14 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

14 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

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14 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Mendoza, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
3
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
5
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
8
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
La Pedrera, Uruguay
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
10
La Paloma, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip maker app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Mendoza is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in September, with highs in Mendoza at 25°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Fundacional ©
Museo Fundacional

1
day
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga, then explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and then experience the excitement of Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia travel route planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to Ushuaia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in September, plan for cooler days in Ushuaia, with highs around 8°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

1
night
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 10th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn online day trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera
Museo de Gemas ©
Museo de Gemas

3
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.
Plaza de Mayo and San Telmo will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Puerto Madero, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, wander the streets of Recoleta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Historico, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and finally enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Museo Portugues ©
Museo Portugues

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.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through Pocitos, take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo day trip planning site .

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

1
night
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Diablo trip planner.

Drive from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fortress of Santa Teresa, Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla
Highlights from your plan
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa

1
night
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Calavera.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cabo Polonio online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to La Pedrera.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

1
night
La Pedrera, Uruguay

La Pedrera ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at La Pedrera and then kick back and relax at Balneario Punta Rubia.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Pedrera online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Cabo Polonio to La Pedrera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to La Paloma.

Things to do in La Pedrera

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera

1
night
La Paloma, Uruguay

La Paloma ©
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria, then make a trip to Luna llena en el anden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our La Paloma day trip site .

La Paloma is very close to La Pedrera. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Pedrera to La Paloma due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Punta del Este.

Things to do in La Paloma

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Faro Cabo Santa Maria ©
Faro Cabo Santa Maria
Playa Los Botes ©
Playa Los Botes

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Punta Colorada, stroll through Playa Solanas, then stroll through Playa Punta Ballena, and finally explore the galleries of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo.

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Traveling by car from La Paloma to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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