5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
+4
Fly + foot + shuttle + foot + ferry:  7​h 45​min
1
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Montevideo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Punta del Este
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Bastion de San Pedro.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento road trip planning tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in September: high temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento hover around 20°C and lows are around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take a stroll through Pocitos, take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then pause for some photo ops at Montevideo Sign.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo trip planner.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

1
night
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 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, then explore the world behind art at Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, and finally stroll through Playa Mansa.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip itinerary app .

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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