9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Lexington
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Canelones
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Montevideo
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
3
Punta del Este
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Punta del Diablo
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Lexington

2
nights
Canelones

Canelones ©
A holiday in Canelones allows for the exploration of the west bank of the river Arroyo Canelon Chico.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Canelones, take in the exciting artwork at Espacio Cultural, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Kiyu. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Pizzorno Family Estates, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Susana Soca, then learn about winemaking at Los Nadies, and finally browse for treasures at Remates Gonzalez.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Canelones itinerary planning website .

Lexington, USA to Canelones is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lexington to Canelones due to the time zone difference. In May, Canelones is slightly colder than Lexington - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Canelones

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Balneario Kiyu, Remates Gonzalez, Espacio Cultural
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Capilla Susana Soca ©
Capilla Susana Soca
Espacio Cultural ©
Espacio Cultural
Remates Gonzalez ©
Remates Gonzalez

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, then grab your bike and head to Orange Bike, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and finally explore the historical opulence of Pittamiglio"s Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo road trip planning site .

Drive from Canelones to Montevideo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Montevideo sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Orange Bike ©
Orange Bike
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Palacio Taranco ©
Palacio Taranco

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Montoya, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Candelaria, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Montevideo in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Punta del Este, with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa Montoya
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Playa Montoya ©
Playa Montoya
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Iglesia Candelaria ©
Iglesia Candelaria

1
night
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 5th (Sun), stroll through Playa de la Viuda, kick back and relax at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Diablo road trip planner .

Getting from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Fortress of Santa Teresa, Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla
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Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa

2
nights
Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, identify plant and animal life at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, then enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cabo Polonio trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

La Paloma, Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
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Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Faro Cabo Santa Maria ©
Faro Cabo Santa Maria
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas

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