10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Ferry:  1 h
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Do your shopping at Usina del Arte and Libreria Cuspide, Buenos Aires. Visit Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and Palacio de Aguas Corrientes for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: San Isidro (Villa Ocampo & Catedral de San Isidro), La Plata (Catedral de la Plata, Planetario Ciudad de La Plata, &more) and Delta El Tigre (in Tigre). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Fragata ARA, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, don't miss a visit to Avenida 9 De Julio, and see where the action happens at Estadio Monumental De River Plate.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in August; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Plata, San Isidro, Delta El Tigre
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Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro

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 26th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, then take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally browse for treasures at Antik Objetos con Alma. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz, don't miss a visit to Muelle del Puerto de Yates, make a trip to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, then take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, and finally make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros.

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You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Antik Objetos con Alma
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Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, then don't miss a visit to Iglesia de las Carmelitas, then learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Pittamiglio, admire the masterpieces at Museo Torres Garcia, then examine the collection at Museo Casa de Gobierno, then examine the collection at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, and finally take a stroll through Avenida 18 de Julio.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Montevideo itinerary planner.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Montevideo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas

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 30th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Jose Ignacio, then make a trip to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Guerra Galeria de Arte, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich, then take in the awesome beauty at Pan De Azucar, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Jose Ignacio, Playa Punta Ballena, Pan De Azucar
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este
Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar

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