15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay holiday planner

Make it your trip
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Montevideo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabo Polonio
— 1 night
Drive
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La Paloma
— 1 night
Drive
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Punta del Este
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive

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Montevideo

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pizzorno Family Estates and Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales. Step off the beaten path and head to Iglesia de las Carmelitas and Museo de Historia del Arte - MuHAr. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, do a tasting at Bouza Bodega Boutique, don't miss a visit to Artigas Mausoleum, and get great views at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Montevideo. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Punta del Diablo

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
On the 14th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Los Pescadores, kick back and relax at Playa de Punta del Diablo, and then appreciate the history behind Faro Sandra Monumento A Artigas. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Viuda, then kick back and relax at Playa del Rivero, and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, identify plant and animal life at Bosque de Ombues, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

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Traveling by car from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to La Paloma.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 17th (Sat): kick back and relax at La Pedrera, then relax and rejuvenate at Balneario La Paloma, and then enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our La Paloma travel route planner.

You can drive from Cabo Polonio to La Paloma in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cabo Polonio to La Paloma, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Punta del Este

— 4 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.
Ralli Museum Punta del Este and Museo Del Mar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Playa de Jose Ignacio and Playa Punta Colorada. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis) and Faro de Jose Ignacio (in Maldonado). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich, make a trip to La Vista Punta Del Este, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, and take a leisurely stroll along Rambla General Jose Artigas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este trip planner.

Traveling by car from La Paloma to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Colonia del Sacramento

— 3 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega Boutique El Legado and Galeria de los Suspiros. Get out of town with these interesting Colonia del Sacramento side-trips: Calera de las huerfanas (in Carmelo) and Molino Quemado (in Nueva Helvecia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel, and delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
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.