32 days in Uruguay Itinerary

32 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Punta del Este
— 4 nights
2
Punta del Diablo
— 3 nights
3
Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
4
La Paloma
— 1 night
5
Minas
— 3 nights
6
Rivera
— 3 nights
7
Colonia del Sacramento
— 4 nights
8
Montevideo
— 8 nights

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Vina Eden and Museo del Mar. Relax by the water at Playa de Jose Ignacio and Playa Montoya. Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio, Playa Punta Colorada, &more), Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena) and Balneario Argentino (in Canelones). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este holiday planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Punta del Este is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Punta del Este is 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Vancouver in July, with highs in Punta del Este at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis, Pan De Azucar, Balneario Argentino, Playa de Jose Ignacio
Highlights from your plan
Arboretum Lussich ©
Arboretum Lussich
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fortress of Santa Teresa and Santa Teresa National Park. Visit Playa de Punta del Diablo and Playa de Los Pescadores for some beach relaxation. When in Punta del Diablo, make a side trip to see Fuerte de San Miguel in Chuy, approximately Chuy away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, look for gifts at Paseo de los Artesanos, snap pictures at Puente Colgante, and stroll through Playa de la Viuda.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Punta del Diablo planning site.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rocha, La Coronilla, Fuerte de San Miguel, Jose Ignacio Bodega Oceanica
Highlights from your plan
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Playa del Rivero ©
Playa del Rivero

2
nights
Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Monte de Ombúes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, thenidentify plant and animal life at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, and finally wander the wide-open spaces of Guardia Del Monte. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Cerro Buena Vista, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Bosque de Ombues, thenkick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cabo Polonio online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to La Paloma.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rocha, Valizas
Highlights from your plan
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas

1
night
La Paloma

La Paloma ©
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll through Balneario Punta Rubia, enjoy the sand and surf at La Pedrera, kick back and relax at Playa Los Botes, thenenjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo De La Paloma.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the La Paloma online visit planner.

Drive from Cabo Polonio to La Paloma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo Polonio to La Paloma due to the time zone difference. July in La Paloma sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

La Pedrera
Highlights from your plan
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera
Faro Cabo Santa Maria ©
Faro Cabo Santa Maria
Playa Los Botes ©
Playa Los Botes

3
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Popular historic sites such as Catedral de Canelones and Buddhist Monastery are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Salto del Penitente and Grutas de Salamanca. Go for a jaunt from Minas to Villa Serrana to see Represa Arq. Stewart Vargas about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cerro Arequita, don't miss a visit to Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, admire the engineering at Parque y Represa OSE, and stop by Alfajores Artesanales Villa Serrana.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Minas road trip website.

Getting from La Paloma to Minas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rivera.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Represa Arq. Stewart Vargas, Grutas de Salamanca, Catedral de Canelones
Highlights from your plan
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Grutas de Salamanca ©
Grutas de Salamanca

3
nights
Rivera

Rivera ©
The capital of the department of the same name, Rivera stands on the border with Brazil, with the city of Santana do Livramento only a street away.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sineriz Shopping and Parque Gran Bretana. Museo de Artes Visuales de Tacuarembo (MUART) and Museo de Geociencias will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rivera: Rincon de Franquia (in Artigas) and Museo y Casa del Deporte (in Tacuarembo). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Melancía Rivera Mall & Free Shops, try to win big at Rivera Casino & Resort, take a memorable drive along Subida de Pena, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rivera trip planner.

Do a combination of car and bus from Minas to Rivera in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Rivera sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Rivera

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tacuarembo, Rincon de Franquia, Subida de Pena
Highlights from your plan
Sineriz Shopping ©
Sineriz Shopping
Museo de Geociencias ©
Museo de Geociencias

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Boutique El Legado and Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento. Get outdoors at Playa Ferrando and Munay Pampa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Bodega Familia Irurtia, Bodega Campo Tinto, &more) and Molino Quemado (in Nueva Helvecia). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo de San Gabriel, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferroviario de Piriápolis, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip app.

Getting from Rivera to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rivera in August, you will find days in Colonia del Sacramento are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Carmelo, Munay Pampa, Molino Quemado
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento

8
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.
Relax by the water at Balneario Kiyu and Ramirez Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like 1972 Museum and Pizzorno Family Estates. Go for a jaunt from Montevideo to Canelones to see Establecimiento Juanico about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, make a trip to Artigas Mausoleum, examine the collection at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, and do a tasting at Bouza Bodega Boutique.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Montevideo vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Canelones, Balneario Kiyu, Parque Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Highlights from your plan
Establecimiento Juanico ©
Establecimiento Juanico
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum

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