15 days in Uruguay, Paraguay & Venezuela Itinerary

15 days in Uruguay, Paraguay & Venezuela Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h 45 min
5
Margarita Island, Venezuela
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  2 h 15 min
6
Caracas, Venezuela
— 2 nights
Foot + Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
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 29th (Fri): stroll through Playa Mansa, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Emir, then take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Mar.

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Toronto, Canada to Punta del Este is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Punta del Este is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maldonado
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

3
nights
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, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo online tour builder.

You can take a bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Punta del Este in May since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
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 3rd (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Porton de Campo, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and finally stop by Almacen La Carlota.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento travel route site.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

1
night
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, then admire the landmark architecture of The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio de López, and finally walk around Plaza de Armas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza Comuneros, don't miss a visit to Costanera de Asuncion, then explore the wide array of goods at Paseo La Galeria, and finally shop like a local with Shopping del Sol.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Asuncion trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by combination of ferry, shuttle, and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Asuncion takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Paraguay Standard Time (PYT) is minus 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in June, with highs in Asuncion at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margarita Island.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol
Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

2
nights
Margarita Island, Venezuela

Margarita Island
A popular holiday spot for Venezuelans, sunny Margarita Island boasts an exotic Caribbean location, but at the same time is easily accessible from the mainland.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Laguna de la Restinga. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Playa el Yaque, take in the dramatic natural features at El Farallon Isla Blanca, kick back and relax at Playa Parguito, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Nuestra Senora Del Valle.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Margarita Island trip planner.

Getting from Asuncion to Margarita Island by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Asuncion in June, expect nights in Margarita Island to be much warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caracas.

Things to do in Margarita Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa el Yaque
Playa el Yaque
Laguna de la Restinga ©
Laguna de la Restinga
Playa El Agua ©
Playa El Agua

2
nights
Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas ©
Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
On the 10th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, then walk around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, and then get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Caracas tour builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Margarita Island to Caracas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Caracas

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional el Avila ©
Parque Nacional el Avila
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park ©
Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas ©
Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

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