19 days in Uruguay Itinerary

19 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay visit planner

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Carmelo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tacuarembo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Treinta Y Tres
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
Drive
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La Pedrera
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jose Ignacio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montevideo
— 1 night
Bus
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Carmelo

— 3 nights
Founded in 1816 by Uruguayan national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas, Carmelo houses a population of under 20,000, though plenty more come here to enjoy holidays on the banks of the Arroyo de las Vacas River.
Explore Carmelo's surroundings by going to Conchillas (Puerto de Conchillas & Casa Evans). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Boutique El Legado, make a trip to Balneario Zagarzazu, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla y Museo del Carmen, and get a taste of the local shopping with Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Carmelo travel route app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Carmelo is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. March in Carmelo sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tacuarembo.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Tacuarembo

— 2 nights
Established by presidential decree in 1831, Tacuarembo grew over time into the capital of its eponymous department, largely because of its agricultural industry fed by the Tacuarembo river that flows through the northern part of town.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Pozo Hondo and then see the interesting displays at Museu FordT City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valle del Lunarejo.

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Traveling by car from Carmelo to Tacuarembo takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Carmelo to Tacuarembo is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Carmelo in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tacuarembo: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 18°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Treinta Y Tres

— 3 nights
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. Quebrada de los Cuervos has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres, stroll through Quebrada de los Cuervos, then contemplate the long history of Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, and finally pause for some photo ops at Plaza 19 de Abril.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Treinta Y Tres attractions tool.

You can drive from Tacuarembo to Treinta Y Tres in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tacuarembo to Treinta Y Tres. Traveling from Tacuarembo in March, expect nights in Treinta Y Tres to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors

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 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Viuda, then kick back and relax at Playa de Los Pescadores, and then appreciate the history behind Faro Sandra Monumento A Artigas. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Fuerte de San Miguel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Grande, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Rivero.

To find out how to plan a trip to Punta del Diablo, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Treinta Y Tres to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to La Pedrera.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

La Pedrera

— 2 nights
La Pedrera is a village and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Rocha Department of Uruguay. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria, then kick back and relax at Playa Los Botes, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, and finally explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pedrera and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, use the La Pedrera online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to La Pedrera in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Jose Ignacio.

Things to do in La Pedrera

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jose Ignacio attractions planning app.

You can drive from La Pedrera to Jose Ignacio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Pedrera to Jose Ignacio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Jose Ignacio are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Jose Ignacio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Montevideo

— 1 night
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Walking Tour. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Free Walking Tour, then visit Ciudad Vieja, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo route maker app.

You can drive from Jose Ignacio to Montevideo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Jose Ignacio in March, plan for little chillier nights in Montevideo, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Tours · Neighborhoods

Colonia del Sacramento

— 3 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia del Sacramento is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stop by Barrio Historico, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.