11 days in Uruguay, Gramado & Buenos Aires Itinerary

11 days in Uruguay, Gramado & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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11 days in Uruguay, Gramado & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Drive:  2​h
1
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  18​h
End: Criciuma, Brazil

2
nights
Gramado, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): walk around Caracol State Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Pedra, then contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, and finally learn about winemaking at Casa Seganfredo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Caro Watson Escape Game, walk around Mini Mundo, then don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, then look for gifts at A Fabulosa Loja de Chocolates Caracol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado day trip planning website .

Porto Alegre to Gramado is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canela
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Black Lake ©
Black Lake
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Caracol State Park ©
Caracol State Park

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nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, then admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then try your luck at Conrad Casino, and finally explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Punta del Este takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

1
night
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Montevideo trip planner .

You can take a bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in July, Montevideo is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. You will leave for Colonia del Sacramento on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Montevideo

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento sightseeing website .

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
On the 15th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid and then don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires driving holiday tool .

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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