26 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

26 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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26 days in Brazil, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
2
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Gramado, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cambara do Sul, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
6
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
9
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
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.
Iguazu Falls has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Sao Joao Batista and then admire the engineering at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Foz do Iguacu online day trip planner .

Florianopolis to Foz do Iguacu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. December in Foz do Iguacu sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Praia Balneario Santa Terezinha
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Catedral Sao Joao Batista ©
Catedral Sao Joao Batista

1
night
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen del Carmen, then stroll through Sendero Macuco, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu attractions tool .

Puerto Iguazu is very close to Foz do Iguacu. In December, daytime highs in Puerto Iguazu are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Virgen del Carmen ©
Catedral Virgen del Carmen

4
nights
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©
On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Visit Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores and Igreja Nossa Senhora do Rosario for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Igreja Matriz Sao Sebastiao Martir and Vinicola Peterlongo. Change things up with these side-trips from Porto Alegre: Quinta Da Estancia (in Viamao) and Capao da Canoa Beach (in Capao da Canoa). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chave-Mestra Porto Alegre, see the interesting displays at MARGS - Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Nossa Senhora Madre de Deus, and head outdoors with Pista do Gasometro.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto Alegre trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Porto Alegre takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Gramado.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Quinta Da Estancia, Vinicola Peterlongo, Igreja Matriz Sao Sebastiao Martir, Capao da Canoa Beach
Highlights from your plan
Quinta Da Estancia ©
Quinta Da Estancia
Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores ©
Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores
Igreja Matriz Sao Sebastiao Martir ©

2
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn and Ervateira Marcon - Natural de Gramado. Explore hidden gems such as Ecoparque Sperry and Casa Seganfredo. Explore Gramado's surroundings by going to Caxias Do Sul (Paroquia Santa Teresa & Castelo Lacave) and Parasailing & Paragliding (in Nova Petropolis). There's more to do: make a trip to Caro Watson Escape Game and sample the tasty concoctions at Gram Bier.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gramado sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Porto Alegre to Gramado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Cambara do Sul.

Things to do in Gramado

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Caxias Do Sul, Parasailing & Paragliding, Ecoparque Sperry, Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn
Highlights from your plan
Ecoparque Sperry ©
Ecoparque Sperry
Parasailing & Paragliding
Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn ©
Parque Historico Jorge Kuhn

1
night
Cambara do Sul, Brazil

Cambara do Sul
Perfectly placed for exploring the dramatic landscape surrounding it, Cambara do Sul has developed into a major hub for ecotourism.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): shop like a local with Apiario Cambara.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cambara do Sul online road trip planner .

You can drive from Gramado to Cambara do Sul in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Cambara do Sul

Wildlife Shopping Parks

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Mansa and Playa Portezuelo. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Chihuahua and Praca Los Ingleses. Venture out of the city with trips to Cerro Catedral (in Maldonado), Playa Los Botes (in La Paloma) and Puente Circular (in Rocha). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima, explore the striking landscape at Las Grutas, and stroll through Playa el Emir.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cambara do Sul to Punta del Este. December in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Puente Circular, Playa Mansa, Playa Los Botes
Highlights from your plan
Playa el Emir ©
Playa el Emir
Muelle Mailhos ©
Muelle Mailhos
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de las Carmelitas and Pittamiglio's Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pizzorno Family Estates and Establecimiento Juanico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montevideo: Canelones (Cuchilla alta & Las Toscas Balneario), Costa Llana Reserva (in San Jose de Mayo) and Balneario Kiyu (in Libertad). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to Orange Bike, immerse yourself in nature at El Rosedal, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Punta del Este in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Montevideo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Canelones, Costa Llana Reserva, Balneario Kiyu
Highlights from your plan
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Castillo Pittamiglio ©
Castillo Pittamiglio

2
nights
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Real de San Carlos and Canteras del Cerro. Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Boutique El Legado and Convento de San Francisco. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Mayor, and take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel.

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You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Carmelo
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Convento de San Francisco ©
Convento de San Francisco
Playa Real de San Carlos ©
Playa Real de San Carlos

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa La Balandra and Delta Terra Natural Reserve. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes and Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan (in Lujan), Las Costanera Publica (in Zarate) and Chascomus (in Chascomus). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Villa Ocampo, admire all the interesting features of Corredor Aerobico San Miguel, see the interesting displays at Museo Beatle, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Merced.

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You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tigre, Chascomus, Villa Ocampo, Playa La Balandra, Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
Highlights from your plan
Las Costanera Publica ©
Las Costanera Publica
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo

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