8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Punta del Este
— 2 nights
2
Montevideo
— 2 nights
3
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights

2
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Punta del Este

Punta del Este ©
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis) and Punta Ballena (Playa Solanas & Playa Punta Ballena). There's much more to do: make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Montoya, and admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo.

Before you visit Punta del Este, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

New York City, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) is 2 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in December; daily highs in Punta del Este reach 75°F and lows reach 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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Montevideo

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): examine the collection at Museo Interactivo Del Instituto Nacional de Carnes, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, then get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, then make a trip to Plaza Matriz, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Montevideo tour planner.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Punta del Este, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Montevideo, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 25th (Fri), make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

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