11 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

11 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

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11 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Toledo, Brazil
Fly:  27​h
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Toledo, Brazil


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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 19th (Mon), examine the collection at Museo Casa de Gobierno, then examine the collection at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, and then stop by Escaramuza Libros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Pittamiglio.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Montevideo trip app .

Toledo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 19.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time (AMT) to Uruguay Time (UYT) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toledo in October; daily highs in Montevideo reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Punta del Este.

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Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Casa de Gobierno ©
Museo Casa de Gobierno

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima, make a trip to Plaza Juan Ortholan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado, then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and finally don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera and then stop by Colinas De Garzon.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este tour itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

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Museums Shopping Historic Sites

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Maldonado
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado ©
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima ©
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima

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nights
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 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Granja Colonia, explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, then look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse and then delve into the distant past at Convento de San Francisco.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

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Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Isidro, then steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and then wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Catedral de San Isidro
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Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo ©
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo

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