31 days in Uruguay Itinerary

31 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Montevideo
— 9 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 nights
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Carmelo
— 2 nights
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Fray Bentos
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este
— 5 nights
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La Paloma
— 1 night
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Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
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Punta del Diablo
— 3 nights
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Montevideo

— 9 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Wine Experience and El Prado. Take a break from Montevideo with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda.

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Manchester, UK to Montevideo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Montevideo is minus 3 hours. In March, Montevideo is much warmer than Manchester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 1 — 10:

Colonia del Sacramento

— 5 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Galeria de los Suspiros and Muelle del Puerto de Yates. And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, make a trip to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:

Carmelo

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): play a few rounds at Carmelo Golf, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Campo Tinto, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Boutique El Legado, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Bodega Familia Irurtia, then steep yourself in history at Casa Evans, then do a tasting at Bodega Zubizarreta, and finally explore the ancient world of Calera de las huerfanas.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Carmelo attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fray Bentos.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Fray Bentos

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Thu), kick back and relax at Balneario Las Canas, see the interesting displays at Museo Solari, and then see the interesting displays at Ex Frigorífico Anglo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Espacio Memoria, go for a walk through Rambla de Mercedes, and then take a leisurely stroll along Fray Bentos Rambla.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fray Bentos trip planner.

Getting from Carmelo to Fray Bentos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Carmelo in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Fray Bentos. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Fray Bentos

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Punta del Este

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ralli Museum Punta del Este and Puente Leonel Viera. Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio), Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Cerro San Antonio, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, make a trip to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, step off the mainland to explore Isla Gorriti, and take a leisurely stroll along Rambla General Jose Artigas.

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Traveling by car from Fray Bentos to Punta del Este takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Fray Bentos in March, you will find days in Punta del Este are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to La Paloma.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:

La Paloma

— 1 night
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
On the 25th (Thu), soothe aching muscles at Balneario La Paloma, kick back and relax at La Pedrera, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes, and finally enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the La Paloma online route planner.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to La Paloma takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in La Paloma

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, then kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, and then stroll through Monte de Ombúes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Cerro Buena Vista, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Calavera, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

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Getting from La Paloma to Cabo Polonio by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:

Punta del Diablo

— 3 nights
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fortress of Santa Teresa and Playa de Los Pescadores. Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa de la Viuda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Punta del Diablo, and pause for some photo ops at Faro Sandra Monumento A Artigas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Diablo travel planner.

You can drive from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 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.