21 days in Uruguay Itinerary

21 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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1
Montevideo
— 5 nights
2
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
3
Rocha
— 4 nights
4
Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
5
Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
6
Minas
— 2 nights
7
Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights

5
nights
Montevideo

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get in touch with nature at Playa Pocitos and Las Toscas Balneario. Get some cultural insight at Pocitos and Pizzorno Family Estates. Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Playa Costa Azul Canelones (in Costa Azul) and Cuchilla alta (in Canelones). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, kick back and relax at Playa La Mulata, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo travel route builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport and Laguna de Los Patos International Airport. In February, daytime highs in Montevideo are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Canelones, Playa Costa Azul Canelones
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
Punta del Este

Punta del Este ©
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 Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Ralli Museum Punta del Este. Visiting Playa Mansa and Playa Brava will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio), Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, try to win big at Conrad Casino, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and examine the collection at Museo del Mar.

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You can drive from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa de Jose Ignacio, Pan De Azucar
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar

4
nights
Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Santa Teresa and Bodega Garzon. Get in touch with nature at Santa Teresa National Park and Playa de Punta del Diablo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocha: La Pedrera (in La Pedrera) and Grutas de Salamanca (in Aigua). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rocha trip maker tool.

Drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Rocha are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Pedrera, Beaches at Cabo Polonio, Grutas de Salamanca, Bodega Garzon
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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera

2
nights
Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the views from Puente Colgante, stroll through Playa de la Viuda, thenkick back and relax at Playa Grande, and finally enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa del Rivero, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Los Pescadores, and then look for gifts at Paseo de los Artesanos.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rocha to Punta del Diablo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rocha to Punta del Diablo. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Puente Colgante, Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
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Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Playa del Rivero ©
Playa del Rivero

1
night
Treinta Y Tres

Treinta Y Tres ©
Treinta y Tres is the capital city of the Treinta y Tres Department in eastern Uruguay.LocationThe city is located on Route 8, on the north banks of Olimar Grande River. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, appreciate the history behind Plaza 19 de Abril, thenhike along Quebrada de los Cuervos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres.

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Getting from Punta del Diablo to Treinta Y Tres by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta del Diablo to Treinta Y Tres is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °F in February, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Minas.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Quebrada de los Cuervos ©
Quebrada de los Cuervos
Plaza 19 de Abril ©
Plaza 19 de Abril
Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres ©
Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres

2
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita, see the interesting displays at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, thenstroll around Parque Salto del Penitente, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Minas. Keep things going the next day: walk around Salus' Park, don't miss a visit to Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, thengo deep underground at Mina de Oro Arrospide, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cerro Artigas.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Minas route planner.

Drive from Treinta Y Tres to Minas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Minas sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

3
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Get a sense of the local culture at Barrio Historico and Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse. Step out of Colonia del Sacramento to go to Carmelo and see Bodega Boutique El Legado, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, and make a trip to Porton de Campo.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento online day trip planner.

You can drive from Minas to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Bodega Boutique El Legado
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

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