5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Cabo Polonio
— 1 day
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Punta del Diablo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Punta del Este
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Florianopolis

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Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera, then explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, and then enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cabo Polonio journey planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Cabo Polonio is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Florianopolis to Cabo Polonio is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
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Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas

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Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Viuda, steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Punta del Diablo.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocha
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Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Playa de Punta del Diablo ©
Playa de Punta del Diablo

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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 (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, then identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich, then admire the landmark architecture of Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, and finally explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Punta del Diablo to Punta del Este takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Diablo to Punta del Este, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Arboretum Lussich ©
Arboretum Lussich
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar

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Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 7th (Sun), wander the streets of Barrio Historico, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antik Objetos con Alma.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip builder site .

Getting from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Antik Objetos con Alma
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento
Antik Objetos con Alma ©
Antik Objetos con Alma

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