15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16 h 45 min
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
— 5 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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.
When in Punta del Este, make a side trip to see Playa Punta Colorada in Piriapolis, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and admire the landmark architecture of Casapueblo.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Punta del Este is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Punta del Este due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in December, expect Punta del Este to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada
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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 26th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Santa Teresa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rocha online tour planner .

Getting from Punta del Este to Rocha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Rocha can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Beaches

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bodega Boutique El Legado in Carmelo (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico, stop by Almacen La Carlota, kick back and relax at Playa Santa Ana, and examine the collection at Museo Cars.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Rocha to Colonia del Sacramento takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rocha in December: highs in Colonia del Sacramento hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Museo Cars, Playa Santa Ana, Bodega Boutique El Legado
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado

5
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.
When in Montevideo, make a side trip to see Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and walk around Parque Rodo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Montevideo sightseeing planner.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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