15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Miami, Florida
Fly + Bus:  13 h 30 min
1
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Rocha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h 30 min
4
Minas
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Miami, Florida

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.
Visiting Playa Mansa and Playa Punta Colorada will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, stroll through Playa Brava, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Uruguay Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in May, you will find days in Punta del Este are cooler (63°F), and nights are a bit cooler (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada, Pan De Azucar
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Teresa National Park. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rocha trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Rocha sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Highlights from your plan
Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio

1
night
Treinta Y Tres

Treinta Y Tres ©
Treinta y Tres is the capital city of the Treinta y Tres Department in eastern Uruguay.LocationThe city is located on Route 8, on the north banks of Olimar Grande River. On the 16th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Plaza 19 de Abril, then steep yourself in history at Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, then hike along Quebrada de los Cuervos, and finally appreciate the history behind Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres.

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Drive from Rocha to Treinta Y Tres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Treinta Y Tres can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Minas.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de los Cuervos ©
Quebrada de los Cuervos
Plaza 19 de Abril ©
Plaza 19 de Abril
Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres ©

2
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): head outdoors with Cerro del Verdun, don't miss a visit to Plaza Libertad, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina de Oro Arrospide. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Minas, identify plant and animal life at Parque Salto del Penitente, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Artigas, and finally get outside with Valle del Hilo de la Vida.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Minas day trip website .

Traveling by bus from Treinta Y Tres to Minas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Minas are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Cerro del Verdun ©
Cerro del Verdun

2
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 19th (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Historico, then explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, and finally don't miss a visit to Bastion de San Pedro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, and finally don't miss a visit to Porton de Campo.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Minas to Colonia del Sacramento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

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: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, and get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
El Rosedal ©
El Rosedal
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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