28 days in Uruguay & Santa Vitoria do Palmar Itinerary

28 days in Uruguay & Santa Vitoria do Palmar Itinerary

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28 days in Uruguay & Santa Vitoria do Palmar Itinerary

Start: Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil
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Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
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Rocha, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Maldonado, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Minas, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Carmelo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
9
Villa Serrana, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
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La Pedrera, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h
End: Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil

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Santa Vitoria do Palmar, Brazil

Santa Vitoria do Palmar ©
Santa Vitória do Palmar is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. Loja Maconica Acacia Vitoriense has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Portico de Santa Vitoria do Palmar and then don't miss a visit to Loja Maconica Acacia Vitoriense. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Brazil–Uruguay Border, then kick back and relax at Balneario Hermenegildo Beach, then explore the activities along Chui Stream, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Barra Do Chui Beach.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Santa Vitoria do Palmar travel route planning tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Santa Vitoria do Palmar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Chui
Highlights from your plan
Barra Do Chui Beach ©
Barra Do Chui Beach
Loja Maconica Acacia Vitoriense ©
Loja Maconica Acacia Vitoriense
Portico de Santa Vitoria do Palmar ©
Portico de Santa Vitoria do Palmar

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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Diablo: Beaches at Cabo Polonio (in Cabo Polonio) and Independencia Theater (in Santa Vitoria do Palmar). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de la Viuda, stroll through Playa del Rivero, pause for some photo ops at Artigas Monument, and take in the views from Puente Colgante.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Diablo road trip planning site .

Drive from Santa Vitoria do Palmar to Punta del Diablo in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Santa Vitoria do Palmar to Punta del Diablo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Beaches at Cabo Polonio, Puente Colgante, Independencia Theater
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Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores

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night
Rocha, Uruguay

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Playa de Punta del Diablo as well as Puente Circular. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, kick back and relax at Playa de Punta del Diablo, then snap pictures at Puente Circular, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Las Achiras Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rocha road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Punta del Diablo to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Diablo to Rocha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Maldonado.

Things to do in Rocha

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Punta del Diablo ©
Playa de Punta del Diablo
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Las Achiras Beach ©
Las Achiras Beach

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nights
Maldonado, Uruguay

Maldonado ©
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Take a break from Maldonado with a short trip to Cerro San Antonio in Piriapolis, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, and admire the striking features of Casapueblo.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Maldonado attractions planner .

Drive from Rocha to Maldonado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Maldonado are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Minas.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Cerro San Antonio
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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Minas, Uruguay

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mina de Oro Arrospide, Cerro del Verdun and Plaza Libertad. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Salto del Penitente, take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Artigas, stroll around Salus' Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque Rodo.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Minas trip planner .

You can drive from Maldonado to Minas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Maldonado in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Minas, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Minas

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

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nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
You've now added Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Montevideo Sign, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo Pittamiglio.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo road trip tool .

You can drive from Minas to Montevideo in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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nights
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paseo de San Gabriel, Borravino Wine Tours, Playa Real de San Carlos, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos.

For other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento holiday website .

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

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Carmelo, Uruguay

Carmelo ©
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.
Bodega Boutique El Legado has been added to your itinerary. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Sere, do a tasting at Bodega Campo Tinto, don't miss a visit to Balneario Zagarzazu, and explore the ancient world of Calera de las huerfanas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmelo tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Carmelo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Villa Serrana.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries Beaches Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Playa Sere ©
Playa Sere

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night
Villa Serrana, Uruguay

Villa Serrana
You've now added Represa Arq. Stewart Vargas to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Villa Serrana attractions planner .

You can drive from Carmelo to Villa Serrana in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to La Pedrera.

Things to do in Villa Serrana

Parks

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La Pedrera, Uruguay

La Pedrera ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Pedrera Surfing School. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Punta Rubia. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria, don't miss a visit to Luna llena en el anden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Los Botes.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the La Pedrera journey planner .

Traveling by car from Villa Serrana to La Pedrera takes 2.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Villa Serrana to La Pedrera due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in La Pedrera

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

La Paloma
Highlights from your plan
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera
La Pedrera Surfing School ©
La Pedrera Surfing School
Faro Cabo Santa Maria ©
Faro Cabo Santa Maria