30 days in Colonia del Sacramento & Punta del Este Itinerary

30 days in Colonia del Sacramento & Punta del Este Itinerary

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30 days in Colonia del Sacramento & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Ferry:  1​h 30​min
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Punta del Este
— Few hours
Punta del Este
— 28 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel, look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Mayor, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Historico.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento travel route planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 1-hour ferry ride. You can also take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Bastion de San Miguel ©
Bastion de San Miguel
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

Punta del Este

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.
On the 1st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Jose Ignacio, then kick back and relax at Praca Los Ingleses, then explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, and finally look for gifts at Colinas De Garzon.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este road trip site .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Punta del Este

Punta del Este ©
Get in touch with nature at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and Playa Punta Colorada. Let the collections at Ralli Museum Punta del Este and Museo Taller de Casapueblo capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Este: Minas (Parque Salto del Penitente, Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, & more), Maldonado (Cerro Catedral, Puente Laguna Garzon, & more) and La Paloma (Playa Los Botes, Faro Cabo Santa Maria, & more). Explore Punta del Este further: kick back and relax at Playa de Jose Ignacio, take in the awesome beauty at Pan De Azucar, stroll through Playa Hermosa, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeria Pueblo Garzon.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip planner .

You'll set off for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maldonado, Minas, Piriapolis, Canelones, Atlantida
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Faro Cabo Santa Maria ©
Faro Cabo Santa Maria
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera