11 days in Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

11 days in Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa Rosada, Galeria Guemes, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, and other attractions you added. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Puerto Madero and Palais de Glace-Salas Nacionales de Cultura. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Recoleta, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and wander the streets of Calle Defensa.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires tour builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or drive. In October, Buenos Aires is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Balneario Punta Rubia and Playa del Barco. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo del Mar and Cabalgatas en Villa Serrana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena), Cerro Catedral (in Maldonado) and Playa Los Botes (in La Paloma). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, do a tasting at Vina Eden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado, and stop by Colinas De Garzon.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este online tour builder.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in Punta del Este are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Balneario Punta Rubia, Playa Los Botes, Playa del Barco
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Iglesia Candelaria ©
Iglesia Candelaria

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