11 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

11 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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11 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
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 Russian Orthodox Church (Iglesia Apostolica Ortodoxa Rusa), Museo de Calcos y Escultura Comparada, Cafe Tortoni, and other attractions you added. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Museo Del Bicentenario. Popular historic sites such as Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and Palacio de Aguas Corrientes are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, examine the collection at Ciudad Cultural Konex, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires driving holiday 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in August: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo ©
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Wine Experience, Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo and El Tunel del Ayer. On the 26th (Mon), get your game on at El Tunel del Ayer, head outdoors with Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo, indulge your senses at The Wine Experience, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico, and finally take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa Ferrando, examine the collection at Museo Ferroviario de Piriápolis, explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Granja Colonia.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento day trip app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In August in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
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.
You've now added Fortaleza del Cerro to your itinerary.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Montevideo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums
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Fortaleza del Cerro ©
Fortaleza del Cerro

1
day
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Faro de Jose Ignacio, Castillo Pittamiglio, Puerto de Punta del Este, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, make a trip to Castillo Pittamiglio, relax and rejuvenate at Faro de Jose Ignacio, then make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then do a tasting at Vina Eden, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este travel planner .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Wineries Museums Spas

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Vina Eden ©
Vina Eden
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Faro de Jose Ignacio ©
Faro de Jose Ignacio

3
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sinergia Design, Museo del Tango - La Cumparsita, Mercado Ferrando, and other attractions you added. Step out of the city life by going to Senderos del Miguelete and El Rosedal. Visit Iglesia de las Carmelitas and Avenida 18 de Julio for their historical value. Explore Montevideo further: see the interesting displays at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, look for gifts at Escaramuza Libros, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and explore the historical opulence of Pittamiglio"s Castle.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo day trip planner.

Getting from Punta del Este to Montevideo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Montevideo when traveling from Punta del Este in August, with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda ©
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Casa de Gobierno ©
Museo Casa de Gobierno

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