22 days in Uruguay, Porto Alegre & Buenos Aires Itinerary

22 days in Uruguay, Porto Alegre & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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La Paloma, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Porto Alegre, Brazil
— 1 night

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©

Smile City

On your holiday to Porto Alegre, affectionately nicknamed "Smile City," you can expect a warm welcome from locals.
Porto Alegre is known for parks, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Museu Julio de Castilhos, examine the collection at MARGS - Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul, and admire the landmark architecture of Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Porto Alegre travel itinerary planner.

Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Parque Moinhos de Vento ©
Parque Moinhos de Vento
Metropolitan Cathedral ©
Metropolitan Cathedral
Hidraulica Moinhos de Vento ©
Hidraulica Moinhos de Vento

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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.
Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, stroll through Playa de Punta del Diablo, pause for some photo ops at Faro Sandra Monumento A Artigas, and kick back and relax at Playa de Los Pescadores.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Diablo day trip planning app.

Getting from Porto Alegre to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Porto Alegre to Punta del Diablo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Laguna Negra ©
Laguna Negra

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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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio. There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, identify plant and animal life at Monte de Ombúes, take in the dramatic natural features at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, and stroll through Playa de la Calavera.

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Drive from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Paloma.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Cerro Buena Vista ©
Cerro Buena Vista

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La Paloma, Uruguay

La Paloma ©
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): trot along with Eco Equus Cabalgatas, relax and rejuvenate at Balneario La Paloma, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Cabo Santa Maria, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Pedrera.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Paloma trip planning app.

You can drive from Cabo Polonio to La Paloma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo Polonio to La Paloma due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in La Paloma can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera
Laguna de Rocha ©
Laguna de Rocha
Balneario La Paloma ©
Balneario La Paloma

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Candelaria, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then stroll through Playa Brava, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, then admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, and finally take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Punta del Este road trip website.

You can drive from La Paloma to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Museo Del Mar ©
Museo Del Mar
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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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: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, and take an in-depth tour of Cabildo de Montevideo.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Montevideo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Montevideo, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Historico.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento route maker.

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires tour website.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

Porto Alegre ©

Smile City

Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Praca General Daltro Filho, get curious at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, then don't miss a visit to Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, and finally walk around Parque Farroupilha. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museu Julio de Castilhos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Metropolitan Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Porto Alegre vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Porto Alegre takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS ©
Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS
Mercado Publico Porto Alegre ©
Mercado Publico Porto Alegre
Parque Farroupilha ©
Parque Farroupilha

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