25 days in Uruguay Itinerary

25 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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25 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Montevideo
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Minas
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rocha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Punta del Este
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

5
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.
Step out of Montevideo to go to Canelones and see Pizzorno Family Estates, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and stop by Pocitos.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Montevideo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Uruguay Time (UYT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. In February, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

5
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Get out of town with these interesting Colonia del Sacramento side-trips: Carmelo (Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro & Bodega Boutique El Legado). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

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Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carmelo, Playa Santa Ana
Highlights from your plan
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.
Minas is known for wildlife, parks, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Salto del Penitente, get outside with Cerro del Verdun, don't miss a visit to Plaza Libertad, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Minas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Minas trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

4
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.
Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, explore the activities along Laguna de Rocha, and stroll through Playa La Moza.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Rocha itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Minas to Rocha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

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
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Laguna de Rocha ©
Laguna de Rocha

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Templo San Antonio, & more), Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, head off the coast to Isla Gorriti, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, and kick back and relax at Playa Montoya.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip maker .

Traveling by car from Rocha to Punta del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis, Pan De Azucar, Playa Mansa
Highlights from your plan
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
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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