31 days in Uruguay Itinerary

31 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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1
Montevideo
— 5 nights
2
Carmelo
— 3 nights
3
Colonia del Sacramento
— 4 nights
4
Minas
— 3 nights
5
Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
6
Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
7
Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
8
Rocha
— 4 nights
9
Punta del Este
— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ciudad Vieja and Pocitos. Escape the urban bustle at Orange Bike and Playa Pocitos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montevideo: Canelones (Establecimiento Juanico & Pizzorno Family Estates). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, learn about winemaking at Bouza Bodega Boutique, and explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo road trip planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Montevideo is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brussels to Montevideo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Brussels in August; daily highs in Montevideo reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Montevideo

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Canelones
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
Carmelo

Carmelo ©
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 outdoors at Playa Sere and Balneario Brisas. Get a sense of the local culture at Bodega Boutique El Legado and Calera de las huerfanas. Go for a jaunt from Carmelo to Nueva Palmira to see Playa de la Agraciada about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: tee off at Carmelo Golf, make a trip to Puente Giratorio, explore the striking landscape at Canteras del Cerro, and do a tasting at Bodega Zubizarreta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmelo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Carmelo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Carmelo

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Nueva Palmira
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Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Bodega Zubizarreta ©
Bodega Zubizarreta
Playa Sere ©
Playa Sere

4
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barrio Historico and Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Playa Santa Ana and Rio de la Plata. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Playa Fomento, stroll through Balneario Artilleros, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, and take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carmelo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

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Side Trip

Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

3
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Salto del Penitente and Cerro del Verdun. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas and Catedral De Minas. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita, don't miss a visit to Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina de Oro Arrospide, and stroll around Parque y Represa OSE.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Minas trip planner.

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

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Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro del Verdun ©
Cerro del Verdun

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 17th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Plaza 19 de Abril, thencontemplate the long history of Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, thenhike along Quebrada de los Cuervos, and finally appreciate the history behind Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Treinta Y Tres trip planner.

Drive from Minas to Treinta Y Tres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Treinta Y Tres are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Outdoors Wildlife Trails
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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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): kick back and relax at Playa Grande, kick back and relax at Playa de Los Pescadores, and then take in the views from Puente Colgante. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Viuda, stroll through Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, and then make a trip to Fuerte de San Miguel.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo vacation planner.

Getting from Treinta Y Tres to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 3.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Coronilla, Fuerte de San Miguel
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Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Puente Colgante ©
Puente Colgante

2
nights
Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio ©
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 20th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Calavera and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Cerro Buena Vista, look for all kinds of wild species at Bosque de Ombues, and then stroll through Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read our Cabo Polonio day trip website.

Traveling by car from Punta del Diablo to Cabo Polonio takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bosque de Ombues
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Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Cerro Buena Vista ©
Cerro Buena Vista

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 in touch with nature at Santa Teresa National Park and Laguna de Rocha. You'll get in some beach time at La Pedrera and Playa del Barco. Go for a jaunt from Rocha to Garzon to see Galeria Pueblo Garzon about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Punta Rubia, and snap pictures at Puente Circular.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rocha route planner.

Getting from Cabo Polonio to Rocha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo Polonio to Rocha. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Pedrera, Galeria Pueblo Garzon
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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera
Playa del Barco ©
Playa del Barco

5
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Punta Ballena and Playa Brava. Step out of the city life by going to Pan De Azucar and Playa de Jose Ignacio. Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena), Jose Ignacio (Laguna Jose Ignacio & Playa Mansa) and Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis). The adventure continues: get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, head off the coast to Isla Gorriti, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa el Emir.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rocha to Punta del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

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Side Trips

Maldonado, Jose Ignacio, Pan De Azucar, Playa Punta Colorada
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
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Playa Brava
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Playa Punta Colorada

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