11 days in Uruguay Itinerary

11 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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11 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Montevideo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Maldonado
— 4 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Montevideo to Canelones to see Pizzorno Family Estates about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Pittamiglio, and take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja.

To see photos and tourist information, read Montevideo day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in Montevideo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

3
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Bodega Boutique El Legado & Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, contemplate the long history of Bastion de San Miguel, stop by Almacen La Carlota, and go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Carmelo, Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Maldonado side-trips: Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Montoya, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Maldonado trip tool .

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Maldonado in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in December: highs in Maldonado hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Piriapolis
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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