60 days in Uruguay, Brazil & Asuncion Itinerary

60 days in Uruguay, Brazil & Asuncion Itinerary

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Fly to Ezeiza, Shuttle to Terminal Madero, Ferry to Colonia del Sacramento
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly to Porto Alegre, Bus to Gramado
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Gramado, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Porto Seguro, Brazil
— 6 nights
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Salvador, Brazil
— 4 nights
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Natal, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Fortaleza, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Brasilia, Brazil
— 3 nights
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Curitiba, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 7 nights
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Asuncion, Paraguay
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, see the interesting displays at Museo del Humor, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, then see the interesting displays at Museo Archivo Regional De Colonia Del Sacramento, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and finally examine the collection at Granja Colonia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento online driving holiday planner.

Lima, Peru to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lima to Colonia del Sacramento due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lima in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 11°C in Colonia del Sacramento. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 2 nights
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 15th (Thu): wander the streets of Pocitos, then browse the exhibits of Castillo Pittamiglio, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, and finally don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM. On your second day here, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, don't miss a visit to Plaza Matriz, examine the collection at 1972 Museum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to Montevideo Sign.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo travel planner.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 2 nights

Monaco of South America

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 17th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, then make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Cerro San Antonio, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, and finally take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este journey planner.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gramado.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Gramado, Brazil

— 4 nights

Hydrangea Garden

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sao Pellegrino Church and Vinicola Salton. You'll explore and learn at Parque Aldeia do Imigrante and Mundo de Chocolate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gramado: Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple (in Tres Coroas) and Bento Goncalves (Casa Valduga Winery, Caminhos de Pedra, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Vinicola Ravanello, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Lavender Park, admire the landmark architecture of Portico via Nova Petropolis, and contemplate the long history of Casa do Colono.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gramado online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Punta del Este to Gramado by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sao Paulo.

Things to do in Gramado

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Sao Paulo, Brazil

— 5 nights

Land of Drizzle

Don't let the city's nickname--"Land of Drizzle"--dampen your spirits during a trip to Sao Paulo.
São Paulo Cathedral and Mosteiro De Sao Bento will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Coffee Museum and Pitangueiras beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sao Paulo side-trips: Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao) and Tombo Beach (in Guaruja). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo, rejuvenate with a delicious beverage at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, examine the collection at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sao Paulo trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rio de Janeiro.

Things to do in Sao Paulo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 5 nights

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR and Museu do Amanha will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sao Bento Monastery and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more), Praia de Itacoatiara (in Niteroi) and Praia de Itauna (in Saquarema). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Boulevard Olimpico, contemplate the waterfront views at Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of the Candelaria, and take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Porto Seguro.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Porto Seguro, Brazil

— 6 nights
In a sense, Porto Seguro is where Brazil as a country began, marking the spot where Portuguese explorers first arrived in the 16th century.
Visit Praia dos Nativos and Praia de Taipe for some beach relaxation. Visit Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Quadrado for their historical value. When in Porto Seguro, make a side trip to see Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia, approximately Santa Cruz Cabralia away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, stroll through Muta Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz Nossa Senhora D'Ajuda.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Porto Seguro visit planner.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Salvador.

Things to do in Porto Seguro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salvador, Brazil

— 4 nights

Black Rome

Nowhere are the traditions of Brazil's African-background community as strong as in Salvador, the colorful, historical capital of Bahia state.
Casa do Rio Vermelho and Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado will appeal to museum buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vilas do Atlantico Beach and Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People. When in Salvador, make a side trip to see Guarajuba Beach in Guarajuba, approximately Guarajuba away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, contemplate the long history of Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia, see where the action happens at Itaipava Arena Fonte Nova, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ilha dos Frades.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Salvador online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Salvador takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Natal.

Things to do in Salvador

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Natal, Brazil

— 5 nights

City of the Sun

The promise of sun, sand, and surf generates plenty of tourism in Natal.
You'll get in some beach time at Barra De Punau and Praia Da Pipa. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Pipa (Chapadao Hill, Baia dos Golfinhos, &more). And it doesn't end there: see where the action happens at Arena das Dunas, stroll around Parque das Dunas, don't miss a visit to Jacumã Lagoon, and enjoy the sand and surf at Genipabu Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Natal travel route app.

You can fly from Salvador to Natal in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Natal can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fortaleza.

Things to do in Natal

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Fortaleza, Brazil

— 2 nights

Brazilian Miami

They don't call Fortaleza "Brazilian Miami" for nothing.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitana Cathedral, then make a trip to Praca Luiza Tavora, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porto das Dunas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): see where the action happens at Arena Castelao and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia das Fontes.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fortaleza travel route builder.

Getting from Natal to Fortaleza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September in Fortaleza, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Brasilia.

Things to do in Fortaleza

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brasilia, Brazil

— 3 nights

Capital of Hope

Although it lacks the cultural flair of Rio de Janeiro and the massive urban sprawl of Sao Paulo, Brasilia holds a fascinating place in the tapestry of Brazil.
Get some cultural insight at Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Terraco Shopping. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ermida Dom Bosco and Lago Paranoa. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Fonte Da Torre de TV, snap pictures at Juscelino Kubitschek Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco, and admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brasilia itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Fortaleza to Brasilia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fortaleza in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Brasilia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Curitiba.

Things to do in Brasilia

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Curitiba, Brazil

— 5 nights

Ecological Capital of Brazil

The word "Brazil" isn't often mentioned in the same breath as "excellent urban planning"--except in Curitiba.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Espaco Cultural Franz Krajcberg and Vinicola Durigan. Get a sense of the local culture at Centro Historico de Curitiba and Ukranian Memorial. Step out of Curitiba to go to Ponta Grossa and see Parque Estadual de Vila Velha, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral, take a stroll through Bairro de Santa Felicidade, examine the collection at Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba, and enjoy breathtaking views from Panoramic Tower.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Curitiba trip builder tool.

You can fly from Brasilia to Curitiba in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brasilia in September; daily highs in Curitiba reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Florianopolis, Brazil

— 7 nights

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Visit Itapema Beach and Daniela's Beach for some beach relaxation. Step off the beaten path and head to Ribeirao da Ilha and Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florianopolis: Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas), Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa) and Balneario Camboriu (Molhe - Barra Sul & Praia das Laranjeiras). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoinha do Leste, kick back and relax at Guarda do Embau Beach, and witness the site of a historic battle at Forte Marechal Moura de Naufragados.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Florianopolis trip planning app.

You can drive from Curitiba to Florianopolis in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Asuncion, Paraguay

— 6 nights

Mother of Cities

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.
Catedral de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and Iglesia Maria Auxiliadora will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Barro and Cultural Center of the Republic. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Asuncion: Parque Nacional Vapor Cue (in Caraguatay), Aregua (Castillo Carlota Palmerola, Playa De Aregua, &more) and Catedral Virgen de Caacupe (in Caacupe). There's still lots to do: ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Estacion Central del Ferrocarril Carlos Antonio Lopez, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Asuncion attractions planner.

Getting from Florianopolis to Asuncion by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Florianopolis to Asuncion. Traveling from Florianopolis in October, you will find days in Asuncion are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Asuncion

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.