10 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Fly to Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Drive to Punta del Este
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Punta del Este
— 2 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive
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Carmelo
Drive
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Montevideo
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este — 2 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.
Get outdoors at Playa Mansa and Playa Brava. Change things up with a short trip to Playa de Jose Ignacio in Jose Ignacio (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Punta del Este sightseeing planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Punta del Este is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Hamburg to Punta del Este is minus 4 hours. In December, Punta del Este is much warmer than Hamburg - with highs of 28°C and lows of 21°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Colonia del Sacramento — 3 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take a stroll through Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Ferrando.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento takes 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 (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Carmelo.
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Carmelo

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Sere.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Carmelo journey planner.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Carmelo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.
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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.
On the 31st (Sat), stop by Pocitos, go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, then make a trip to Plaza Matriz, then admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, and finally take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja.

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Traveling by car from Carmelo to Montevideo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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