13 days in Uruguay Itinerary

13 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Start: Fort Myers, Florida
+2
Bus + Tram + Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Bus + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Maldonado
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Tram + Bus:  26 h
End: Fort Myers, Florida

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip site.

Fort Myers, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Fort Myers in October, things will get little chillier in Montevideo: highs are around 68°F and lows about 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Bodega Boutique El Legado & Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, and snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Carmelo
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado

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.
Maldonado is known for museums, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Maldonado visit planner.

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. While traveling from Colonia del Sacramento, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Maldonado, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Punta del Este
Highlights from your plan
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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