Cera. Change things up with a short trip to Morro Ferrabraz in Sapiranga (about 54 minutes away). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Mundo de Chocolate.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gramado day trip tool.

You can drive from Porto Alegre to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canela.

Things to do in Gramado

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Canela

— 3 nights
One of the best bases for ecotourism in the Serra Gaúcha area, the old town of Canela charms visitors with quaint architecture and a laid-back atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata do Caracol and then pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Nossa Senhora de Lourdes. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museu dos Beatles and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Canela visit planning site.

Canela is very close to Gramado. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Canela

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

Florianopolis

— 1 day

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 27th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Nossa Senhora das Necessidades - Santo Antônio de Lisboa and then get to know the fascinating history of Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis trip maker tool.

Getting from Canela to Florianopolis by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Florianopolis sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Joinville.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 28:

Joinville

— 2 nights

City of Princes

You'll feel a distinctly European atmosphere on your trip to Joinville, a city of about 550,000 in southern Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): stroll through Grant Beach and then stroll through Itajuba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Corpo de Bombeiros and then pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Do Sagrado Coracao De Jesus.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Joinville trip website.

Drive from Florianopolis to Joinville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Joinville sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Curitiba.

Things to do in Joinville

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Curitiba

— 4 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Get some historical perspective at Santuario Tabor Magnificat and Igreja Presbiteriana Independente de Curitiba. Step off the beaten path and head to Memorial da Seguranca no Transporte and Parque Estadual do Marumbi. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Museu Egipcio Ordem Rosacruz and examine the collection at Museu Oscar Niemeyer.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Curitiba online route planner.

Drive from Joinville to Curitiba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Curitiba is little chillier than Joinville - with highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Curitiba

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.