16 days in South America Itinerary

16 days in South America Itinerary

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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 7 nights

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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 7th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Kiyu, then make a trip to La Plaza Fabini o Plaza del Entrevero, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): make a trip to Plaza Independencia, make a trip to Plaza Matriz, then grab your bike and head to Orange Bike, and finally take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Montevideo trip planner.

Denver, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Denver to Montevideo, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Denver in December, with highs in Montevideo at 81°F and lows at 62°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

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Biking Trail
Orange Bike
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Neighborhood
Ciudad Vieja
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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Jose Ignacio and Ralli Museum Punta del Este. You'll get in some beach time at Playa Solanas and Playa Bikini. Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Playa San Francisco (in Piriapolis), Playa Mansa (in Jose Ignacio) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Emir, stroll through Playa Montoya, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este road trip planning site.

Drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Montevideo in December, plan for slightly colder days in Punta del Este, with highs around 75°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Grande. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Refugio Frey. Change things up with these side-trips from San Carlos de Bariloche: Bosque Sumergido (in Villa Traful) and Villa La Angostura (Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura & Lago Espejo Grande). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada de los Duendes, take in the awesome beauty at Ventisquero Negro, take a peaceful walk through Glaciar Alerce, and take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo.

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Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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