17 days in Uruguay Itinerary

17 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay vacation planner

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Montevideo
— 5 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Minas
— 1 night
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Punta del Este
— 6 nights
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes and Palacio Taranco. Get a sense of the local culture at Pocitos and Ciudad Vieja. Go for a jaunt from Montevideo to Canelones to see Pizzorno Family Estates about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, sample some tasty brews at The Wine Experience, and don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo online road trip planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Montevideo is an approximately 32.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT), which is usually a -8.5 hour difference. When traveling from Ahmedabad in March, plan for colder days in Montevideo, with highs around 28°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

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Colonia del Sacramento

— 3 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Barrio Historico and Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos. Visiting Playa Santa Ana and Rio de la Plata will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Bodega Boutique El Legado in Carmelo (about 1h 15 min away). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, browse for treasures at Antik Objetos con Alma, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento travel route app.

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Minas

— 1 night
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Minas, then stroll around Parque Salto del Penitente, then go deep underground at Mina de Oro Arrospide, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cerro Arequita.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Minas trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Minas sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 8:

Punta del Este

— 6 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Mansa and Playa Punta Ballena. Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo Del Mar will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis) and Jose Ignacio (Playa de Jose Ignacio & Playa Mansa). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, indulge your senses at The Wine Experience, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pinares, and kick back and relax at Playa Solanas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este planning tool.

Drive from Minas to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.