14 days in Uruguay, Buenos Aires & Ushuaia Itinerary

14 days in Uruguay, Buenos Aires & Ushuaia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 3 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights

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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 15th (Sun): take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa el Emir.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: high temperatures in Punta del Este hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

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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 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Iglesia de las Carmelitas, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, stop by Ciudad Vieja, thensee the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Centro Municipal de Exposiciones SUBTE. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, thenstep into the grandiose world of Castillo Pittamiglio, and then wander the streets of Pocitos.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Montevideo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Portugues and Antik Objetos con Alma. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio de la Plata and Plaza Mayor. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros, see the interesting displays at Museo Cars, and do a tasting at Bernardi Winery.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento trip planning app.

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Antik Objetos con Alma, Museo Cars
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata

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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.
Let the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Catedral de la Plata. There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, contemplate the long history of Recoleta, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online trip builder.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss, thendon't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Larga. On your second day here, learn more about the world around you at Acatushun Museum and then get curious at Estancia Harberton.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in September: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia
Estancia Harberton ©
Estancia Harberton
Acatushun Museum ©
Acatushun Museum

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