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

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

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Route & dates

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, walk around Parque Rodo, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and stop by Pocitos.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montevideo day trip website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Montevideo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and then kick back and relax at Playa Mansa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then 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 photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires online vacation planner.

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 taxi and ferry. In January in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up 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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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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