14 days in Uruguay, Curitiba & Itajai Itinerary

14 days in Uruguay, Curitiba & Itajai Itinerary

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14 days in Uruguay, Curitiba & Itajai Itinerary

Start: Osasco, Brazil
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Curitiba, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Itajai, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h
3
Rocha, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Drive:  23​h 30​min
End: Osasco, Brazil

1
night
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON, Panoramic Tower, Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sat), see a show at Opera de Arame, head outdoors with Parque Tingui, take in panoramic vistas at Panoramic Tower, then examine the collection at Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and finally make a trip to Praca Rui Barbosa.

For photos and other tourist information, go to the Curitiba vacation planner .

Osasco to Curitiba is an approximately 4-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Itajai.

Things to do in Curitiba

Outdoors Nightlife Parks
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Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON
Parque Tingui ©
Parque Tingui
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba

2
nights
Itajai, Brazil

Itajai ©
With a rich heritage of Portuguese and German immigration, Itajai boasts many interesting cultural attractions, such as landmark works of architecture, restaurants serving diverse examples of local cuisine (in particular, freshly-caught seafood), and local history museums.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque Unipraias Camboriu, Passarela Estaiada da Barra and Barra Sul Playground. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): catch a ride on Parque Unipraias Camboriu and then kick back and relax at Cabecudas Beach. On your second day here, head outdoors with Bico do Papagaio, take in the waterfront at Passarela Estaiada da Barra, then let little ones run wild at Barra Sul Playground, and finally head outdoors with Canto do Morcego.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Itajai route builder website .

Traveling by car from Curitiba to Itajai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Itajai when traveling from Curitiba in December, with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Rocha.

Things to do in Itajai

Parks Outdoors Transportation

Side Trip

Balneario Camboriu
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Parque Unipraias Camboriu ©
Parque Unipraias Camboriu
Cabecudas Beach ©
Cabecudas Beach
Bico do Papagaio ©
Bico do Papagaio

2
nights
Rocha, Uruguay

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Achiras Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rocha road trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Itajai to Rocha. In December, Rocha is little chillier than Itajai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
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Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Las Achiras Beach ©
Las Achiras Beach

3
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.
Visit Playa Brava and Playa Punta Ballena for some beach relaxation. Your inner history buff will appreciate Faro de Punta del Este and Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado. Go for a jaunt from Punta del Este to Minas to see Cerro Arequita about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Portezuelo, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Playa Mansa.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Rocha to Punta del Este by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro Arequita
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Faro de Punta del Este ©
Faro de Punta del Este

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales and Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda. Do your shopping at Avenida 18 de Julio and Acatras del Mercado - Galeria de Arte. Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Balneario Kiyu in Libertad--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Gobierno, make a trip to Plaza Matriz, enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta Carretas, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Municipal de Montevideo.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Montevideo tour site .

Traveling by bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in December, you will find days in Montevideo are somewhat warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Balneario Kiyu
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Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda ©
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda
Museo Casa de Gobierno ©
Museo Casa de Gobierno

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