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

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

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

Start: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
End: Montevideo, Uruguay

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cuchilla Alta and Playa Solanas. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo - Taller de Casapueblo and Mundo Pedal. Explore Montevideo's surroundings by going to Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis), Las Toscas Balneario (in Canelones) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Matriz, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, and take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip itinerary tool .

December in Montevideo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Canelones, Playa Punta Colorada
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Playa Punta Ballena ©
Playa Punta Ballena
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, then wander the streets of San Telmo, and then wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Buenos Aires, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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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 16th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Ana, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo Naval, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and then explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary builder app .

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana

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