21 days in Brazil Itinerary

21 days in Brazil Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Brazil attractions planner

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Curitiba
— 1 night
Drive
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Blumenau
— 3 nights
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Guarda do Embau
— 1 night
Drive
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Cambara do Sul
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gramado
— 5 nights
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Canela
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bento Goncalves
— 3 nights
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Curitiba

— 1 night

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Marumbi Peak, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paineis de Poty Lazzarotto, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Santa Maria Goretti. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Parque Estadual do Marumbi, examine the collection at Museu Paranaense, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Tabor Magnificat, and finally head outdoors with Parque Tingui.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Curitiba trip planner.

Sao Paulo to Curitiba is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in July, with highs in Curitiba at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Blumenau.

Things to do in Curitiba

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Blumenau

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at ArtFalcon Falcoaria and Parque Ecologico Freymund Germer - Morro Azul. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portal Turistico Sul and Castelinho da Havan. Change things up with these side-trips from Blumenau: Pomerode (Pomerode Alimentos, Zoo Pomerode, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, walk around Ramiro Ruediger Park, ponder the world of politics at Blumenau City Hall, and see the interesting displays at Hering Museum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Blumenau travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Curitiba to Blumenau takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Blumenau when traveling from Curitiba in July, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Guarda do Embau.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

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Guarda do Embau

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Garopaba Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Siriu Beach, and then explore and take pictures at Morro da Embratel.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Guarda do Embau trip planner.

Traveling by car from Blumenau to Guarda do Embau takes 3 hours. July in Guarda do Embau sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Guarda do Embau

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Cambara do Sul

— 4 nights
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
Take a break from the city and head to Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul and National Park of Aparados da Serra. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Itaimbezinho Canyon and Malacara Canyon. Step out of Cambara do Sul with an excursion to Trilha Do Rio Do Boi in Praia Grande--about 1h 40 min away. There's more to do: head outdoors with Parque Nacional da Serra Geral.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Cambara do Sul travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Guarda do Embau to Cambara do Sul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Gramado

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lago Joaquina Rita Bier and Cascata Veu de Noiva. Step off the beaten path and head to Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple and Parque Aldeia do Imigrante. Explore Gramado's surroundings by going to Nova Petropolis (Praca da Republica, Parasailing & Paragliding, &more) and Igreja Gabriel (in Igrejinha). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Negro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Relogio, stroll around Mini Mundo, and don't miss a visit to Praca das Etnias.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gramado road trip app.

Traveling by car from Cambara do Sul to Gramado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Canela.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque da Ferradura and Museu dos Beatles. Get in touch with nature at Cascata do Caracol and Parque Estadual do Caracol. Step out of Canela to go to Sao Francisco de Paula and see Lago Sao Bernardo, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Ecoparque Sperry, walk around Flor do Vale - Alambique e Parque Ecologico, look for gifts at Eriel Chocolates, and get in on the family fun at Parque Tematico Mundo Gelado.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Canela tour builder.

Canela is just a stone's throw from Gramado. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bento Goncalves.

Things to do in Canela

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Bento Goncalves

— 3 nights

Wine Capital of Brazil

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Igreja Matriz de Cristo Rei and Salto Ventoso. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sao Pellegrino Church and Sao Bento Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bento Goncalves: Santuario N S do Caravaggio (in Farroupilha) and Paroquia Santa Teresa (in Caxias Do Sul). There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, relax in the rural setting at Parque da Ovelha, don't miss a visit to Fotos a Moda Antiga e Rotulos Personalizados, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Vale do Rio das Antas.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bento Goncalves trip planning tool.

Getting from Canela to Bento Goncalves by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Brazil travel guide

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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.