31 days in Uruguay Itinerary

31 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay route planner

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Montevideo
— 5 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 nights
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Carmelo
— 3 nights
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Paysandu
— 2 nights
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Salto
— 4 nights
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Tacuarembo
— 2 nights
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Minas
— 3 nights
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones (about 44 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo road trip app.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in October; daily highs in Montevideo reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:

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: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, take in the waterfront at Muelle del Puerto de Yates, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, and enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

Plan trip to Colonia del Sacramento with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Carmelo

— 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa de la Agraciada in Nueva Palmira (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Boutique El Legado, delve into the distant past at Calera de las huerfanas, and tee off at Carmelo Golf.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Carmelo tour builder.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Carmelo are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Paysandu.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries · Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Paysandu

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): make a trip to Cementerio de Paysandu and then appreciate the history behind Monumento a Perpetuidad. On the next day, make a trip to Camino de Leandro Gomez and then don't miss a visit to Meseta de Artigas.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paysandu holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carmelo to Paysandu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Paysandu are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Salto.
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

Salto

— 4 nights
In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
Go for a jaunt from Salto to Chapicuy to see Meseta de Artigas about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Visitas Guiadas, head outdoors with Cantera El Terrible, laugh and play at Parque Termal Agua Clara, and find something for the whole family at Acuamania.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salto itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Paysandu to Salto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. October in Salto sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tacuarembo.

Things to do in Salto

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Tacuarembo

— 2 nights
Established by presidential decree in 1831, Tacuarembo grew over time into the capital of its eponymous department, largely because of its agricultural industry fed by the Tacuarembo river that flows through the northern part of town.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Pozo Hondo and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Indio y del Gaucho Washington Escobar. On the next day, soothe aching muscles at Balneario Ipora and then examine the collection at Museu FordT City.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tacuarembo online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salto to Tacuarembo in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Salto in October: highs in Tacuarembo hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Museums · Spas · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Minas

— 3 nights
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Minas is known for parks, nature, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita, examine the collection at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, head outdoors with Cerro del Verdun, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Libertad.

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Drive from Tacuarembo to Minas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Barcos del Este). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, savor the flavors at The Wine Experience, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip planner.

You can drive from Minas to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 31:

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.