30 days in Uruguay Itinerary

30 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Montevideo
— 5 nights
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Punta del Este
— 6 nights
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Rocha
— 4 nights
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Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
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Minas
— 4 nights
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Carmelo
— 4 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 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.
Step out of Montevideo to go to Canelones and see Pizzorno Family Estates, which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Pocitos, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo itinerary planning site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Montevideo. In November, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

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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.
Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Piriapolis (Barcos del Este & Cerro San Antonio) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, and step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 12:

Rocha

— 4 nights
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Go for a jaunt from Rocha to Cabo Polonio to see Cerro Buena Vista about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, and steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rocha sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Rocha, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Treinta Y Tres

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Plaza 19 de Abril and then hike along Quebrada de los Cuervos.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Treinta Y Tres day trip planning website.

Getting from Rocha to Treinta Y Tres by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Rocha in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Treinta Y Tres: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Parks · Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Minas

— 4 nights
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
When in Minas, make a side trip to see Bodega Garzon in Garzon, approximately Garzon away. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque Salto del Penitente, don't miss a visit to Plaza Libertad, see the interesting displays at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Minas.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Minas attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Treinta Y Tres to Minas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Treinta Y Tres in November since evenings lows in Minas dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Carmelo.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trip

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Carmelo

— 4 nights
Founded in 1816 by Uruguayan national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas, Carmelo houses a population of under 20,000, though plenty more come here to enjoy holidays on the banks of the Arroyo de las Vacas River.
Get out of town with these interesting Carmelo side-trips: Mercedes (Represa de Palmar & Rambla de Mercedes). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodega Boutique El Legado, play a few rounds at Carmelo Golf, kick back and relax at Playa Sere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla y Museo del Carmen.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmelo travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Minas to Carmelo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Colonia del Sacramento

— 5 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia del Sacramento is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Historico, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues.

To find out how to plan a trip to Colonia del Sacramento, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Carmelo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

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.