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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Punta del Diablo
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
3
Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Maldonado
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
On the 9th (Mon), kick back and relax at Cuchilla alta. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Balneario Kiyu, learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates, then immerse yourself in nature at El Rosedal, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ramirez Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montevideo 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 little chillier with lows of 19°C in Montevideo. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Canelones, Balneario Kiyu
Highlights from your plan
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Ramirez Beach ©
Ramirez Beach
Plaza Matriz ©
Plaza Matriz

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa del Rivero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Los Pescadores, then appreciate the history behind Artigas Monument, and then stroll through Playa de la Viuda.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Diablo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time (UYT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rocha, Puente Colgante
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Playa del Rivero ©
Playa del Rivero
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores

2
nights
Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
On the 14th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Bosque de Ombues, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Balneario Punta Rubia, then kick back and relax at Playa Los Botes, and then stroll through Playa de la Calavera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cabo Polonio travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balneario Punta Rubia, Bosque de Ombues, Playa Los Botes
Highlights from your plan
Playa Los Botes ©
Playa Los Botes
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Montoya and Playa Mansa. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa Solanas and Playa Chihuahua. Step out of Maldonado with an excursion to Playa San Francisco in Piriapolis--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa el Emir, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, try to win big at Enjoy Punta Del Este Resort E Casino, and take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Maldonado holiday planning app .

Drive from Cabo Polonio to Maldonado in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo Polonio to Maldonado is 1 hour. In December in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Playa San Francisco, Playa Mansa
Highlights from your plan
Playa Montoya ©
Playa Montoya
Playa el Emir ©
Playa el Emir
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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