10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay journey planner

Make it your trip
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Punta del Este
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montevideo
— 4 nights
Fly

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Punta del Este

— 3 nights

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.
Punta del Este is known for beaches, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, savor the flavors at The Wine Experience, kick back and relax at Playa Solanas, and don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este online trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Punta del Este at 28°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Colonia del Sacramento

— 2 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Museo Naval, then take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and finally look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Muelle del Puerto de Yates, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, and finally take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Colonia del Sacramento, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Montevideo

— 4 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, visit Pocitos, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and walk around Parque Rodo.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Montevideo visit planner.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Museums

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.