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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Historico.

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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 29th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): 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. On the next day, make a trip 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.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a bus to Punta del Este.

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

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, then stroll through 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 reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este road trip planning site .

Take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Outdoors 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

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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: admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls, examine the collection at Dreamland Foz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, and meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Punta del Este to Foz do Iguacu takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) 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 Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

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