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

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

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Chapicuy
— 4 nights
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Paysandu
— 6 nights
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Fray Bentos
— 3 nights
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Dolores
— 2 nights
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Chapicuy

— 4 nights
Chapicuy is known for outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Meseta de Artigas.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chapicuy day trip tool.

Montevideo to Chapicuy is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Montevideo in October: highs in Chapicuy hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 15°C. You will leave for Paysandu on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Chapicuy

Outdoors
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Paysandu

— 6 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Monumento a Perpetuidad and Mausoleo del General Leandro Gomez. When in Paysandu, make a side trip to see Termas de Almiron in Guichon, approximately Guichon away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Camino de Leandro Gomez, get outside with Plaza Constitucion, steep yourself in history at Teatro Florencio Sanchez, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al General Jose Gervasio Artigas.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Paysandu day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Chapicuy to Paysandu takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Chapicuy in November, you will find days in Paysandu are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fray Bentos.

Things to do in Paysandu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rambla de Mercedes and Museo Solari. Get out of town with these interesting Fray Bentos side-trips: Mercedes (Espacio Memoria, Represa de Palmar, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Fray Bentos Rambla, see the interesting displays at Ex Frigorífico Anglo, kick back and relax at Balneario Las Canas, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Constitucion.

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Traveling by car from Paysandu to Fray Bentos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Fray Bentos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dolores.

Things to do in Fray Bentos

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Dolores

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Balneario Concordia, then stroll through Arbol Timbo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mercedes.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dolores sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Fray Bentos to Dolores in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Dolores are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dolores

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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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Rio Negro Department travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Piers & Boardwalks

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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