21 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

21 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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21 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Tangara da Serra, Brazil
Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Bandeirantes, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Londrina, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
8
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  25​h
End: Tangara da Serra, Brazil


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1
night
Bandeirantes, Brazil

Bandeirantes ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): walk around Parque do Povo, then don't miss a visit to Santuario Santa Terezinha do Menino Jesus e da Sagrada Face, then make a trip to Santuario Sao Miguel Arcanjo, and finally do a tasting at Vinicola La Dorni.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bandeirantes holiday planner.

Tangara da Serra to Bandeirantes is an approximately 21-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Londrina.

Things to do in Bandeirantes

Parks Wineries
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2
nights
Londrina, Brazil

Londrina ©
Established in the early 1900s by foreign settlers, Londrina initially served as a stopover point for British coffee traders transporting beans from Paraná and São Paulo to the port of Santos.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mother Leonia Milito Memorial House, then explore the activities along Igapo Lake, then stop by Armazem 50, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oratorio Nossa Senhora do Silencio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Metropolitana de Londrina, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nossa Senhora de Lourdes.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Londrina trip website .

You can drive from Bandeirantes to Londrina in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bandeirantes to Londrina. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Londrina

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Catedral Nossa Senhora de Lourdes
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Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt ©
Santuario de Gracas Schoenstatt
Igapo Lake ©
Igapo Lake
Oratorio Nossa Senhora do Silencio ©

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.
Step out of Gramado to go to Tres Coroas and see Zipline, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: walk around Mini Mundo, get in on the family fun at Snowland, contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake, and admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gramado road trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Londrina to Gramado takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Canela
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Rua Coberta ©
Rua Coberta

2
nights
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
On the 9th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre, don't miss a visit to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre, then make a trip to Enigma Escape Game, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento ao Curtidor. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Guaiba Lake (River), then stroll around Parque Farroupilha, then engage your brain at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, and finally view the masterpieces at Galeria Hipotetica.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Porto Alegre trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gramado to Porto Alegre in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Monumento ao Curtidor
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Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Pocitos, then take an in-depth tour of Cabildo de Montevideo, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Montevideo trip maker site .

Fly from Porto Alegre to Montevideo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Alegre in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Montevideo, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Museums
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Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Este: Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena) and Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada & Cerro San Antonio). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Montoya, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

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

You can fly from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 20th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Museo Naval, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then make a trip to Porton de Campo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, and finally don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, then wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento vacation maker tool .

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. January in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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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