15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Minas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Punta del Este
— 4 nights
Bus + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Miami, 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.
Go for a jaunt from Montevideo to Canelones to see Pizzorno Family Estates about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, and stroll around Parque Rodo.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip itinerary planning tool .

Miami, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Uruguay Time is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Miami in May; daily highs in Montevideo reach 64°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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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.
Step out of Colonia del Sacramento with an excursion to Bodega Boutique El Legado in Carmelo--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, make a trip to Porton de Campo, take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, and go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Museo Cars, 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

3
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Step out of Minas to go to Aigua and see Grutas de Salamanca, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque Salto del Penitente, see human ingenuity at work at Parque y Represa OSE, get outside with Valle del Hilo de la Vida, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Arequita.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Minas day trip app .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Grutas de Salamanca
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Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, admire the striking features of Casapueblo, and snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Minas to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 24th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio, Pan De Azucar
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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

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