10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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10 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Ferry:  2 h 15 min
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del buceo and then look for gifts at Escaramuza Libros.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Montevideo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Escaramuza Libros ©
Escaramuza Libros
Playa del buceo ©
Playa del buceo

4
nights
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Brava and Playa Bikini. Explore hidden gems such as Playa Mansa and Muelle Mailhos. Venture out of the city with trips to Balneario Punta Rubia (in La Pedrera) and Playa Los Botes (in La Paloma). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, tour the pleasant surroundings at Praca Los Ingleses, look for gifts at Canoa Quebrada Butik, and do a tasting at Alto de la Ballena.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este road trip app .

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Montevideo in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Punta del Este: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Balneario Punta Rubia, Playa Bikini, Playa Los Botes, Playa Mansa
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Muelle Mailhos ©
Muelle Mailhos

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Bagliardi, stroll through Playa Municipal, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palo Blanco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for gifts at La Boutique Del Libro, and finally get outside with Delta El Tigre.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planning site .

You can fly from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to ride a ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Berisso, Delta El Tigre, La Boutique Del Libro
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
La Boutique Del Libro ©
La Boutique Del Libro

2
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pizzorno Family Estates and Memorial Penal de Libertad. Do your shopping at Mercado del Puerto and Acatras del Mercado - Galeria de Arte. Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Balneario Kiyu (in Libertad) and Costa Llana Reserva (in San Jose de Mayo).

Discover how to plan a Montevideo trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in December since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Libertad, Costa Llana Reserva, Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Acatras del Mercado - Galeria de Arte ©

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