5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay journey planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Drive to Cabo Polonio
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Cabo Polonio
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Punta del Diablo
— 1 night
Drive
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Chuy
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Montevideo
— 1 night
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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 28th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo Polonio itinerary planner.

Washington DC, USA to Cabo Polonio is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Cabo Polonio, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Historic Sites
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Punta del Diablo

— 1 night
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 29th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa and then kick back and relax at Playa Grande.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo day trip website.

Getting from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chuy.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Chuy

Hugging the very eastern fringe of Uruguay and wedged up against Brazil, the small town of Chuy represents one of Uruguay's final frontiers.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Chuy online trip maker.

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Chuy in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. You will leave for Montevideo on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Chuy

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Montevideo

— 1 night
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
On the 30th (Sat), get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and then make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo trip planner.

You can drive from Chuy to Montevideo in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chuy to Montevideo. In November, daytime highs in Montevideo are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods
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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.