19 days in Uruguay Itinerary

19 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Punta del Este
— 3 nights
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Montevideo
— 9 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
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Maldonado
— 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.
Punta del Este is known for beaches, casinos, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, stop by Punta Shopping, indulge your senses at The Wine Experience, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Punta del Este online journey planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in May: high temperatures in Punta del Este hover around 20°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Montevideo

— 9 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 find plenty of places to visit near Montevideo: Pizzorno Family Estates (in Canelones) and El Aguila (in Atlantida). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, examine the collection at 1972 Museum, and wander the streets of Pocitos.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo attractions site.

Traveling by bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Punta del Este in May since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Shopping · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 16:

Colonia del Sacramento

— 3 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia del Sacramento is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento vacation planning site.

Take a bus from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Maldonado.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Maldonado

— 1 night
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, then examine the collection at Museo Del Mar, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Maldonado trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Maldonado in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. May in Maldonado sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
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.