10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Cabo Polonio
— 1 day
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Rocha
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Punta Ballena
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
day
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 10th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, look for all kinds of wild species at Bosque de Ombues, and then explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cabo Polonio visit site .

Newark, USA to Cabo Polonio is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Newark to Cabo Polonio due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valizas
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Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Viuda, then pause for some photo ops at Artigas Monument, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Los Pescadores. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Rivero, snap pictures at Puente Colgante, and then kick back and relax at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Diablo route planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

La Coronilla
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Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Playa del Rivero ©
Playa del Rivero

3
nights
Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Grande and Playa Los Botes. You'll get in some beach time at Las Achiras Beach and La Pedrera. Step out of Rocha with an excursion to Faro Cabo Santa Maria in La Paloma--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, don't miss a visit to Luna llena en el anden, and stroll through Playa de Punta del Diablo.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rocha road trip planning website .

Getting from Punta del Diablo to Rocha by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta del Diablo to Rocha. In February, daytime highs in Rocha are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Punta Ballena.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

La Paloma, La Pedrera
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Playa Los Botes ©
Playa Los Botes
Playa Grande ©
Playa Grande
Las Achiras Beach ©
Las Achiras Beach

2
nights
Punta Ballena

Punta Ballena ©
Punta Ballena, a resort town on a small peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean, offers 12 km (7.5 mi) of beaches and an array of resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Jose Ignacio. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Ballena, stroll through Playa Pinares, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stroll through Playa el Emir.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punta Ballena road trip planning site .

Drive from Rocha to Punta Ballena in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Punta Ballena can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Ballena

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Jose Ignacio
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Playa Punta Ballena ©
Playa Punta Ballena
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa Pinares ©
Playa Pinares

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