8 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

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8 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

Start: Salvador, Brazil
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + ferry:  10​h 45​min
1
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  8​h
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Salvador, Brazil

1
day
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 3rd (Wed), enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento itinerary app .

Salvador, Brazil to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Salvador in July; daily highs in Colonia del Sacramento reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

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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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 (Thu), wander the streets of Pocitos, then take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip builder app .

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in July, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

1
night
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 (Sat): take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Puente Leonel Viera
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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nights
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.
Foz do Iguacu is known for zoos & aquariums, historic sites, adventure, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, and enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Punta del Este to Foz do Iguacu in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in July, expect nights in Foz do Iguacu to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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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