Please help us finalize our itinerary! We will be spending 3 days/nights in Mendoza, 4 days/ 3 nights in BA, 2 days/nights at Iguaza falls. We just need to finish off the Uruguay piece.
We fly into Punta del Este 2:35 on Monday. Spending two nights in Jose Ignacio. We can't decide what to do for the final day / night. We depart BA 9:00 pm Thursday. Options I've identified:
1) Leave Jose Ignacio midday Wednesday, drive to Colonia del Sacramento, spend Wed night in Colonia then take ferry to BA on the day of our international flight
2) Leave Jose Ignacio midday Wednesday, fly out of Punta del Este ($512 USD total for two) or Montevideo ($286 total for two). Final night in BA, leaving another day of sightseeting in BA
3) One more night in Uruguay (Jose Ignacio again, or Punta or Montevideo maybe?), then fly back to BA in time to catch our 9 pm flight (how much buffer time necessary?)
Is one evening and full day in Jose Ignacio enough to do it justice? I'm worried options 1 and 2 cut Jose Ignacio short. And as much as I want to see Colonia del Sacramento, the purpose of our Uruguay trip is to "rest and restore" before returning home. On the other hand, I'm a little concerned about same-day travel snags causing us to miss our international flight.
Any recommendations / ideas??