7 days in Montevideo, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

7 days in Montevideo, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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7 days in Montevideo, Punta del Este & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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day
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 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo vacation planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Florianopolis in August, expect Montevideo to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

2
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 9th (Fri): stroll through Playa Brava, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Mansa. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, then explore the world behind art at Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Colorada, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Solanas.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este travel planner .

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Punta Ballena, Playa Punta Colorada, Playa Mansa
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo - Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo - Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Punta Ballena ©
Playa Punta Ballena

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parque 3 de Febrero and San Telmo. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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