53 days in Uruguay Itinerary

53 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay trip planner

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Colonia del Sacramento
— 8 nights
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Paysandu
— 4 nights
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Salto
— 5 nights
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
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Minas
— 4 nights
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Treinta Y Tres
— 2 nights
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Rocha
— 6 nights
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Punta del Este
— 7 nights
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Montevideo
— 14 nights

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Colonia del Sacramento

— 8 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Attractions like Barrio Historico and Puerta de la Ciudadela make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Colonia del Sacramento: Munay Pampa (in Minuano), Carmelo (Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro, Carmelo Golf, &more) and Casa Evans (in Conchillas). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, take in the waterfront at Muelle del Puerto de Yates, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Artilleros, and kick back and relax at Playa Fomento.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento online journey planner.

Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In November in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Paysandu.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Nov 9 — 17:

Paysandu

— 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Ex Frigorífico Anglo and Balneario Las Canas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paysandu: Termas de Almiron (in Guichon) and Mercedes (Espacio Memoria, Rambla de Mercedes, &more). And it doesn't end there: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Perpetuidad, don't miss a visit to Meseta de Artigas, and admire the striking features of Casa de Cultura.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paysandu journey maker.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Paysandu in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Salto.

Things to do in Paysandu

Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Salto

— 5 nights
In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
Attractions like Best Dorado Fishing and Visitas Guiadas make great kid-friendly stops. When in Salto, make a side trip to see Meseta de Artigas in Chapicuy, approximately Chapicuy away. There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Acuamania, cool off at Parque Termal Agua Clara, head outdoors with Hot Springs of Arapey, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta del Padre Pio.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salto trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Paysandu to Salto in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Salto

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 26:

Trinidad

— 2 nights
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". Parque natural de flora y fauna Dr. Talice has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Parque natural de flora y fauna Dr. Talice. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Grutas del Palacio, make a trip to Plaza Constitucion, and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo TaliceReserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo Talice.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Trinidad online route planner.

Drive from Salto to Trinidad in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Trinidad can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Minas

— 4 nights
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Step out of Minas to go to Villa Serrana and see Represa Arq. Stewart Vargas, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Salto del Penitente, make a trip to Plaza Libertad, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Minas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Minas vacation builder site.

Drive from Trinidad to Minas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Trinidad in November, plan for slightly colder days in Minas, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

Treinta Y Tres

— 2 nights
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. On the 3rd (Thu), appreciate the history behind Plaza 19 de Abril, steep yourself in history at Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, then trek along Quebrada de los Cuervos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Treinta Y Tres travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Minas to Treinta Y Tres in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Treinta Y Tres can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Fri) before leaving for Rocha.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Trails · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

Rocha

— 6 nights
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Santa Teresa National Park and Beaches at Cabo Polonio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocha: Medanos de la Barra de Valizas (in Valizas) and Cerro Buena Vista (in Cabo Polonio). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, relax and rejuvenate at Balneario La Paloma, and kick back and relax at Playa del Barco.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rocha attractions planner.

You can drive from Treinta Y Tres to Rocha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Treinta Y Tres in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rocha: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

Punta del Este

— 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Fingers of Punta del Este and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena), Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, head outdoors with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, and make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este holiday maker site.

Drive from Rocha to Punta del Este in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:

Montevideo

— 14 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Bring the kids along to Plaza Independencia and Mercado del Puerto. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, and walk around Parque Rodo.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip itinerary site.

Getting from Punta del Este to Montevideo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Punta del Este in December: highs in Montevideo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 31:

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
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.