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:  1​h
1
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— Few hours
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 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): don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, stop by A Fabulosa Loja de Chocolates Caracol, then stroll around Mini Mundo, and finally walk around Caracol State Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gramado travel app .

Porto Alegre to Gramado is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. You'll set off for Punta del Este on the 11th (Thu).

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parque Estadual do Caracol
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol
Rua Coberta ©
Rua Coberta

2
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): take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, examine the collection at Museo del Mar, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Punta del Este in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. July in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena

2
nights
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.
On the 13th (Sat), wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos. On your second day here, make a trip to Montevideo Sign, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Montevideo visit 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, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Montevideo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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hours
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 15th (Mon): make a trip to Porton de Campo, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and then wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip builder website .

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for the ferry ride to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Puerta de la Ciudadela ©
Puerta de la Ciudadela
Porton de Campo ©
Porton de Campo

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, then don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip tool .

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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