10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  18​h
1
Montevideo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Minas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Punta del Este
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Durham

1
night
Montevideo

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, do a tasting at Pizzorno Family Estates, then explore the world behind art at Centro Municipal de Exposiciones SUBTE, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip planner .

Durham, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Durham to Montevideo. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Durham in November, with highs in Montevideo at 74°F and lows at 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Santa Ana, then stop by Almacen La Carlota, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Historico, and finally enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento route maker .

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in November, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana

1
night
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Cerro Arequita, stroll around Parque Salto del Penitente, and then stop by Alfajores Artesanales Villa Serrana.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Minas trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Minas sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Minas

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Alfajores Artesanales  Villa Serrana ©

4
nights
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.
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo del Mar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Bring the kids along to Playa Mansa and Playa Brava. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena), Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, explore the world behind art at Museo Taller de Casapueblo, get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, and admire the landmark architecture of Casapueblo.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este travel planning website .

Drive from Minas to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pan De Azucar, Playa Punta Colorada
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava

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