14 days in Soriano Department, Rio Negro Department & Paysandu Department Itinerary

14 days in Soriano Department, Rio Negro Department & Paysandu Department Itinerary

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Dolores
— 2 nights
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Fray Bentos
— 3 nights
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Paysandu
— 4 nights
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Chapicuy
— 1 night
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Guichon
— 3 nights
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Dolores

— 2 nights
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Balneario Concordia and Arbol Timbo. Step out of Dolores with an excursion to Catedral de Mercedes in Mercedes--about 3h 15 min away.

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Montevideo to Dolores is an approximately 4-hour car ride. When traveling from Montevideo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dolores: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll set off for Fray Bentos on the 3rd (Tue).

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Fray Bentos

— 3 nights
The capital of Rio Negro Department, Fray Bentos sits on the banks of the Uruguay River as one of the region's most important port towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Rambla de Mercedes and Espacio Memoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fray Bentos: Mercedes (Represa de Palmar & Castillo de Maua). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museo Solari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Las Canas, don't miss a visit to Plaza Constitucion, and take in the waterfront at Fray Bentos Rambla.

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Drive from Dolores to Fray Bentos in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Paysandu.

Things to do in Fray Bentos

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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Paysandu

— 4 nights
Situated on the banks of the Uruguay River, the city of Paysandu nestles up close to the border with Argentina, and, with a population of over 76,000, represents the country's fourth-largest city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Monumento a Perpetuidad and Camino de Leandro Gomez. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Teatro Florencio Sanchez, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico 'Casa del Espiritu de Paysandu', buy something for everyone on your list at Paysandu Shopping Terminal, and appreciate the history behind Mausoleo del General Leandro Gomez.

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Traveling by car from Fray Bentos to Paysandu takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Chapicuy.

Things to do in Paysandu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Chapicuy

— 1 night
On the 11th (Wed), get outside with Meseta de Artigas.

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Drive from Paysandu to Chapicuy in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Guichon.

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Guichon

— 3 nights
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Termas de Almiron and Montes Del Queguay.

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Traveling by car from Chapicuy to Guichon takes 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chapicuy in November: highs in Guichon hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 17°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Soriano Department travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · Outdoor Activities
Soriano is a department of Uruguay. Its capital is Mercedes. It is located on the west of the country, south of Río Negro Department, north of Colonia Department and west of Flores Department. Its western border is the Río Uruguay, separating it from Argentina.HistoryIn 1624, a Franciscan Mission established a reduction for the indigenous tribes of the area named Santo Domingo Soriano. In spite of interruptions in its existence, it is considered the earliest populated centre of the actual Uruguay. Eventually, in its place Villa Soriano was founded.The first division of Uruguay in departments happened on 27 January 1816. At the time, eight departments were formed, with Soriano being one of them. When the first constitution was signed in 1830, Soriano Department was one of the nine original departments of the Republic.Population and DemographicsAs of the census of 2011, Soriano Department had a population of 82,592 and 32,075 households.Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010: Population growth rate: 0.558%Birth rate: 16.60 births/1,000 peopleDeath rate: 9.41 deaths/1,000 peopleAverage age: 31.7 Life expectancy at birth:Total population: 76.32 yearsMale: 73.47 yearsFemale: 79.26 yearsUrban per capita income: 9,648 pesos/month2010 Data Source:

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Rio Negro Department travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks

Paysandu Department travel guide

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Landmarks · Churches · Fun & Games
Paysandú Department is a department of the northwestern region of Uruguay. It has an area of 13922km2 and a population of 113,124. Its capital is the city of Paysandú. It borders Salto Department to its north, Tacuarembó Department to its east, Río Negro Department to its south and has the Río Uruguay flowing at its west, separating it from Argentina.The origin of its name is debated but is likely to be of charrua origin.HistoryThe first division of the Republic in six departments happened on 27 January 1816. Two more departments were formed later in that year. At that time, Paysandú Department included all the territory north of the Río Negro, which included the actual departments of Artigas, Rivera, Tacuarembó, Salto, Paysandú and Río Negro. On 17 June 1837 a new division of Uruguay was made and this territory was divided in three parts. In the new division, Paysandú Department included also the actual department of Río Negro, until it was split from it in 1868.Population and demographicsAs of the census of 2011, Paysandú Department had a population of 113,124 and 42,849 households.Demographic data for Florida Department in 2010: Population growth rate: 0.250% Birth Rate: 16.84 births/1,000 people Death Rate: 8.34 deaths/1,000 people Average age: 30.8 Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 77.03 years Male: 73.78 years Female: 80.67 years Urban per capita income: 9,457 pesos/month2010 Data Source:

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