14 days in Uruguay Itinerary

14 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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14 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Asheville
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  25 h
1
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rocha
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  23 h 30 min
End: Asheville

3
nights
Punta del Este

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, stroll through Playa Punta Ballena, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and examine the collection at Museo del Mar.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este online route planner .

Asheville, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Asheville to Punta del Este due to the time zone difference. In February, Punta del Este is much warmer than Asheville - with highs of 77°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, 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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Santa Teresa National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rocha online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Rocha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in February, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Beaches at Cabo Polonio
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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio

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 Colonia del Sacramento's surroundings by going to Carmelo (Bodega Boutique El Legado & Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Rocha to Colonia del Sacramento in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Carmelo
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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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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