8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Whitehorse
Fly:  31 h
1
Montevideo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Punta del Este
— 1 night
Fly:  33 h
End: Whitehorse

3
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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, take a stroll through Pocitos, and visit Ciudad Vieja.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo travel route app.

Whitehorse, Canada to Montevideo is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In January, Montevideo is much warmer than Whitehorse - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 26th (Sun), don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Porton de Campo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Mon), take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este vacation builder.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. When traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in January, plan for little chillier days in Punta del Este, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Maldonado
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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