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

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

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

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
bus:  3​h
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Porto Alegre, 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like San Telmo and La Boca. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Madero and Recoleta. Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and stop by Dos Semillas.

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.

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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 Iglesia Matriz, 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.
Visit Catedral de Montevideo and Mundo Pedal for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Ciudad Vieja and Pocitos. Change things up with these side-trips from Montevideo: Punta Ballena (Playa Solanas & Playa Punta Ballena) and Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, and take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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