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

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

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


Montevideo, Uruguay — 2 nights

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 18th (Mon), take a stroll through Pocitos, then see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, and then make a trip to Plaza Independencia. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo road trip planning app.

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Porto Alegre in July; daily highs in Montevideo reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Punta del Este.
Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, then admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este day trip app.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.
Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires journey site.

You can fly from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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