10 days in Montevideo, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

10 days in Montevideo, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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10 days in Montevideo, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montevideo travel site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Montevideo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mansa. On the next day, stroll through Playa Brava, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este driving holiday planning tool .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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