60 days in Uruguay & Paraguay Itinerary

60 days in Uruguay & Paraguay Itinerary

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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 8 nights
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 6 nights
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Rocha, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Minas, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Paysandu, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Carmelo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 7 nights
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Bus to Puerto Madero, Taxi to El Palomar, Fly to Posadas, Drive to Encarnacion
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Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 3 nights
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 8 nights
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San Bernardino, Paraguay
— 2 nights
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 10 nights

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Montevideo, Uruguay — 8 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
When in Montevideo, make a side trip to see Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, approximately Canelones away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, and take a stroll through Pocitos.

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Porto de Galinhas, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Porto de Galinhas in July, with highs in Montevideo at 18°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Maldonado.
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Maldonado, Uruguay — 6 nights

One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Piriapolis (Castillo de Piria & Cerro San Antonio) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, head outdoors with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, examine the collection at Museo Del Mar, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Maldonado trip builder site.

You can drive from Montevideo to Maldonado in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rocha.
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Rocha, Uruguay — 4 nights

Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rocha: Cerro Buena Vista (in Cabo Polonio), Arroyo Valizas (in Valizas) and La Pedrera (in La Pedrera). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, look for all kinds of wild species at Monte de Ombúes, and explore the activities along Laguna de Rocha.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rocha trip site.

Drive from Maldonado to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Minas.
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Minas, Uruguay — 4 nights

The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
When in Minas, make a side trip to see Represa Arq. Stewart Vargas in Villa Serrana, approximately Villa Serrana away. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque Salto del Penitente, make a trip to Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Minas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Minas journey maker site.

You can drive from Rocha to Minas in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Paysandu.
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Paysandu, Uruguay — 3 nights

Situated on the banks of the Uruguay River, the city of Paysandu nestles up close to the border with Argentina, and, with a population of over 76,000, represents the country's fourth-largest city.
Step out of Paysandu with an excursion to Meseta de Artigas in Chapicuy--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Meseta de Artigas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Paysandu, walk around Plaza Constitucion, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Cultura.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Paysandu trip planner.

Getting from Minas to Paysandu by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmelo.
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Carmelo, Uruguay — 4 nights

Founded in 1816 by Uruguayan national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas, Carmelo houses a population of under 20,000, though plenty more come here to enjoy holidays on the banks of the Arroyo de las Vacas River.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmelo: Mercedes (Rambla de Mercedes & Represa de Palmar), Fripp Vinedos Y Bodega (in Conchillas) and Arbol Timbo (in Villa Soriano). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Boutique El Legado, play a few rounds at Carmelo Golf, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de San Roque, and indulge your senses at Ruta del Vino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carmelo trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Paysandu to Carmelo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 7 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia del Sacramento is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, stop by De La Plaza, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Carmelo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Encarnacion.
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Encarnacion, Paraguay — 3 nights

Pearl of the South

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Encarnacion: Trinidad (La Santisima Trinidad De Parana & Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon), Mision Jesuita de San Cosme y San Damian (in San Cosme y Damian) and Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue (in Jesus de Tavarangue). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion, enjoy the sand and surf at San Jose Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

Before you visit Encarnacion, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, flight, and car from Colonia del Sacramento to Encarnacion takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in August; daily highs in Encarnacion reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay — 8 nights

Supermarket of South America

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ciudad Del Este: Refugio Tati Yupi (in Hernandarias) and Monumento Cientifico Moises Bertoni (in Presidente Franco). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago de la Republica, and browse the different shops at Shopping Paris.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Encarnacion to Ciudad Del Este, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Ciudad Del Este sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Bernardino.
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San Bernardino, Paraguay — 2 nights

A town of less than 10,000 people, San Bernardino has the look and feel of a resort town, with attractive, lakeside buildings and a well-maintained commercial center.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Buenaventura de Yaguaron, look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Reserva Mbatovi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen de Caacupe. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa De Aregua, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Ypacarai, and then head outdoors with Aventura Xtrema.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Bernardino online trip builder.

Drive from Ciudad Del Este to San Bernardino in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to Paraguay Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in San Bernardino can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Asuncion.
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Asuncion, Paraguay — 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Mitologico Ramon Elias (in Capiata) and Cerro Nemby (in Nemby). There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Casa de la Independencia, admire the striking features of The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, stroll around Parque Nu Guasu, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico).

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You can drive from San Bernardino to Asuncion in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C.
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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.
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Paraguay travel guide

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Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.
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