14 days in El Calafate & Uruguay Itinerary

14 days in El Calafate & Uruguay Itinerary

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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Fly to Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery, Bus to 1393 Ramos Mejia Jose Maria Dr. Av., Foot to Puerto Madero, Ferry to Colonia del Sacramento
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina

— 4 nights
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Estancia Cristina, get outside with Enjoy!, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Calafate trip maker website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to El Calafate is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, plan for colder days in El Calafate, with highs around 16°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento travel website.

Do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from El Calafate to Colonia del Sacramento in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in December, expect nights in Colonia del Sacramento to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 4 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Punta del Este is known for beaches, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este itinerary maker app.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in December, you will find days in Punta del Este are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 4 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Pocitos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, and visit Ciudad Vieja.

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Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Punta del Este in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Montevideo: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.