9 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

9 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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9 days in Uruguay & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Belem, Brazil
Fly:  2​h
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Belem, Brazil

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Avenida 18 de Julio, Libreria Puro Verso, Vinos Finos Beretta, and other attractions. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales and Museo Casa de Gobierno. You'll explore and learn at Museo Torres Garcia and Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, take an in-depth tour of Museo Zorrilla, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Municipal de Montevideo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Historia Del Arte MuHAr.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montevideo journey planner .

Belem, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Belem in February since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Casa de Gobierno ©
Museo Casa de Gobierno

1
night
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.
Scuba Divers Uruguay has been added to your itinerary. On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, then see some colorful creatures with Scuba Divers Uruguay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Montoya.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este online itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Montoya
Highlights from your plan
Playa Montoya ©
Playa Montoya
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Scuba Divers Uruguay ©
Scuba Divers Uruguay

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.
On the 25th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de Azulejos, explore the ancient world of Convento de San Francisco, get engrossed in the history at Museo Naval, delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel, then take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Historico. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Ferroviario de Piriápolis, kick back and relax at Playa Real de San Carlos, and then see the interesting displays at Granja Colonia.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Convento de San Francisco ©
Convento de San Francisco

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Casa Rosada, Catedral de San Isidro, Plaza de Mayo, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, and then enjoy the dining and entertainment at Tango Porteno.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online journey maker .

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Catedral de San Isidro
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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