13 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

13 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

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1
Montevideo
— 9 nights
2
Punta del Este
— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Montevideo: Canelones (Pizzorno Family Estates, Vinicola Familia Deicas, &more), Playa Santa Ana (in Playa Santa Ana) and El Aguila (in Atlantida). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, stop by Ciudad Vieja, stroll around Parque Rodo, and go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo road trip app.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport and Laguna de Los Patos International Airport. December in Montevideo sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Canelones, Playa Santa Ana, El Aguila
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, thentake in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, thenexamine the collection at Museo del Mar, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este online trip maker.

You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in December, you will find days in Punta del Este are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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