10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Montevideo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Punta del Diablo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Maldonado
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h
End: Sao Paulo

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Pocitos and El Rosedal. Change things up with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones (about 44 minutes away). The adventure continues: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo road trip planning tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Montevideo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
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 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then stop by Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Fomento and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Santa Ana.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning site.

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Viuda and then explore the striking landscape of Santa Teresa National Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Diablo online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Diablo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Diablo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Santa Teresa National Park
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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda

3
nights
Maldonado

Maldonado ©
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa Mansa and Playa de Jose Ignacio. Get in touch with nature at Playa Brava and Playa Pinares. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Solanas, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and stroll through Playa Punta Ballena.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Maldonado trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Maldonado in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) is 1 hour. In January in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Playa de Jose Ignacio, Playa Punta Colorada, Pan De Azucar
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada

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