15 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

15 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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15 days in Brazil, Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Chui, Brazil
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Gramado, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Torres, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Garopaba, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Imbituba, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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1
night
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 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Pocitos, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo road trip planning app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in January; daily highs in Montevideo reach 32°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires visit planner .

Ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Buenos Aires, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos

2
nights
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 2nd (Sun): make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Solanas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Colorada and then kick back and relax at Playa Montoya.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este journey planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. February in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada
Highlights from your plan
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada
Playa Montoya ©
Playa Montoya

1
night
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cabo Polonio journey planning tool .

Getting from Punta del Este to Cabo Polonio by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio

1
night
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Artigas Monument, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Teresa National Park.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Diablo online journey builder .

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Chui.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rocha
Highlights from your plan
Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa

1
night
Chui, Brazil

Chui ©
Chuí is a municipality located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Chui Stream, then enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Do Chui Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Hermenegildo Beach, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento ao Barao do Rio Branco.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chui trip itinerary website .

Drive from Punta del Diablo to Chui in an hour. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta del Diablo to Chui due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Chui

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Barra Do Chui Beach ©
Barra Do Chui Beach
Chui Stream ©
Chui Stream

1
night
Gramado, Brazil

Gramado ©
Surrounded by impressive mountain scenery in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the small city of Gramado charms visitors with its alpine European-style architecture and blossoming flowers.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Rua Coberta, then walk around Mini Mundo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Sao Pedro Apostolo. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Snowland and then admire the majestic nature at Parque Estadual do Caracol.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gramado trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chui to Gramado. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Torres.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Estadual do Caracol
Highlights from your plan
Mini Mundo ©
Mini Mundo
Snowland ©
Snowland
Parque Estadual do Caracol ©
Parque Estadual do Caracol

1
night
Torres, Brazil

Torres ©
Enticing beaches, bustling boardwalks, and top-notch surfing make a vacation in Torres one of the state's most popular seaside getaways.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Praia da Guarita, then kick back and relax at Praia Guarita, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Torres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gramado to Torres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Torres, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Garopaba.

Things to do in Torres

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Praia Guarita ©
Praia Guarita
Balloon Rides

1
night
Garopaba, Brazil

Garopaba ©
Once a sleepy fishing village, Garopaba has managed to retain much of its low-key charm despite the thousands of visitors who flock to its shores.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Siriu Beach, then make a trip to Praca 21 de Abril, and then stroll through Ferrugem Beach.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Garopaba trip app .

Traveling by car from Torres to Garopaba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Garopaba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Imbituba.

Things to do in Garopaba

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Ferrugem Beach ©
Ferrugem Beach
Siriu Beach ©
Siriu Beach

1
night
Imbituba, Brazil

Imbituba ©
Relatively small by Brazilian standards, coastal Imbituba remains one of the most popular day trips from state capital Florianopolis.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Barra de Ibiraquera and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Rosa.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Imbituba trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Garopaba to Imbituba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Imbituba, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Imbituba

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Rosa ©
Praia do Rosa

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