8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay trip planner

Make it your trip
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Punta del Este
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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Montevideo
— 3 nights
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Punta del Este

— 3 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.
Punta del Este is known for beaches, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, stroll through Playa Solanas, and indulge your senses at The Wine Experience.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Punta del Este trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, things will get little chillier in Punta del Este: highs are around 28°C and lows about 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

Colonia del Sacramento

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then visit Barrio Historico, and finally stop by Almacen La Carlota.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Punta del Este in December: highs in Colonia del Sacramento hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Montevideo

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, and stop by Pocitos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Montevideo holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Montevideo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.