36 days in Uruguay Itinerary

36 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Montevideo
— 6 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 nights
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Carmelo
— 3 nights
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
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Minas
— 3 nights
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Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
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Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
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Rocha
— 4 nights
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Punta del Este
— 6 nights

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Canelones (Pizzorno Family Estates & Varela Zarranz Winery). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, take a stroll through Pocitos, and stop by Ciudad Vieja.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo road trip app.

Sydney, Australia to Montevideo is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Sydney to Montevideo. Expect little chillier evenings in Montevideo when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wineries

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Neighborhood
Pocitos
4.5

5
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Barrio Historico, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros.

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

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Must see
Barrio Historico
4.8
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History Museum
Museo Portugues
4.1

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 out of town with these interesting Carmelo side-trips: Balneario Concordia (in Dolores) and Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodega Boutique El Legado, take in the exciting artwork at Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro, make a trip to Balneario Zagarzazu, and explore the ancient world of Calera de las huerfanas.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Carmelo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Carmelo, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Winery / Vineyard
Bodega Zubizarreta
4.8

2
nights
Trinidad

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is the capital city of Flores in southern Uruguay.LocationThe city is located on the intersection of Route 3 with Route 14.GeographyThe stream Arroyo Sarandí, flows west of the city, while the stream Arroyo Porongos flows east of the city, both tributaries of the river Río Yí.Trinidad occupies an area of on an altitude of above sea level.HistoryInitially it was called "Porongos". Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Grutas del Palacio, walk around Parque Centenario, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo TaliceReserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo Talice. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque natural de flora y fauna Dr. Talice.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Carmelo to Trinidad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Carmelo in April since evenings lows in Trinidad dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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3
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Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Minas is known for parks, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cerro Arequita, look for gifts at Alfajores Artesanales Villa Serrana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral De Minas, and head outdoors with Cerro del Verdun.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Minas day trip planning tool.

Getting from Trinidad to Minas by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Geologic Formation
Cerro Arequita
4.3

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.
On the 7th (Tue), get outside with Cerro Buena Vista, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and then stroll through Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cabo Polonio trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Minas to Cabo Polonio by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Minas to Cabo Polonio, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Nature
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Outdoor Activity
Cerro Buena Vista
4.9

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Rivero, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Los Pescadores, and then take in the views from Puente Colgante. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Viuda, then kick back and relax at Playa Grande, and then hunt for treasures at Pescaderia Punta del Diablo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Diablo trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

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4
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Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha, kick back and relax at Balneario Punta Rubia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Achiras Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rocha trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Punta del Diablo to Rocha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta del Diablo to Rocha is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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Historic Site
Fortress of Santa Teresa
4.8
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Water Body
Laguna de Rocha
4.6

6
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada & Cerro San Antonio) and Punta Ballena (Playa Punta Ballena & Playa Solanas). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, step off the mainland to explore Isla Gorriti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, and get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rocha to Punta del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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