10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo itinerary planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in November, expect Montevideo to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods
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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.
Step out of Punta del Este to go to Piriapolis and see Cerro San Antonio, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, head off the coast to Isla de Lobos, make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. November in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

1
day
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): wander the streets of Barrio Historico, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to 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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