14 days in Uruguay Itinerary

14 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay trip planner

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Chuy
— 1 night
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Punta del Diablo
— 1 night
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Valizas
— 1 night
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Cabo Polonio
— 1 night
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La Pedrera
— 1 night
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La Paloma
— 1 night
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Jose Ignacio
— 2 nights
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Manantiales
— 1 day
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La Barra
— 1 night
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Punta del Este
— 3 nights
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Chuy

— 1 night
Hugging the very eastern fringe of Uruguay and wedged up against Brazil, the small town of Chuy represents one of Uruguay's final frontiers.
To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chuy trip planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Chuy is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Curitiba to Chuy is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Chuy

Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip

Punta del Diablo

— 1 night
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 27th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de la Viuda and then hunt for treasures at Pescaderia Punta del Diablo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Diablo day trip site.

You can drive from Chuy to Punta del Diablo in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Valizas.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valizas

— 1 night
With its rustic spas, simple fishing villages, and artisans producing crafts, Valizas remains a popular choice for bohemian vacationers.
To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valizas day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Punta del Diablo to Valizas takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Valizas

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Cabo Polonio

— 1 night
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 29th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Calavera, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo Polonio trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Valizas to Cabo Polonio by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to drive to La Pedrera.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

La Pedrera

— 1 night
La Pedrera is a village and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Rocha Department of Uruguay. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Barco, and then kick back and relax at La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the La Pedrera trip planner.

Drive from Cabo Polonio to La Pedrera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to La Paloma.

Things to do in La Pedrera

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

La Paloma

— 1 night
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes, then make a trip to Luna llena en el anden, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Cabo Santa Maria, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha.

To plan La Paloma vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

La Paloma is very close to La Pedrera. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from La Pedrera to La Paloma due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in La Paloma are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You'll set off for Jose Ignacio on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Jose Ignacio

— 2 nights
An upmarket spa town with plentiful natural sites and ecotourism, Jose Ignacio attracts an exclusive crowd with its feeling of pristine seclusion and small town charm.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the views from Puente Circular and then kick back and relax at Playa de Jose Ignacio.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Jose Ignacio travel planner.

Traveling by car from La Paloma to Jose Ignacio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Jose Ignacio sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Manantiales.

Things to do in Jose Ignacio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Manantiales

— 1 day
On the 3rd (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bikini.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manantiales trip itinerary planning site.

Manantiales is just a short distance from Jose Ignacio. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel to La Barra.

Things to do in Manantiales

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your trip

La Barra

— 1 night
Your La Barra holiday will include plenty of things to do in one of the trendiest neighborhoods near Punta del Este.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, kick back and relax at Playa Montoya, and then stop by OH! LA BARRA.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Barra trip itinerary planner.

La Barra is just a short distance from Manantiales. In January, daily temperatures in La Barra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in La Barra

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Punta del Este

— 3 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia Candelaria and Faro de Punta del Este. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Del Mar and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Piriapolis (Playa Hermosa & Cerro San Antonio) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Brava, try to win big at Conrad Casino, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pinares, and admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este online travel planner.

Punta del Este is very close to La Barra. In January, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.