7 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

7 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  6 h
1
Montevideo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Punta del Este
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Escaramuza Libros and Castillo Pittamiglio. Bring the kids along to Pocitos and Mercado del Puerto. There's more to do: wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja and get a taste of the local shopping with Avenida 18 de Julio.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo day trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Escaramuza Libros ©
Escaramuza Libros

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Mansa and Pan De Azucar. Step off the beaten path and head to Ralli Museum Punta del Este and Playa Solanas. Venture out of the city with trips to Jose Ignacio (Playa Mansa & Playa de Jose Ignacio), Piriapolis (Playa Hermosa & Playa Punta Colorada) and Parque Salto del Penitente (in Minas). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, kick back and relax at Playa Montoya, and stroll through Playa el Emir.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Jose Ignacio, Piriapolis, Playa Bikini, Parque Salto del Penitente
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada
Playa Hermosa ©
Playa Hermosa

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