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

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

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

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  5​h
1
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Este: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, admire the striking features of Casapueblo, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip itinerary website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, Punta del Este is a bit cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pan De Azucar, Cerro San Antonio
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

4
nights
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.
Take a break from Montevideo with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, take a stroll through Pocitos, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

6
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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