16 days in Buenos Aires & Uruguay Itinerary

16 days in Buenos Aires & Uruguay Itinerary

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16 days in Buenos Aires & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 3 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, 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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires driving holiday planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September, with highs in Buenos Aires at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Montevideo Sign, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Montevideo day trip site .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. September in Montevideo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Punta del Este.

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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis) and Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, try to win big at Conrad Casino, and kick back and relax at Playa Brava.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Punta del Este online attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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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.
Step out of Colonia del Sacramento with an excursion to Bodega Boutique El Legado in Carmelo--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, and make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento online route builder .

You can drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bodega Boutique El Legado
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Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Floralis Generica, then make a trip to Obelisco de Buenos Aires, and then take a stroll through La Boca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stroll around Bosques de Palermo, wander the streets of Palermo Soho, then look for gifts at Galerias Pacifico, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo.

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Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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La Boca
La Boca
Palacio Barolo ©
Palacio Barolo
Bosques de Palermo ©
Bosques de Palermo

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