15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

15 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay route planner

Make it your trip
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Montevideo
— 4 nights
Drive
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Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Maldonado
— 6 nights
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Montevideo

— 4 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Attractions like Plaza Independencia and Ciudad Vieja make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Palacio Taranco. Change things up with a short trip to Puerta de la Ciudadela in Colonia del Sacramento (about 2h 45 min away). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Pocitos, make a trip to Artigas Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, and hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo route builder.

Curitiba, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Montevideo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

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Punta del Diablo

— 2 nights
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Faro Sandra Monumento A Artigas, kick back and relax at Playa de Los Pescadores, and then stroll through Playa de Punta del Diablo. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa del Rivero and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Viuda.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Punta del Diablo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo to Punta del Diablo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Cabo Polonio

— 2 nights
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
On the 17th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pedrera and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cabo Polonio planning app.

Drive from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Maldonado

— 6 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Vista Punta Del Este and Puente Leonel Viera. Attractions like Playa de Jose Ignacio and Ralli Museum Punta del Este make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Maldonado: Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Cerro San Antonio, &more). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Solanas, admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and make a trip to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Maldonado travel planner.

Getting from Cabo Polonio to Maldonado by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cabo Polonio to Maldonado, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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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.