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:  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
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
4
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit 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 take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento holiday tool .

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. Traveling from Salvador in July, expect Colonia del Sacramento to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) 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

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, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and finally make a trip to Plaza Independencia. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Montevideo trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo del Mar, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, then kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and finally get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Punta del Este trip planning website .

Take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Punta del Este

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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: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, steep yourself in history at Triple Frontier, and admire the engineering at Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu itinerary planning app .

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. 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 8th (Mon) so you can 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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