8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
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Montevideo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Punta del Este
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rocha
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Punta del Diablo
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Montevideo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): wander the streets of Avenida 18 de Julio, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Iglesia de las Carmelitas, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Montevideo Shopping.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo visit planning tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport and Laguna de Los Patos International Airport. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum

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Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antik Objetos con Alma, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Mayor, visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally stop by Almacen La Carlota.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Antik Objetos con Alma
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera and then kick back and relax at Playa de Jose Ignacio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, stop by Canoa Quebrada Butik, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Candelaria, then examine the collection at Museo del Mar, and finally explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Punta del Este day trip site .

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar

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Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Punta del Diablo and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocha online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Rocha are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Playa de Punta del Diablo ©
Playa de Punta del Diablo

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, then stroll through Beaches at Cabo Polonio, and then hunt for treasures at Paseo de los Artesanos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Pescaderia Punta del Diablo and then kick back and relax at Playa de Los Pescadores.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Punta del Diablo online holiday maker .

Traveling by bus from Rocha to Punta del Diablo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Cabo Polonio
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Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio

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