8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Montevideo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Detroit

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Sun), wander the streets of Pocitos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pocitos, then get a sense of history and politics at Estevez Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ramirez Beach, take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral Matriz.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip builder site .

Detroit, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Montevideo is 2 hours. Traveling from Detroit in November, things will get much hotter in Montevideo: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

1
night
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 20th (Tue), explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, then stop by Almacen La Carlota, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

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Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Mansa and Playa Punta Ballena. Get in touch with nature at Arboretum Lussich and Playa Mansa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Parque Salto del Penitente (in Minas). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo - Taller de Casapueblo and kick back and relax at Playa Brava.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este online tour planner .

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Colonia del Sacramento, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Punta del Este, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Jose Ignacio, Playa Punta Ballena, Parque Salto del Penitente
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava

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