60 days in Uruguay Itinerary

60 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Fly to Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Drive to Cabo Polonio
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Cabo Polonio
— 3 nights
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Rocha
— 5 nights
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Punta del Este
— 7 nights
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Minas
— 4 nights
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Trinidad
— 2 nights
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Tacuarembo
— 3 nights
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Rivera
— 4 nights
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Salto
— 5 nights
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Carmelo
— 5 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 7 nights
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Montevideo
— 12 nights
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Cabo Polonio

— 3 nights
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Visiting Cerro Buena Vista and Beaches at Cabo Polonio will get you outdoors. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bosque de Ombues, kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera, take in the dramatic natural features at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, and visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cabo Polonio road trip site.

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Cabo Polonio is an approximately 41-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Johor Bahru to Cabo Polonio due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

Rocha

— 5 nights
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Get outdoors at Santa Teresa National Park and Monte de Ombúes. Venture out of the city with trips to Grutas de Salamanca (in Aigua) and La Pedrera (in La Pedrera). Spend the 23rd (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Laguna de Rocha, kick back and relax at Playa del Barco, and stroll through Playa La Moza.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rocha vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo Polonio to Rocha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cabo Polonio to Rocha, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. August in Rocha sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 19 — 24:

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Isla de Lobos and Pan De Azucar. Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Senderos Tours (in La Paloma), Barcos del Este (in Piriapolis) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's much more to do: head outdoors with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, ride a horse along Cabalgatas en Villa Serrana, and don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Rocha to Punta del Este by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:

Minas

— 4 nights
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Take a break from the city and head to Cerro Arequita and Parque Salto del Penitente. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Cerro del Verdun, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral De Minas, take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Artigas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Minas itinerary planner.

Drive from Punta del Este to Minas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Minas sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Trinidad.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 4:

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". Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Grutas del Palacio and then stroll through 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 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque natural de flora y fauna Dr. Talice.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Trinidad trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Minas to Trinidad in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Trinidad, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Tacuarembo.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 6:

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.
Get outdoors at Pozo Hondo and Gruta de los Helechos. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Balneario Ipora, examine the collection at Museo del Indio y del Gaucho Washington Escobar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Fructuosus Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tacuarembo journey builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Trinidad to Tacuarembo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Trinidad to Tacuarembo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Trinidad in September, you will find days in Tacuarembo are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rivera.

Things to do in Tacuarembo

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 9:

Rivera

— 4 nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valle del Lunarejo and Parque Gran Bretana. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Subida de Pena, look for gifts at Barao Free Shop, join the crowd at Autodromo Eduardo P. Cabrera, and make a trip to Plaza Artigas.

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You can drive from Tacuarembo to Rivera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Standard Time (AMT) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) is 1 hour. When traveling from Tacuarembo in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Rivera: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Salto.

Things to do in Rivera

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Salto

— 5 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 the city life by going to Meseta de Artigas and Plaza Constitucion. Get out of town with these interesting Salto side-trips: Paysandu (Meseta de Artigas & Camino de Leandro Gomez). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Best Dorado Fishing, admire the landmark architecture of Visitas Guiadas, and do a tasting at Bodega Bertolini & Broglio.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salto online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Rivera to Salto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Salto can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Salto

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:

Carmelo

— 5 nights
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 outdoors at Represa de Palmar and Carmelo Golf. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carmelo: Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira), Rambla de Mercedes (in Mercedes) and Arbol Timbo (in Villa Soriano). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodega Boutique El Legado, tour the pleasant surroundings at Canteras del Cerro, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Sere.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carmelo holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Salto to Carmelo takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Salto, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Carmelo, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Carmelo

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Colonia del Sacramento

— 7 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Visiting Rio de la Plata and Sierras de Mahoma will get you outdoors. Step out of Colonia del Sacramento with an excursion to Munay Pampa in Minuano--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Ana, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Fomento, and take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Carmelo to Colonia del Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 30:

Montevideo

— 12 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Get in touch with nature at Orange Bike and Japanese Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montevideo: Canelones (Cuchilla alta & Pizzorno Family Estates). There's much more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, grab your bike and head to Velodromo Municipal, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and visit Pocitos.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Montevideo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Outdoors · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 12:

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.