9 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

9 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

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9 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

Start: Salvador, Brazil
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + ferry:  11​h
1
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​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 28th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento day trip planner .

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 June; daily highs in Colonia del Sacramento reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of Pocitos, take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally make a trip to Plaza Independencia. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then make a trip to Montevideo Sign.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping
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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 1st (Mon): examine the collection at Museo del Mar, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and finally get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Punta del Este online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Punta del Este when traveling from Montevideo in June, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena

3
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: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls, examine the collection at Dreamland Foz, enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bela Vista Ecological Refuge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Foz do Iguacu using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Punta del Este to Foz do Iguacu in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Punta del Este in July: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam ©
Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam

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