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
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, examine the collection at Museo del Humor, take in the pleasant sights at 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 see the interesting displays at Granja Colonia.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento online attractions 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. The time zone difference when traveling from Lima to Colonia del Sacramento is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lima in June, with highs in Colonia del Sacramento at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): visit Pocitos, see a show at Castillo Pittamiglio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, and finally make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, make a trip to Plaza Matriz, then see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally make a trip to Montevideo Sign.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Montevideo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Del Mar, kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Cerro San Antonio, then get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, then stroll through Playa Mansa, and finally take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in June, Punta del Este is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) 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.
You'll explore and learn at Parque Aldeia do Imigrante and Mundo de Chocolate. Sao Pellegrino Church and Chagdud Gonpa Brazil Buddhist Temple will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gramado: Bento Goncalves (Casa Valduga Winery, Caminhos de Pedra, &more). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Vinicola Ravanello, steep yourself in history at Casa do Colono, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Lavender Park, and don't miss a visit to Fonte do Amor Eterno.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gramado online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Punta del Este to Gramado takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Coffee Museum and Museu do Futebol. Popular historic sites such as Mosteiro De Sao Bento and São Paulo Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore Sao Paulo's surroundings by going to Guaruja (Tombo Beach & Pitangueiras beach) and Juquehy Beach (in Sao Sebastiao). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo, wander the streets of Jardins District, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Museu da Lingua Portuguesa.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sao Paulo online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gramado to Sao Paulo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Sao Paulo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Avenida Atlantica and Boulevard Olimpico. Relax by the water at Praia de Itauna and Praia de Itacoatiara. Get out of town with these interesting Rio de Janeiro side-trips: Petropolis (Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, Imperial Museum, &more) and Fortaleza de Santa Cruz da Barra (in Niteroi). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museu de Arte do Rio - MAR, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see a show at Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro, and take some stellar pictures from Morro da Urca.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Fly from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Rio de Janeiro at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Let the collections at Porto Seguro Religious Arts Museum and Memorial da Epopeia do Descobrimento capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Igreja de Sao Joao Batista and Centro Historico are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Coroa Vermelha Beach in Santa Cruz Cabralia (about 34 minutes away). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Nativos, make a trip to Largo da Ajuda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Coqueiros, and stop by Emporio da Pimenta.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porto Seguro trip builder.

Fly from Rio de Janeiro to Porto Seguro in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Porto Seguro can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) 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.
You'll explore and learn at Casa do Rio Vermelho and Santo Antonio da Barra Fort and Nautic Museum of Bahia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fundacao Casa de Jorge Amado and Vilas do Atlantico Beach. When in Salvador, make a side trip to see Guarajuba Beach in Guarajuba, approximately Guarajuba away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Church of Our Lady of the Rosary of the Black People, tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamengo Beach, kick back and relax at Ilha dos Frades, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sao Francisco Church and Convent.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Salvador holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Porto Seguro to Salvador takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Salvador, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can 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.
Visit Barra De Punau and Madeiro Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Natal: Praia da Pipa (Praia Da Pipa, Chapadao Hill, &more). There's much more to do: catch a live event at Arena das Dunas, make a trip to Ponte Newton Navarro, admire the majestic nature at Parque das Dunas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Genipabu Beach.

Plan trip to Natal with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Salvador to Natal takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Natal are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitana Cathedral, then make a trip to Praca Luiza Tavora, and then kick back and relax at Porto das Dunas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): see where the action happens at Arena Castelao and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia das Fontes.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fortaleza route planner.

You can fly from Natal to Fortaleza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Fortaleza, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) 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.
Igrejinha N.S. De Fatima church and Lago Paranoa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Ermida Dom Bosco and Templo da Boa Vontade for their historical value. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Brasilia, make a trip to Torre de Televisao, ponder the design of Fonte Da Torre de TV, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Dom Bosco.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Brasilia day trip planning site.

You can fly from Fortaleza to Brasilia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fortaleza in July, expect Brasilia to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time 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.
Popular historic sites such as Metropolitan Cathedral and Ukranian Memorial are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Espaco Cultural Franz Krajcberg and Vinicola Durigan. Step out of Curitiba with an excursion to Parque Estadual de Vila Velha in Ponta Grossa--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Centro Historico de Curitiba, see the interesting displays at the Polish Immigration Memorial, take an in-depth tour of Museu do Holocausto de Curitiba, and stop by Mercado Municipal de Curitiba.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Curitiba vacation planner.

Fly from Brasilia to Curitiba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Brasilia in July: high temperatures in Curitiba hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florianopolis.

Things to do in Curitiba

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Itapema Beach and Matadeiro Beach. Popular historic sites such as Ribeirao da Ilha and Catedral Metropolitana de Florianopolis are in your itinerary. Explore Florianopolis' surroundings by going to Praia do Rosa (in Praia do Rosa), Bombinhas Beach (in Bombinhas) and Balneario Camboriu (Molhe - Barra Sul & Praia das Laranjeiras). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Ciclovia Beira Mar Norte, stroll through Lagoinha do Leste, pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia Santissima Trindade, and steep yourself in history at Igreja de Sant'Anna.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Florianopolis trip itinerary site.

Getting from Curitiba to Florianopolis by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Florianopolis, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) 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.
Visit Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron and Iglesia Virgen de la Candelaria for their historical value. Museo del Barro and Iglesia Natividad de Maria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Asuncion side-trips: Catedral Virgen de Caacupe (in Caacupe), Parque Nacional Vapor Cue (in Caraguatay) and Aregua (Castillo Carlota Palmerola & Playa De Aregua). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Cultural Center of the Republic, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, get engrossed in the history at Gran Hotel del Paraguay, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Sacred Art.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Asuncion trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Florianopolis to Asuncion takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to Asuncion is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Florianopolis in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Asuncion, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) 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.