15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Drive to La Paloma
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La Paloma
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punta del Este
— 4 nights
Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Montevideo
— 5 nights
Fly

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La Paloma

— 2 nights
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
On the 18th (Mon), relax and rejuvenate at Balneario La Paloma, then get engrossed in the history at Museo De La Paloma, then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Cabo Santa Maria, and finally stroll through Playa Los Botes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosque de Ombues, visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Pedrera.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our La Paloma trip itinerary site.

Zurich, Switzerland to La Paloma is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in October, with highs in La Paloma at 20°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Punta del Este

— 4 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Wine Experience and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Del Mar and Cerro San Antonio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Rambla de Piriapolis (in Piriapolis), Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, don't miss a visit to La Vista Punta Del Este, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Solanas, and take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Punta del Este tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from La Paloma to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 23:

Colonia del Sacramento

— 3 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Boutique El Legado and Muelle del Puerto de Yates. Get some historical perspective at Barrio Historico and Iglesia Matriz. When in Colonia del Sacramento, make a side trip to see Bodega Familia Irurtia in Carmelo, approximately Carmelo away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros, visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento vacation builder site.

Getting from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In October in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:

Montevideo

— 5 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pizzorno Family Estates and Bouza Bodega Boutique. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Wine Experience and Ciudad Vieja. Step out of Montevideo to go to Canelones and see Establecimiento Juanico, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy some music at Castillo Pittamiglio, take a stroll through Pocitos, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

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Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 31:

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.