8 days in Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento & Montevideo Itinerary

8 days in Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento & Montevideo Itinerary

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8 days in Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
End: Porto Alegre, 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then wander the streets of San Telmo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip website .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Porto Alegre in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo
La Boca
La Boca

1
day
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Puerta de la Ciudadela ©
Puerta de la Ciudadela

4
nights
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.
Relax by the water at Playa Solanas and Playa Punta Colorada. Visit Mundo Pedal and Catedral Matriz for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Montevideo: Museo - Taller de Casapueblo (in Punta del Este) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, get to know the fascinating history of Galeria de Arte Porton de San Pedro, explore the historical opulence of Pittamiglio"s Castle, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip itinerary website .

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Montevideo are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Montevideo

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Side Trips

Punta Ballena, Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, Playa Punta Colorada
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Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

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