29 days in Uruguay Itinerary

29 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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29 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive + Fly:  18​h
1
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Minas
— 3 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
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Maldonado
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Denver

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa Pocitos and Cuchilla alta. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pocitos and Pizzorno Family Estates. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary maker .

Denver, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time to Uruguay Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Denver in February, expect Montevideo to be warmer, temps between 81°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Canelones
Highlights from your plan
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barrio Historico and Rio de la Plata. Visit Playa Santa Ana and Balneario Artilleros for some beach relaxation. Take a break from Colonia del Sacramento with a short trip to Bodega Boutique El Legado in Carmelo, about 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antik Objetos con Alma, kick back and relax at Playa Real de San Carlos, and don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros.

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Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Santa Ana, Antik Objetos con Alma, Bodega Boutique El Legado
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
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.
Visiting Parque Salto del Penitente and Cerro del Verdun will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun and Catedral de Canelones. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Cerro Arequita, examine the collection at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, make a trip to Plaza Libertad, and get outside with Valle del Hilo de la Vida.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Minas road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Minas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Catedral de Canelones
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Cerro del Verdun ©
Cerro del Verdun
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita

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 15th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres, contemplate the long history of Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, then pause for some photo ops at Plaza 19 de Abril, and finally hike along Quebrada de los Cuervos.

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Traveling by bus from Minas to Treinta Y Tres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Trails Outdoors Parks
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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 ©

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 16th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, then explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Viuda. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa de Los Pescadores and then kick back and relax at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Diablo itinerary planner.

Getting from Treinta Y Tres to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time (UYT) to Amazon Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

5
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.
Visit Playa La Moza and Beaches at Cabo Polonio for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Santa Teresa National Park and Playa Grande. Go for a jaunt from Rocha to La Pedrera to see La Pedrera about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Las Achiras Beach, take in the views from Puente Circular, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, and admire all the interesting features of Guardia Del Monte.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocha road trip planning site .

Drive from Punta del Diablo to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta del Diablo to Rocha. In February, daily temperatures in Rocha can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Maldonado

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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Mansa and Scuba & Snorkeling. Appreciate the collections at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo Mazzoni. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maldonado: Jose Ignacio (Playa Mansa & Playa de Jose Ignacio), Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, stroll through Playa Portezuelo, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Maldonado trip website .

You can drive from Rocha to Maldonado in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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