31 days in Colonia del Sacramento & Punta del Este Itinerary

31 days in Colonia del Sacramento & Punta del Este Itinerary

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31 days in Colonia del Sacramento & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Ferry:  1 h 30 min
1
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Punta del Este
— 28 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento

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 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Santa Ana, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, then stop by Almacen La Carlota, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento travel planning tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 1-hour ferry ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana
Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen ©

28
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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.
Get some historical perspective at Faro Cabo Santa Maria and Cerro Catedral. Get some cultural insight at Ralli Museum Punta del Este and Galeria Pueblo Garzon. Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Rocha (Playa del Barco, Aguas Dulces, & more), La Paloma (Playa Los Botes & Museo De La Paloma) and Jose Ignacio (Playa de Jose Ignacio, Playa Mansa, & more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Colorada, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pedrera, admire the masterpieces at Museo Taller de Casapueblo, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Colonia del Sacramento, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Punta del Este, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Minas, Piriapolis, Jose Ignacio, Atlantida
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Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera

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Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
On the 1st (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Casa Carbajal Arte y Objetos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Real de San Carlos, and then examine the collection at Museo Ferroviario de Piriápolis.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento day trip planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Real de San Carlos ©
Playa Real de San Carlos
Paseo de San Gabriel ©
Paseo de San Gabriel
Casa Carbajal Arte y Objetos ©
Casa Carbajal Arte y Objetos

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