13 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

13 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

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13 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
1
Montevideo
— 9 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
End: Montevideo

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Santa Ana (in Playa Santa Ana), Canelones (Pizzorno Family Estates, Vinicola Familia Deicas, & more) and El Aguila (in Atlantida). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Pocitos, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo tour planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, 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 December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Canelones, El Aguila, Playa Santa Ana
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
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 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este.

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Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Montevideo in December: highs in Punta del Este hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
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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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