58 days in Uruguay Itinerary

58 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay trip itinerary planner

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Montevideo
— 13 nights
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Minas
— 4 nights
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Punta del Este
— 7 nights
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Rocha
— 6 nights
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Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
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Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
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Tacuarembo
— 3 nights
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Salto
— 6 nights
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Paysandu
— 3 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 8 nights
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Trinidad
— 3 nights
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Montevideo

— 13 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Explore Montevideo's surroundings by going to San Jose de Mayo (Catedral de San Jose de Mayo, Espacio Cultural, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Montevideo route planning app.

Salt Lake City, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Salt Lake City to Montevideo is 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in April: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 72°F and lows are around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 11:

Minas

— 4 nights
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Minas is known for parks, nature, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Arequita, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, walk around Parque Salto del Penitente, and admire the natural beauty at Parque Rodo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Minas online visit planner.

You can drive from Montevideo to Minas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 50°F. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

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.
Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena) and Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Cerro San Antonio, &more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Solanas, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este trip planning site.

Drive from Minas to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 22:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Rocha to La Pedrera to see La Pedrera about 32 minutes away. Spend the 23rd (Sun) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. Spend the 26th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, soothe aching muscles at Balneario La Paloma, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha, and kick back and relax at Balneario Punta Rubia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Rocha route planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Rocha are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 22 — 28:

Cabo Polonio

— 2 nights
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Calavera, head outdoors with Cerro Buena Vista, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cabo Polonio day trip planning site.

You can drive from Rocha to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Treinta Y Tres

— 1 night
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 31st (Mon), appreciate the history behind Plaza 19 de Abril, then contemplate the long history of Arco Bicentenario De Artigas, then hike along Quebrada de los Cuervos, and finally pause for some photo ops at Obelisco Fundadores de Treinta y Tres.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Treinta Y Tres trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo Polonio to Treinta Y Tres takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo Polonio to Treinta Y Tres due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in May, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tacuarembo.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:

Tacuarembo

— 3 nights
Established by presidential decree in 1831, Tacuarembo grew over time into the capital of its eponymous department, largely because of its agricultural industry fed by the Tacuarembo river that flows through the northern part of town.
Step out of Tacuarembo with an excursion to Valle del Lunarejo in Rivera--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Pozo Hondo, examine the collection at Museu FordT City, soothe aching muscles at Balneario Ipora, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes Visuales de Tacuarembo (MUART).

Planning Tacuarembo trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Treinta Y Tres to Tacuarembo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Treinta Y Tres to Tacuarembo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Treinta Y Tres in May, expect nights in Tacuarembo to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Salto.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Parks · Nature · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:

Salto

— 6 nights
In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
Step out of Salto with an excursion to Meseta de Artigas in Chapicuy--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Visitas Guiadas, try out the rides at Aquatic Park Termas de Salto Grande, head outdoors with Cantera El Terrible, and make a trip to Plaza Artigas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salto journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tacuarembo to Salto takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Tacuarembo, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salto, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Paysandu.

Things to do in Salto

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

Paysandu

— 3 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.
Paysandu is known for historic sites, fun & games, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Perpetuidad, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica de Paysandu, admire the landmark architecture of Teatro Florencio Sanchez, and head outdoors with Plaza Constitucion.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Paysandu holiday planner.

Drive from Salto to Paysandu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. In June in Paysandu, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Paysandu

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Colonia del Sacramento

— 8 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Change things up with these side-trips from Colonia del Sacramento: Munay Pampa (in Minuano), Carmelo (Carmelo Golf, Capilla y Museo del Carmen, &more) and Casa Evans (in Conchillas). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento holiday builder website.

Getting from Paysandu to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 20:

Trinidad

— 3 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". Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Grutas del Palacio, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Departamental & Centro de Exposiciones, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo TaliceReserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo Talice. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque natural de flora y fauna Dr. Talice.

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Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Trinidad takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Trinidad, with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

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.