30 days in Brazil, Montevideo & Buenos Aires Itinerary

30 days in Brazil, Montevideo & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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30 days in Brazil, Montevideo & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Curitiba, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Gramado, Brazil
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Blumenau, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  1​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3
nights
Curitiba, Brazil

Curitiba ©
The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Step out of Curitiba to go to Quatro Barras and see Familia Fardo Vinicola, which is approximately 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Curitiba, walk around Parque Tangua, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Tabor Magnificat, and examine the collection at Deutscher Wald / Bosque Alemao.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Curitiba trip builder site .

Rio de Janeiro to Curitiba is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in June, expect Curitiba to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Familia Fardo Vinicola
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Familia Fardo Vinicola ©
Familia Fardo Vinicola
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba ©
Jardim Botanico de Curitiba
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON ©
Museu Oscar Niemeyer MON

4
nights
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Take a break from Porto Alegre with a short trip to Natural Science Museum in Viamao, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre, explore and take pictures at Estadio Beira-Rio, stroll around Parque Farroupilha, and contemplate the waterfront views at Guaiba Lake (River).

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Porto Alegre tour itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Curitiba to Porto Alegre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museu de Ciencias Naturais, Arena Wood Paintball
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Enigma Escape Game ©
Enigma Escape Game
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico de Porto Alegre

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Cristofoli Vinhos de Familia & Vale dos Vinhedos) and Vinicola Salvattore (in Flores Da Cunha). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Black Lake, get in on the family fun at Snowland, make a trip to Rua Coberta, and do a tasting at Casa Seganfredo.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gramado journey maker .

Drive from Porto Alegre to Gramado in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trips

Canela, Bento Goncalves, Vinicola Salvattore
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Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Rua Coberta ©
Rua Coberta

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis), Punta Ballena (Museo Taller de Casapueblo & Casapueblo) and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo (in Punta del Este). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Montevideo day trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Gramado to Montevideo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pizzorno Family Estates, Cerro San Antonio
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Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

5
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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, take a stroll through Palermo, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

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You can ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In July in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Blumenau.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
Blumenau, Brazil

Blumenau ©
Founded in 1850 by a dozen German immigrants, Blumenau remains a place apart from the rest of Brazil largely thanks to its distinct European culture, architecture, and cuisine.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Museu Historico e Geografico do Vale do Itajai-Mirim, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo Pomerode, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Vila Germanica Park. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral Sao Paulo Apostolo - Igreja Matriz, stroll around Parque Ramiro Ruediger, then see the interesting displays at House of Aldo Krieger, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora de Azambuja.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Blumenau online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Blumenau takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, Blumenau is a bit warmer than Buenos Aires - with highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Blumenau

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brusque, Zoo Pomerode
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Vila Germanica Park ©
Vila Germanica Park
Zoo Pomerode ©
Zoo Pomerode

6
nights
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sao Paulo ©
Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
Sao Paulo is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Ibirapuera Park, have some family-friendly fun at Pixel Realidade Virtual Arcade VR, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Municipal de São Paulo, and examine the collection at Afro Brazil Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sao Paulo route maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Blumenau to Sao Paulo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Museums Shopping Fun & Games
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Parque Ibirapuera ©
Parque Ibirapuera
Paulista Avenue ©
Paulista Avenue
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo ©
Pinacoteca do Estado de Sao Paulo

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