9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

9 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Fly
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Punta del Este
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Montevideo
— 3 nights
Fly

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Punta del Este

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.
Relax by the water at Playa Mansa and Playa de Jose Ignacio. Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo Del Mar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena), Playa Mansa (in Jose Ignacio) and Parque Salto del Penitente (in Minas). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Brava, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, stroll through Playa Solanas, and cast your line with Barcos del Este.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este trip itinerary planning tool.

Chicago, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Chicago to Punta del Este. Traveling from Chicago in December, things will get warmer in Punta del Este: highs are around 75°F and lows about 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Colonia del Sacramento

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally explore the activities along Rio de la Plata. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Fomento, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Ana, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento journey planner.

Drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Punta del Este in December, you will find days in Colonia del Sacramento are somewhat warmer (82°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Montevideo

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
On the 21st (Mon), take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, then visit Ciudad Vieja, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Pocitos, don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, then admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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.