13 days in Uruguay Itinerary

13 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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13 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
1
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Rocha
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Maldonado
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
When in Colonia del Sacramento, make a side trip to see Bodega Boutique El Legado in Carmelo, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Historico, contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, examine the collection at Museo Cars, and explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento journey builder website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 1.5-hour ferry ride. In January, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bodega Boutique El Legado, Playa Santa Ana, Museo Cars
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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
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 Montevideo with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, stroll around Parque Rodo, and admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo trip planner .

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rocha.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

3
nights
Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, explore the activities along Playa del Barco, and stroll through Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

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Traveling by car from Montevideo to Rocha takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Highlights from your plan
Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Laguna de Rocha ©
Laguna de Rocha

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.
Take a break from Maldonado with a short trip to Playa Punta Colorada in Piriapolis, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, step off the mainland to explore Isla Gorriti, and kick back and relax at Playa Montoya.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Maldonado travel route tool .

Drive from Rocha to Maldonado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Playa Punta Colorada
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
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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