30 days in Uruguay & Paraguay Itinerary

30 days in Uruguay & Paraguay Itinerary

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30 days in Uruguay & Paraguay Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rocha, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Minas, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 4 nights
+4
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 7 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada) and Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, and get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este online tour planner .

Newark, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newark to Punta del Este. Traveling from Newark in March, expect Punta del Este to be much hotter, temps between 74°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis, Pan De Azucar
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

3
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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, explore the activities along Playa del Barco, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

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

Getting from Punta del Este to Rocha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. March in Rocha sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Minas.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Beaches at Cabo Polonio
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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Laguna de Rocha ©
Laguna de Rocha

3
nights
Minas, Uruguay

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Minas is known for wildlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Parque Salto del Penitente, don't miss a visit to Plaza Libertad, admire the engineering at Parque y Represa OSE, and examine the collection at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Minas trip tool .

Traveling by car from Rocha to Minas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rocha in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Minas, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, wander the streets of Pocitos, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Minas to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Montevideo are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro & Bodega Boutique El Legado). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in March, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carmelo, Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado

3
nights
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Go for a jaunt from Ciudad Del Este to Hernandarias to see Refugio Tati Yupi about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Saltos del Monday, fly down the slopes at Snow Park, make a trip to PRESA DE ITAIPU, and have some family-friendly fun at Museo Planet 3D.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and car from Colonia del Sacramento to Ciudad Del Este in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. While traveling from Colonia del Sacramento, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ciudad Del Este, ranging from highs of 85°F to lows of 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Refugio Tati Yupi, Saltos del Monday
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Shopping Paris ©
Shopping Paris
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Museo Planet 3D ©
Museo Planet 3D

7
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Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vivant (in Lambare), San Bernardino (Aventura Xtrema & Lago Ypacarai) and Eco Reserva Mbatovi (in Paraguari). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo del Barro, don't miss a visit to Plaza Uruguaya, and get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico).

For reviews, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Asuncion road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in March, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

San Bernardino, Vivant, Eco Reserva Mbatovi
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Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

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