9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Punta del Este
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Montevideo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Foot + Shuttle + Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, then admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, then kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este attractions planner.

Washington DC, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Punta del Este is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Punta del Este hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trip

Maldonado
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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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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, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montevideo tour site .

Take a bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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nights
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 15th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, then don't miss a visit to Porton de Campo, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

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Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

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