11 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

11 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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11 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
ferry:  1​h 30​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Recoleta Mall, Buque Museo Corbeta Uruguay, Mafalda Statue, and other attractions you added. Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and Plaza Francia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palacio de Aguas Corrientes and Libreria Cuspide, Buenos Aires. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, stroll around Rosedal De Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Palermo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires driving holiday planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Nightlife Museums
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Galerias Pacifico ©
Galerias Pacifico
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo ©
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo
Teatro Colón ©
Teatro Colón

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, Museo de Azulejos, Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, then have some family-friendly fun at El Tunel del Ayer, and finally get great views at Bastion de Santa Rita.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento trip maker .

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
Galeria de los Suspiros ©
Galeria de los Suspiros

1
night
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.
You've added Rambla de Montevideo, Montevideo Sign, Pittamiglio's Castle, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, stroll around Parque Rodo, then don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, then take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Pittamiglio's Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montevideo trip site .

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
Pittamiglio's Castle ©
Pittamiglio's Castle

1
day
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Castillo Pittamiglio, Faro de Jose Ignacio, Puerto de Punta del Este, and other attractions. On the 28th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Castillo Pittamiglio, then make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then relax and rejuvenate at Faro de Jose Ignacio, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Castillo Pittamiglio ©
Castillo Pittamiglio
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 ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Escondida, El Rosedal, Punta Carretas Shopping, and other attractions you added. Appreciate the collections at Museo Casa de Gobierno and Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda. Iglesia de las Carmelitas and Ciudad Vieja are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Montevideo further: look for gifts at Escaramuza Libros, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and stroll through Velodromo Municipal.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip itinerary app .

You can take a bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Montevideo, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Shopping Wineries
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Museo del Tango - La Cumparsita ©
Museo del Tango - La Cumparsita
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas

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