30 days in Uruguay & Paraguay Itinerary

30 days in Uruguay & Paraguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 3 nights
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
3
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
4
Melo, Uruguay
— 1 night
5
Tacuarembo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
6
Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
7
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 3 nights
8
Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay
— 3 nights
9
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 4 nights

3
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, stop by Almacen La Carlota, thendon't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento journey builder app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 156-hour travel. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Colonia del Sacramento is minus 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Nature
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

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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Pocitos, don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and walk around Parque Rodo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Montevideo day trip planning app.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Azulejo ©
Museo del Azulejo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Palacio Legislativo ©
Palacio Legislativo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll through Playa Pinares and then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich, thenkick back and relax at Playa Solanas, and finally make a trip to La Vista Punta Del Este.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Punta del Este sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Melo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maldonado
Highlights from your plan
Playa Punta Ballena ©
Playa Punta Ballena
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
La Vista Punta Del Este ©
La Vista Punta Del Este

1
night
Melo, Uruguay

Melo ©
Melo is the capital city of the Cerro Largo Department of north-eastern Uruguay. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Pilar y San Rafael, thenexamine the collection at Museo Posta del Chuy, and then examine the collection at Museo Historico General Aparicio Saravia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melo road trip planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Melo in 4 hours. Traveling from Punta del Este in September, you will find days in Melo are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tacuarembo.

Things to do in Melo

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Posta del Chuy ©
Museo Posta del Chuy
Nuestra Senora del Pilar y San Rafael ©
Nuestra Senora del Pilar y San Rafael

3
nights
Tacuarembo, Uruguay

Tacuarembo ©
Established by presidential decree in 1831, Tacuarembo grew over time into the capital of its eponymous department, largely because of its agricultural industry fed by the Tacuarembo river that flows through the northern part of town.
Step out of Tacuarembo to go to Rivera and see Minas de Corrales, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Pozo Hondo, see the interesting displays at Museo del Indio y del Gaucho Washington Escobar, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Fructuosus Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gruta de los Helechos.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tacuarembo day trip planning site.

Drive from Melo to Tacuarembo in 3 hours. Traveling from Melo to Tacuarembo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melo in September, you will find days in Tacuarembo are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Minas de Corrales
Highlights from your plan
Gruta de los Helechos ©
Gruta de los Helechos

3
nights
Encarnacion, Paraguay

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian (in San Cosme y Damian) and Trinidad (Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon & La Santisima Trinidad De Parana). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, get to know the fascinating history of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Catedral Nuestra Senora, and kick back and relax at San Jose Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Encarnacion trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Tacuarembo to Encarnacion in 10.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tacuarembo in October; daily highs in Encarnacion reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian
Highlights from your plan
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach
Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian ©

3
nights
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Go for a jaunt from Ciudad Del Este to Hernandarias to see Refugio Tati Yupi about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday, get your game on at Museo Planet 3D, browse the different shops at SAX, and look for gifts at Monalisa Paraguay.

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Traveling by car from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este. In October, daytime highs in Ciudad Del Este are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Pedro Juan Caballero.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Fun & Games Nature

Side Trips

Refugio Tati Yupi, Saltos del Monday
Highlights from your plan
Nissei ©
Nissei
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Refugio Tati Yupi ©
Refugio Tati Yupi

3
nights
Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay

Pedro Juan Caballero ©
Home to a famous shopping center, Pedro Juan Cabellero welcomes visitors looking for deals on clothing, electronics, furniture, and many other consumer goods.
Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Cerro Cora. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wide array of goods at Shopping China Importados, browse the different shops at Shopping Planet Outlet, and stroll around Plaza San Roque de Santa Cruz.

Discover how to plan a Pedro Juan Caballero trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Pedro Juan Caballero, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Pedro Juan Caballero can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Asuncion.

Things to do in Pedro Juan Caballero

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Cerro Cora ©
Parque Nacional Cerro Cora
Shopping China Importados ©
Shopping China Importados
Studio Center Importados ©
Studio Center Importados

4
nights
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Get out of town with these interesting Asuncion side-trips: San Bernardino (Aventura Xtrema & Lago Ypacarai) and Catedral Virgen de Caacupe (in Caacupe). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Casa de la Independencia, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Barro, and buy something for everyone on your list at Paseo La Galeria.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Asuncion sightseeing planner.

You can take a bus from Pedro Juan Caballero to Asuncion in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Asuncion can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Bernardino, Vivant, Catedral Virgen de Caacupe
Highlights from your plan
Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

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