12 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

12 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

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1
Montevideo
— 8 nights
2
Punta del Este
— 3 nights

8
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.
You've now added Free Walking Tour to your itinerary. Visit Catedral de Montevideo and Iglesia de las Carmelitas for their historical value. Kids will appreciate attractions like Plaza Independencia and Mercado del Puerto. Venture out of the city with trips to El Aguila (in Atlantida), Playa Costa Azul Canelones (in Costa Azul) and Playa Santa Ana (in Playa Santa Ana). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Pittamiglio, and explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip planning app.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport and Laguna de Los Patos International Airport. In December, daytime highs in Montevideo are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Canelones, El Aguila, Playa Costa Azul Canelones, Playa Santa Ana
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Catedral de Montevideo ©
Catedral de Montevideo
Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, thenmake a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Brava. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de Jose Ignacio, thenenjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta del Este, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Candelaria.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Punta del Este online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Punta del Este sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava

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