11 days in Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

11 days in Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

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11 days in Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
bus + 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 Galeria Guemes, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia, Flea Market Mercado de Pulgas, and other attractions you added. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Plaza de Mayo. Visit San Telmo and Catedral Metropolitana for their historical value. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Puerto Madero, take a stroll through Recoleta, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires day trip tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, things will get little chillier in Buenos Aires: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo del Mar and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. Iglesia Candelaria and Alto de la Ballena are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa Los Botes (in La Paloma), Balneario Punta Rubia (in La Pedrera) and Playa del Barco (in Rocha). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Vina Eden, explore the striking landscape at Cerro Catedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabalgatas en Villa Serrana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este vacation app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Punta del Este, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off 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, Playa del Barco, Balneario Punta Rubia, Playa Los Botes
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Playa del Barco ©
Playa del Barco

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