23 days in Brazil Itinerary

23 days in Brazil Itinerary

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23 days in Brazil Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Rio de Janeiro
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Porto Alegre
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
3
Bento Goncalves
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Gramado
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Porto Alegre
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Florianopolis
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Bombinhas
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Florianopolis
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 30 min
9
Rio de Janeiro
— Few hours
Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Vancouver

4
nights
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro ©
Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Rio de Janeiro is known for beaches, parks, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a ride on Bondinho Pao de Acucar, kick back and relax at Copacabana Beach, make a trip to Escadaria Selaron, and pause for some photo ops at Corcovado Christ the Redeemer.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro itinerary planning app .

Vancouver, Canada to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Vancouver to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in December: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 36°C and lows are around 27°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks Beaches Transportation
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Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer ©
Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer
Sugarloaf Mountain ©
Sugarloaf Mountain
Copacabana Beach ©
Copacabana Beach

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hours
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Porto Alegre online road trip planner .

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Alegre by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 23°C in Porto Alegre. You will leave for Bento Goncalves on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Nightlife Museums Parks
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2
nights
Bento Goncalves

Founded in 1875, the young city of Bento Goncalves boasts a rich recent history and attractions that tastefully complement its surrounding natural features.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bento Goncalves day trip planning website .

Drive from Porto Alegre to Bento Goncalves in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Gramado.

Things to do in Bento Goncalves

Tours Wineries Historic Sites
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Rail Tours
Casa Valduga Winery ©
Casa Valduga Winery
Caminhos de Pedra ©
Caminhos de Pedra

3
nights
Gramado

Gramado ©
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.
Gramado is known for parks, nature, museums, theme parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Black Lake, test your problem-solving skills at Caro Watson Escape Game, stroll around Mini Mundo, and make a trip to Rua Coberta.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado trip itinerary app .

Getting from Bento Goncalves to Gramado by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Canela
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Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caro Watson Escape Game ©
Caro Watson Escape Game

3
nights
Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre ©
Enjoy Porto Alegre some more: make a trip to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre, examine the collection at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, snap pictures at Viaduto Pinheiro Borda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral.

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You can drive from Gramado to Porto Alegre in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Farroupilha ©
Parque Farroupilha
Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS ©
Mercado Publico Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico Porto Alegre

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hours
Florianopolis

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
On the 27th (Fri), make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceicao da Lagoa.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Florianopolis vacation app .

Getting from Porto Alegre to Florianopolis by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Bombinhas.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Historic Sites
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Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte ©
Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte

8
nights
Bombinhas

Bombinhas ©
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.
Explore Bombinhas' surroundings by going to Vila Germanica Park (in Blumenau), Balneario Camboriu (Praia das Laranjeiras, Morro do Careca, & more) and Beto Carrero World (in Penha). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bombinhas Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Bombas, get great views at Mirante do Encanto, and make a trip to Vista Panoramica.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bombinhas trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Florianopolis to Bombinhas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bombinhas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Bombinhas

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Balneario Camboriu, Mirante do Encanto, Beto Carrero World, Vila Germanica Park, Praia de Bombas
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Bombinhas Beach ©
Bombinhas Beach
Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras

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hours
Florianopolis

Florianopolis
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Lagoa da Conceicao.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Florianopolis online tour planner .

Getting from Bombinhas to Florianopolis by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Shopping Nature Parks
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Lagoa da Conceicao
Lagoa da Conceicao

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hours
Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro vacation planning website .

You can fly from Florianopolis to Rio de Janeiro in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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