9 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

9 days in Uruguay & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

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
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  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 1st (Mon), enjoy the sea views from 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 snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

To see photos and tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento journey site.

Salvador, Brazil to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight, shuttle, 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:
Highlights from your plan
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Pocitos, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, then visit 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, then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then make a trip to Montevideo Sign.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM ©
Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM

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 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo del Mar, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maldonado
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
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 nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, contemplate the long history of Marco Das Tres Fronteiras, and examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu trip itinerary maker app.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Punta del Este to Foz do Iguacu in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Foz do Iguacu, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Itaipu Dam ©
Itaipu Dam

Similar Plans

12 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Montevideo BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 57 days in Brazil BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 10 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular sights Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM CANADA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Foz do Iguacu, Bonito & Ametista do Sul BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 20 days in Montevideo, Buenos Aires & Santiago BY A USER FROM BRAZIL July, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, relaxing, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 5 days in Foz do Iguacu BY A USER FROM BRAZIL May, teens, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, teens, kids, culture, romantic, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Brazil & Asuncion BY A USER FROM BRAZIL August, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 3 days in Gramado BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Punta del Este BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans