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: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de la Plata and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Delta El Tigre (in Tigre), San Isidro (Villa Ocampo & Catedral de San Isidro) and La Plata (Planetario Ciudad de La Plata & Museo de La Plata). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, don't miss a visit to Avenida 9 De Julio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online trip itinerary 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. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, things will get slightly colder in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough 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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Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo

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): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antik Objetos con Alma. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz, take a leisurely stroll along 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 don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento vacation planning website .

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Antik Objetos con Alma
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Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, then do a tasting at Pizzorno Family Estates, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, explore the historical opulence of Pittamiglio"s Castle, admire the masterpieces at Museo Torres Garcia, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Gobierno, then examine the collection at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, and finally wander the streets of Avenida 18 de Julio.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montevideo road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a 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
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

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): kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Jose Ignacio, then don't miss a visit to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Guerra Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pan De Azucar, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Ballena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este tour planner .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Punta Ballena, Playa de Jose Ignacio, Pan De Azucar
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar

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