60 days in Uruguay Itinerary

60 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Tacuarembo
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Treinta Y Tres
— 2 nights
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Minas
— 4 nights
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Rocha
— 6 nights
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Punta del Este
— 8 nights
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Montevideo
— 15 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 8 nights
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Carmelo
— 4 nights
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Trinidad
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Paysandu
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Tacuarembo

— 2 nights
Established by presidential decree in 1831, Tacuarembo grew over time into the capital of its eponymous department, largely because of its agricultural industry fed by the Tacuarembo river that flows through the northern part of town.
Go for a jaunt from Tacuarembo to Rivera to see Valle del Lunarejo about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Pozo Hondo, relax and rejuvenate at Balneario Ipora, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes Visuales de Tacuarembo (MUART), and see the interesting displays at Museu FordT City.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tacuarembo trip itinerary builder tool.

Rivera to Tacuarembo is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Rivera to Tacuarembo is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Rivera, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tacuarembo, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Nature · Parks · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Treinta Y Tres

— 2 nights
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. On the 4th (Fri), get outside with Aventura Nativa and then pause for some photo ops at Plaza 19 de Abril. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, trek along Quebrada de los Cuervos, and then appreciate the history behind Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres.

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Getting from Tacuarembo to Treinta Y Tres by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tacuarembo to Treinta Y Tres is 1 hour. Traveling from Tacuarembo in September, expect nights in Treinta Y Tres to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Minas.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails

Minas

— 4 nights
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Step out of Minas to go to Garzon and see Bodega Garzon, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Arequita, don't miss a visit to Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, examine the collection at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, and stroll around Parque y Represa OSE.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Minas day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Treinta Y Tres to Minas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Minas can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Rocha

— 6 nights
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rocha: Cerro Buena Vista (in Cabo Polonio) and La Pedrera (in La Pedrera). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Barco, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Punta Rubia, and snap pictures at Puente Circular.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rocha road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Minas to Rocha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Rocha can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Punta del Este

— 8 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena), Piriapolis (Barcos del Este & Aerosillas de Piriápolis) and Balneario Solis (in Maldonado). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, try to win big at Conrad Casino, and kick back and relax at Playa Mansa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Punta del Este day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rocha to Punta del Este in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Montevideo

— 15 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Las Piedras Shopping (in Las Piedras), Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and Ruta Panoramica Carlos Paes Villaro (in Maldonado). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Montevideo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Montevideo are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Colonia del Sacramento

— 8 nights
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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

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You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Carmelo

— 4 nights
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: Mercedes (Represa de Palmar, Rambla de Mercedes, &more), Ex Frigorífico Anglo (in Fray Bentos) and Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Boutique El Legado, view the masterpieces at Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro, tee off at Carmelo Golf, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla y Museo del Carmen.

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Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Carmelo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Trinidad

— 2 nights
Trinidad is the capital city of Flores in southern Uruguay.LocationThe city is located on the intersection of Route 3 with Route 14.GeographyThe stream Arroyo Sarandí, flows west of the city, while the stream Arroyo Porongos flows east of the city, both tributaries of the river Río Yí.Trinidad occupies an area of on an altitude of above sea level.HistoryInitially it was called "Porongos". On the 21st (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque natural de flora y fauna Dr. Talice. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Grutas del Palacio, then stroll around Parque Centenario, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo TaliceReserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo Talice.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Trinidad route planner.

You can drive from Carmelo to Trinidad in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Paysandu.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Paysandu

— 3 nights
Situated on the banks of the Uruguay River, the city of Paysandu nestles up close to the border with Argentina, and, with a population of over 76,000, represents the country's fourth-largest city.
Paysandu is known for historic sites, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Monumento a Perpetuidad, examine the collection at Museo Historico 'Casa del Espiritu de Paysandu', make a trip to Cementerio de Paysandu, and get outside with Plaza Constitucion.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paysandu sightseeing site.

You can take a bus from Trinidad to Paysandu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Paysandu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salto.

Things to do in Paysandu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Salto

— 5 nights
In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Salto to Chapicuy to see Meseta de Artigas about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Visitas Guiadas, head outdoors with Cantera El Terrible, get in on the family fun at Acuamania, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta del Padre Pio.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Salto road trip planning site.

Getting from Paysandu to Salto by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Salto are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Salto

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.