8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay tour itinerary planner

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Montevideo
— 2 nights
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La Pedrera
— 2 nights
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Maldonado
— 2 nights
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Montevideo

— 2 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 a sense of the local culture at Museo Casa de Gobierno and Iglesia de las Carmelitas. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales and Orange Bike. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, learn about winemaking at Bouza Bodega Boutique, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Torres Garcia.

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Seattle, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Seattle to Montevideo, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in August, things will get slightly colder in Montevideo: highs are around 63°F and lows about 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to La Pedrera.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries
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La Pedrera

— 2 nights
La Pedrera is a village and resort on the Atlantic Coast in the Rocha Department of Uruguay. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Faro Cabo Santa Maria, stroll through Bosque de Ombues, and then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, kick back and relax at La Pedrera, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo De La Paloma.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our La Pedrera trip planner.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to La Pedrera takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in La Pedrera

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Maldonado

— 2 nights
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
On the 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Arboretum Lussich, then don't miss a visit to La Vista Punta Del Este, then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, and finally get great views at Plaza Torre del Vigia.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Maldonado holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from La Pedrera to Maldonado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from La Pedrera to Maldonado, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.