30 days in Uruguay Itinerary

30 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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30 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Rocha
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Maldonado
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Minas
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Carmelo
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Montevideo
— 7 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Izmir, Turkey

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 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, snap pictures at Puente Circular, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Moza.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rocha holiday builder website .

Izmir, Turkey to Rocha is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Izmir to Rocha, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Izmir in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rocha: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maldonado.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Beaches

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
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maldonado: Playa Mansa (in Jose Ignacio), Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Playa Punta Colorada) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, admire the landmark architecture of Casapueblo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava.

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Traveling by car from Rocha to Maldonado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Maldonado sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Piriapolis, Playa Mansa, Pan De Azucar
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

3
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Minas is known for wildlife, parks, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parque Salto del Penitente, don't miss a visit to Plaza Libertad, admire the engineering at Parque y Represa OSE, and go deep underground at Mina de Oro Arrospide.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Minas trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Maldonado to Minas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Maldonado in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Minas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita

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.
Colonia del Sacramento is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit Barrio Historico, contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minas to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Santa Ana, Museo Cars
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

3
nights
Carmelo

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmelo: Balneario Concordia (in Dolores) and Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega Boutique El Legado, explore the ancient world of Calera de las huerfanas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Sere, and view the masterpieces at Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro.

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You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balneario Concordia, Playa de la Agraciada
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Playa de la Agraciada ©
Playa de la Agraciada
Bodega Zubizarreta ©
Bodega Zubizarreta

7
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 with an excursion to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Carmelo to Montevideo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Montevideo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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