17 days in Uruguay Itinerary

17 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay visit planner

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Punta del Este
— 3 nights
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Montevideo
— 10 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
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Punta del Este

— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Punta Shopping. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): stop by Punta Shopping, then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then stroll through Playa el Emir, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este tour planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get a bit cooler in Punta del Este: highs are around 20°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Free Walking Tour. Step out of Montevideo to go to Canelones and see Pizzorno Family Estates, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, examine the collection at Museo del Tango - La Cumparsita, and make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Montevideo holiday builder site.

Drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Montevideo, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Colonia del Sacramento

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, stop by Almacen La Carlota, wander the streets of Barrio Historico, then take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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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.