23 days in Uruguay Itinerary

23 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
2
Salto
— 1 night
3
Montevideo
— 3 nights
4
Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
5
Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
6
Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
7
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
8
Tacuarembo
— 2 nights
9
Jose Ignacio
— 2 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Barrio Historico and Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse. Get some historical perspective at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos and Bastion de San Miguel. Change things up with these side-trips from Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro, Playa Sere, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, and don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento road trip app.

New York City, USA to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in June, with highs in Colonia del Sacramento at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Salto.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Carmelo
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Museo Portugues ©
Museo Portugues

1
night
Salto

Salto ©
In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
On the 5th (Fri), get outside with Hot Springs of Arapey, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Hombre y la Tecnologia, and then find something for the whole family at Acuamania. On your second day here, make a splash at Aquatic Park Termas de Salto Grande, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta del Padre Pio, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoo de la Ciudad de Salto.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salto online road trip planner.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Salto in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Salto

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aquatic Park Termas de Salto Grande ©
Aquatic Park Termas de Salto Grande
Gruta del Padre Pio ©
Gruta del Padre Pio
Museo del Hombre y la Tecnologia ©
Museo del Hombre y la Tecnologia

3
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.
Visit Catedral de Montevideo and Castillo Pittamiglio for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Velodromo Municipal and El Rosedal. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, examine the collection at 1972 Museum, and explore the world behind art at Centro Municipal de Exposiciones SUBTE.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo trip itinerary planning tool.

You can take a bus from Salto to Montevideo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Montevideo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, thenpause for some photo ops at Plaza 19 de Abril, thentrek along Quebrada de los Cuervos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Treinta Y Tres holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Treinta Y Tres takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Treinta Y Tres, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Quebrada de los Cuervos ©
Quebrada de los Cuervos
Plaza 19 de Abril ©
Plaza 19 de Abril
Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres ©
Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres

2
nights
Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Los Pescadores, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, and then snap pictures at Puente Colgante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Grande, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Viuda, and then hunt for treasures at Pescaderia Punta del Diablo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Punta del Diablo road trip site.

Drive from Treinta Y Tres to Punta del Diablo in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Treinta Y Tres to Punta del Diablo due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

La Coronilla
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Puente Colgante ©
Puente Colgante

2
nights
Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Cerro Buena Vista, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Bosque de Ombues, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cabo Polonio planner.

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Valizas
Highlights from your plan
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo del Mar. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Iglesia Candelaria and Faro de Punta del Este. Venture out of the city with trips to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena) and Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich, and stroll through Playa Mansa.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Este in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Este is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tacuarembo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Tacuarembo

Tacuarembo ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Fructuosus Cathedral and then see the interesting displays at Museu FordT City. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Pozo Hondo and then identify plant and animal life at Gruta de los Helechos.

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Drive from Punta del Este to Tacuarembo in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Punta del Este in June: high temperatures in Tacuarembo hover around °F and lows are around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jose Ignacio.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Gruta de los Helechos ©
Gruta de los Helechos

2
nights
Jose Ignacio

Jose Ignacio ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll through Playa de Jose Ignacio. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Jose Ignacio, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Galeria Pueblo Garzon, and then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garzon.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jose Ignacio route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tacuarembo to Jose Ignacio takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tacuarembo to Jose Ignacio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Tacuarembo in June, with highs in Jose Ignacio at °F and lows at °F. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jose Ignacio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Garzon
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Laguna Jose Ignacio ©
Laguna Jose Ignacio
Galeria Pueblo Garzon ©
Galeria Pueblo Garzon

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