12 days in Uruguay, Brazil & Buenos Aires Itinerary

12 days in Uruguay, Brazil & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Pelotas, Brazil
— 1 night
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
Ferry
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 day
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Drive to Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Fly to Salgado Filho Airport, Drive to Osorio
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Osorio, Brazil
— 1 night
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Pelotas, Brazil

Princess of the South

Rich in architectural sights and natural attractions, the city of Pelotas is the third-largest in the state, and enjoys an attractive position by the Lagoa dos Patos.
On the 25th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana de Sao Francisco de Paula and then don't miss a visit to Praca Coronel Pedro Osorio.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Pelotas tour website.

Taio to Pelotas is an approximately 10-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Taio in December, Pelotas is slightly colder at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Pelotas

Historic Sites
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Montevideo, Uruguay

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 26th (Sat), stroll around Parque Rodo, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Pittamiglio, and then look for gifts at Punta Carretas Shopping.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Pelotas to Montevideo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in Montevideo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Sun) before leaving for Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Parque Rodo ©
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Parque Rodo
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Punta Carretas Shopping ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Punta Carretas Shopping
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): visit Barrio Historico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz, and then explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento travel route planning site.

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Barrio Historico ©
Neighborhood
Barrio Historico
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Rio de la Plata ©
Water Body
Rio de la Plata
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Iglesia Matriz ©
Church
Iglesia Matriz
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Queen of La Plata

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires route planner.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires by ferry takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You will leave for Colonia del Sacramento on the 30th (Wed).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Bastion de San Miguel, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary builder app.

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites
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Montevideo, Uruguay

Before you visit Montevideo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Tours · Nightlife · Wineries · Outdoors
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Monaco of South America

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 1st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, then snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, then kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este day trip planning website.

Drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

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Playa Brava ©
Beach
Playa Brava
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Museo Del Mar ©
Specialty Museum
Museo Del Mar
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Playa Mansa ©
Beach
Playa Mansa
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Montevideo, Uruguay

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Montevideo

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Catedral de Montevideo ©
Religious Site
Catedral de Montevideo
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Palacio Legislativo ©
Government Building
Palacio Legislativo
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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
On the 3rd (Sun), snap pictures at Puente Colgante and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Diablo trip planning website.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for Osorio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Historic Site
Fortress of Santa Teresa
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Osorio, Brazil

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Punta del Diablo to Osorio. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta del Diablo to Osorio due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Osorio

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
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