11 days in Uruguay Itinerary

11 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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11 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
1
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montevideo
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Boston

3
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Playa Mansa and Playa Brava. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Playa Solanas (in Punta Ballena), Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Playa Punta Colorada (in Piriapolis). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, kick back and relax at Playa Montoya, admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and stroll through Playa Punta Ballena.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip planner .

Boston, USA to Punta del Este is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Uruguay Time (UYT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Boston in February, things will get much hotter in Punta del Este: highs are around 77°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada, Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada

2
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

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 24th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Santa Ana, look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa Fomento, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 67°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse

4
nights
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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and wander the streets of Pocitos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Montevideo road trip site .

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Parks
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Playa Pocitos ©
Playa Pocitos
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

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