29 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

29 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

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Vinhedo, Brazil
— 1 day
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
4
Rosario, Argentina
— 1 night
5
Concordia, Argentina
— 1 night
6
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
7
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
8
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
9
La Paloma, Uruguay
— 1 night
10
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 1 night
11
Chuy, Uruguay
— 1 night
12
Rio Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
13
Gramado, Brazil
— 3 nights
14
Cambara do Sul, Brazil
— 1 night
15
Bom Jardim da Serra, Brazil
— 1 night
16
Florianopolis, Brazil
— 3 nights
17
Curitiba, Brazil
— 3 nights

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Vinhedo, Brazil

Vinhedo ©
Established as a small colonial settlement on the road to Sao Paulo,  Vinhedo only came into its own in the 20th century, when Italian immigrants moved in and established a number of wineries.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Adega Familia Baccetti, admire the masterpieces at Memorial de Arte Adelio Sarro, and then make a trip to Mosteiro Beneditino De Sao Bento.

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Sao Paulo to Vinhedo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Vinhedo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Vinhedo

Shopping Museums
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Adega Familia Baccetti ©
Adega Familia Baccetti
Mosteiro Beneditino De Sao Bento ©
Mosteiro Beneditino De Sao Bento
Memorial de Arte Adelio Sarro ©
Memorial de Arte Adelio Sarro

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then have fun at Wake Iguassu Cable Park. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see human ingenuity at work at Itaipu Dam, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Batista de Tres Lagoas.

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Fly from Vinhedo to Foz do Iguacu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Foz do Iguacu, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip tool.

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rosario.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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night
Rosario, Argentina

Rosario ©
Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
On the 1st (Wed), see the interesting displays at In-Genius Museum, appreciate the history behind Monumento Historico Nacional a la Bandera, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia MarIa Auxiliadora.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rosario driving holiday app.

You can drive from Buenos Aires to Rosario in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Rosario are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Concordia.

Things to do in Rosario

Museums Historic Sites
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In-Genius Museum ©
In-Genius Museum
Monumento Historico Nacional a la Bandera ©
Parroquia MarIa Auxiliadora ©
Parroquia MarIa Auxiliadora

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Concordia, Argentina

Concordia ©
On the banks of the Uruguay River, Concordia has traditionally represented the center of the country's citrus production.
On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora de los Angeles, head outdoors with Costanera, and then get outside with Cristal del Lago.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Concordia travel route builder app.

Traveling by car from Rosario to Concordia takes 5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Concordia can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Concordia

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Costanera ©
Costanera
Capilla Nuestra Senora de los Angeles ©
Capilla Nuestra Senora de los Angeles

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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 3rd (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, thenget engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, thentake a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally make a trip to Porton de Campo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning site.

You can drive from Concordia to Colonia del Sacramento in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Concordia in January: highs in Colonia del Sacramento hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Museo Portugues ©
Museo Portugues
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

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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 4th (Sat), admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, thenget engrossed in the history at Cabildo de Montevideo, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos. Here are some ideas for day two: get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, thenstop by Ciudad Vieja, and finally go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montevideo trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Montevideo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive 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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, thenmake a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and finally snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, thenget great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Montoya, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este trip planner.

Drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to La Paloma.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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La Paloma, Uruguay

La Paloma ©
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
On the 8th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pedrera, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our La Paloma online travel route planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to La Paloma in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Pedrera, Beaches at Cabo Polonio
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Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera
Playa Los Botes ©
Playa Los Botes

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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo ©
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 9th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Teresa National Park.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo trip maker website.

Getting from La Paloma to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from La Paloma to Punta del Diablo due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chuy.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocha
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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa

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Chuy, Uruguay

Chuy ©
Hugging the very eastern fringe of Uruguay and wedged up against Brazil, the small town of Chuy represents one of Uruguay's final frontiers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional San Miguel and then make a trip to Fuerte de San Miguel.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chuy driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Punta del Diablo to Chuy by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rio Grande.

Things to do in Chuy

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional San Miguel ©
Parque Nacional San Miguel
Fuerte de San Miguel ©
Fuerte de San Miguel

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Rio Grande, Brazil

Rio Grande ©
As its nickname, "Bride of the Sea," suggests, Rio Grande's history, culture, and lifestyle is wedded to the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll through Praia do Cassino, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Peter, and then see the interesting displays at Museu Oceanografico Eliezer de C. Rios. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Praca Coronel Pedro Osorio, thensee the interesting displays at Helena Assumpcao Historical Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Praca Xavier Ferreira.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rio Grande trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Chuy to Rio Grande takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Brasilia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In January, daily temperatures in Rio Grande can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Pelotas, Praia do Cassino
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Museu Oceanografico Eliezer de C. Rios ©
Museu Oceanografico Eliezer de C. Rios
Cathedral of St. Peter ©
Cathedral of St. Peter
Praia do Cassino ©
Praia do Cassino

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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.
When in Gramado, make a side trip to see Miragem Livraria in Sao Francisco de Paula, approximately Sao Francisco de Paula away. There's much more to do: stroll around Mini Mundo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Lavender Park, and get in on the family fun at Snowland.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Gramado trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio Grande to Gramado. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Canela, Miragem Livraria
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Lago Negro ©
Lago Negro
Snowland ©
Snowland

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Cambara do Sul, Brazil

Cambara do Sul ©
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
On the 16th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul and then head outdoors with Lajeado Da Margarida.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cambara do Sul journey planning tool.

Drive from Gramado to Cambara do Sul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bom Jardim da Serra.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul ©
Canion Fortaleza Cambara do Sul
Lajeado Da Margarida ©
Lajeado Da Margarida

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Bom Jardim da Serra, Brazil

Bom Jardim da Serra ©
A calm town, and one of the coldest in Brazil, Bom Jardim da Serra sits at an altitude of 1,465 m (4806 ft) above sea level in the state of Santa Catarina.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Canion das Laranjeiras, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Barrinha Falls, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Serra do Rio do Rastro.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bom Jardim da Serra online attractions planner.

Getting from Cambara do Sul to Bom Jardim da Serra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Bom Jardim da Serra are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Bom Jardim da Serra

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Serra do Rio do Rastro
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Serra do Rio do Rastro ©
Serra do Rio do Rastro
Canion das Laranjeiras ©
Canion das Laranjeiras

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©
Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Florianopolis is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Mole, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia Santo Antonio, explore the activities along Lagoa da Conceicao, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bom Jardim da Serra to Florianopolis in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Florianopolis can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Curitiba.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Jurere Beach ©
Jurere Beach
Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Lagoinha do Leste ©
Lagoinha do Leste

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Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museu Oscar Niemeyer, thenadmire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, and then examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parque Barigui, walk around Tangua Park, and then stop by Bairro de Santa Felicidade.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Florianopolis to Curitiba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Florianopolis in January since evenings lows in Curitiba dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Scenic Drive
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Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer
Tangua Park ©
Tangua Park

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