22 days in Uruguay, Porto Alegre & Buenos Aires Itinerary

22 days in Uruguay, Porto Alegre & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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

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: stroll around Parque Moinhos de Vento, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Nossa Senhora Das Dores, get engrossed in the history at Museu Julio de Castilhos, and examine the collection at MARGS - Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul.

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Sao Paulo to Porto Alegre is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In February in Porto Alegre, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 6 — 8:

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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

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 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Punta del Diablo, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Negra, and stroll through Playa de Los Pescadores.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Porto Alegre to Punta del Diablo. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

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 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera, explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, head outdoors with Cerro Buena Vista, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Polonio trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Paloma.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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La Paloma, Uruguay

A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
On the 15th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with Eco Equus Cabalgatas, relax and rejuvenate at Balneario La Paloma, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Los Botes. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha and then stroll through La Pedrera.

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You can drive from Cabo Polonio to La Paloma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

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.
On the 17th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Candelaria, then make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then stroll through Playa Brava, and finally examine the collection at Museo Del Mar. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, then admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, and finally take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip builder website.

Traveling by car from La Paloma to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

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Montevideo, Uruguay

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: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Pocitos, get engrossed in the history at Cabildo de Montevideo, and hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montevideo online attractions planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 21:

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Historico.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 23:

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porto Alegre.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 26:

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

Smile City

Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Praca General Daltro Filho, then engage your brain at Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS, then make a trip to Mercado Publico Porto Alegre, and finally walk around Parque Farroupilha. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museu Julio de Castilhos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Porto Alegre trip maker.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Porto Alegre in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porto Alegre

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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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.