6 days in Uruguay Itinerary

6 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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6 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Santiago
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  8 h
1
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Minas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Maldonado
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Montevideo
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Santiago

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, kick back and relax at Playa Fomento, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento day trip app .

Santiago, Chile 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. Traveling from Santiago to Colonia del Sacramento, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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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

1
night
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Cerro Arequita, then identify plant and animal life at Parque Salto del Penitente, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun.

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Minas online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Minas sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Maldonado.

Things to do in Minas

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita

2
nights
Maldonado

Maldonado ©
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
On the 15th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Colorada, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Solanas, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Montoya, then don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally stroll through Playa de Jose Ignacio.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Maldonado travel planner.

Traveling by car from Minas to Maldonado takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Maldonado are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Maldonado

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta del Este, Playa Punta Colorada, Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada

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night
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 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Montevideo, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, then go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montevideo attractions planner.

Getting from Maldonado to Montevideo by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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