26 days in Uruguay Itinerary

26 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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26 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Groningen
Fly:  27​h
1
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Minas
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
4
Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Rocha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Punta del Este
— 5 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Groningen

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.
Do your shopping at Mercado del Puerto and Tres Cruces. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ciudad Vieja and Pizzorno Family Estates. Step out of Montevideo to go to Las Piedras and see Las Piedras Shopping, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pocitos, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, grab your bike and head to Orange Bike, and don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo tour itinerary maker website .

Groningen, Holland to Montevideo is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Groningen to Montevideo is minus 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Las Piedras Shopping, Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

4
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Shop till you drop at Antik Objetos con Alma and Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro. Take a break from the city and head to Rio de la Plata and Playa Santa Ana. Step out of Colonia del Sacramento to go to Carmelo and see Bodega Boutique El Legado, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, and examine the collection at Granja Colonia.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Colonia del Sacramento trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carmelo, Playa Santa Ana, Antik Objetos con Alma
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado

2
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Minas, then walk around Parque Salto del Penitente, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza Libertad, then get outside with Valle del Hilo de la Vida, then examine the collection at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, and finally stop by Alfajores Artesanales Villa Serrana.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Minas attractions planning site .

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Minas can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Minas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres, steep yourself in history at Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, then appreciate the history behind Plaza 19 de Abril, and finally trek along Quebrada de los Cuervos.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Treinta Y Tres road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Minas to Treinta Y Tres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Treinta Y Tres can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Trails Wildlife Parks
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
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa de la Viuda, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, and then hunt for treasures at Pescaderia Punta del Diablo. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera, then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, then appreciate the history behind Artigas Monument, and finally take in the views from Puente Colgante.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo visit app .

Traveling by car from Treinta Y Tres to Punta del Diablo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Treinta Y Tres to Punta del Diablo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo Polonio, Puente Colgante
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Puente Colgante ©
Puente Colgante

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.
Get outdoors at Santa Teresa National Park and Balneario Punta Rubia. Relax by the water at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and Playa del Barco. Step out of Rocha to go to La Pedrera and see La Pedrera, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocha trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time to Uruguay Time is 1 hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

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

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.
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo del Mar will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Playa Mansa and Playa Brava. Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena), Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Taller de Casapueblo, kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, stroll through Playa el Emir, and get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip planner .

You can drive from Rocha to Punta del Este in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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