35 days in Uruguay Itinerary

35 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Colonia del Sacramento
— 4 nights
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Fray Bentos
— 1 night
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Salto
— 4 nights
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Rivera
— 4 nights
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Minas
— 2 nights
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La Paloma
— 1 night
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Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
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Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este
— 5 nights
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Montevideo
— 8 nights

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Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bastion de San Miguel and Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento. Let the collections at Museo Portugues and La Casa del Virrey capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Carmelo (Bodega Boutique El Legado & Calera de las huerfanas), Munay Pampa (in Minuano) and Nueva Helvecia (Extrablatt & Molino Quemado). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo de San Gabriel, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip maker website.

New York City, USA to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Colonia del Sacramento reach 61°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fray Bentos.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Bastion de San Miguel ©
Bastion de San Miguel
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento

1
night
Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Solari, then examine the collection at Ex Frigorífico Anglo, and then kick back and relax at Balneario Las Canas.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fray Bentos trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Fray Bentos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salto.

Things to do in Fray Bentos

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Ex Frigorífico Anglo ©
Ex Frigorífico Anglo
Balneario Las Canas ©
Balneario Las Canas
Museo Solari ©
Museo Solari

4
nights
Salto

Salto ©
In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Plaza Constitucion and PescaDorados. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gruta del Padre Pio and Museo de Bellas Artes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salto: Paysandu (Monumento al General Jose Gervasio Artigas, Museo Historico 'Casa del Espiritu de Paysandu', &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catedral de San Juan, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Hombre y la Tecnologia, head outdoors with Hot Springs of Arapey, and cool off at Parque Termal Agua Clara.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Salto trip builder app.

You can drive from Fray Bentos to Salto in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Salto sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rivera.

Things to do in Salto

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Gruta del Padre Pio ©
Gruta del Padre Pio
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen ©
Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Museo del Hombre y la Tecnologia ©
Museo del Hombre y la Tecnologia

4
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Rivera

Rivera ©
The capital of the department of the same name, Rivera stands on the border with Brazil, with the city of Santana do Livramento only a street away.
Step out of the city life by going to Gruta de los Helechos and Parque Gran Bretana. For shopping fun, head to Sineriz Shopping or Melancía Rivera Mall & Free Shops. Get out of town with these interesting Rivera side-trips: Tacuarembo (Saint Fructuosus Cathedral & Museo del Indio y del Gaucho Washington Escobar). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, get great views at Escaleras del Cerro Marconi, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Internacional, and head outdoors with Subida de Pena.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rivera itinerary maker.

Drive from Salto to Rivera in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Rivera can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Minas.

Things to do in Rivera

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Sineriz Shopping ©
Sineriz Shopping
Gruta de los Helechos ©
Gruta de los Helechos

2
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Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
On the 12th (Sun), go deep underground at Mina de Oro Arrospide, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Artigas, then stroll around Parque Salto del Penitente, and finally admire the engineering at Represa Arq. Stewart Vargas. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Salus' Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Monastery, and then get outside with Valle del Hilo de la Vida.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Minas day trip planner.

Getting from Rivera to Minas by combination of bus and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July in Minas, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to La Paloma.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Artigas ©
Cerro Artigas
Salus' Park ©
Salus' Park

1
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La Paloma

La Paloma ©
A small coastal city set on the edge of an attractive bay, La Paloma has a population of only around 3,500.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): kick back and relax at La Pedrera, kick back and relax at Balneario Punta Rubia, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Cabo Santa Maria.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our La Paloma attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Minas to La Paloma takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in La Paloma

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera
Faro Cabo Santa Maria ©
Faro Cabo Santa Maria

2
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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 15th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bosque de Ombues, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, and then identify plant and animal life at Monte de Ombúes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Calavera, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo Polonio online trip builder.

You can drive from La Paloma to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Paloma to Cabo Polonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Teresa National Park. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Rivero, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Viuda, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Punta del Diablo.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Punta del Diablo trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda

5
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Punta del Este

Punta del Este ©

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.
Let the collections at Museo Del Mar and Ralli Museum Punta del Este capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia Candelaria and Iglesia de Piria. Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada & Playa Hermosa), Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar) and Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich, take in the exciting artwork at Guerra Galeria de Arte, make a trip to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, and take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

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You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Punta del Este in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Arboretum Lussich ©
Arboretum Lussich
Museo Del Mar ©
Museo Del Mar
Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like 1972 Museum and Iglesia de las Carmelitas. Escape the urban bustle at Orange Bike and El Rosedal. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montevideo: Canelones (Establecimiento Juanico & Pizzorno Family Estates). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, do a tasting at Bouza Bodega Boutique, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Gobierno, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento a La Diligencia.

Before you visit Montevideo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Montevideo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum
Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas

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