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

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

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pinares, and finally make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este day trip planning site.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, you will find days in Punta del Este are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

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Side Trip

Maldonado
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), visit Pocitos, thengo for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, thentake an in-depth tour of Cabildo de Montevideo, and finally wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, thenget a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo driving holiday planner.

Getting from Punta del Este to Montevideo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Montevideo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Museums
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

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Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Montevideo in January, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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