38 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Montevideo
— 10 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 7 nights
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Punta del Este
— 9 nights
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Rocha
— 6 nights
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Punta del Diablo
— 5 nights
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Montevideo — 10 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo and La Plaza Fabini o Plaza del Entrevero. Attractions like 1972 Museum and Iglesia de las Carmelitas make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Monumento a La Diligencia, examine the collection at Museo Casa de Gobierno, don't miss a visit to Mercado Ferrando, and explore the world behind art at Museo Torres Garcia.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip itinerary website.

Newark, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newark to Montevideo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in December, things will get warmer in Montevideo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Colonia del Sacramento — 7 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Explore hidden gems such as Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento and Bastion de San Miguel. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Paseo de San Gabriel and Muelle del Puerto de Yates. Venture out of the city with trips to Munay Pampa (in Minuano), Carmelo (Puente Giratorio & Calera de las huerfanas) and Molino Quemado (in Nueva Helvecia). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, see the interesting displays at Granja Colonia, and admire the landmark architecture of Parque Anchorena.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento driving holiday planning app.

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.
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Punta del Este — 9 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa de Jose Ignacio and Rambla de Piriapolis. Kids will enjoy Mirador Punta Ballena and Rambla General Jose Artigas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa Mansa (in Jose Ignacio), La Paloma (Faro Cabo Santa Maria & Playa Del Faro) and Faro de Jose Ignacio (in Maldonado). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, don't miss a visit to Cerro San Antonio, kick back and relax at Playa Solanas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Punta del Este online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in January, you will find days in Punta del Este are a bit cooler (78°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocha.
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Rocha — 6 nights

Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Explore hidden gems such as Fortress of Santa Teresa and Playa de Punta del Diablo. Bring the kids along to Santa Teresa National Park and Beaches at Cabo Polonio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocha: La Pedrera (La Pedrera & La Galerie Foto). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at Balneario La Paloma, stroll through Playa Anaconda, kick back and relax at Aguas Dulces, and get a taste of life in the country at Guardia Del Monte.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rocha travel planning website.

Getting from Punta del Este to Rocha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rocha can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Diablo.
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Punta del Diablo — 5 nights

Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de la Viuda and Playa del Rivero. Attractions like Playa de Los Pescadores and Playa Grande make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Diablo: Cabo Polonio (Playa de la Calavera & Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio) and Valizas (Arroyo Valizas & Monte de Ombues). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Faro Sandra Monumento A Artigas, explore by horseback at Cabalgatas Punta del Diablo, and stop by Paseo de los Artesanos.

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Drive from Rocha to Punta del Diablo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
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Uruguay travel guide

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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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