8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Punta del Este
— 2 nights
Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
Drive
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Piriapolis
— 1 night
Drive
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Montevideo
— 3 nights
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Punta del Este

— 2 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: admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, try to win big at Conrad Casino, make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Punta del Este is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. March in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Wineries · Tours · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 6 — 8:

Colonia del Sacramento

— 1 night
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): wander the streets of Barrio Historico, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In March in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Piriapolis.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Piriapolis

— 1 night
Founded in 1890, Piriapolis ranks among the premier beach resort destinations in the country.
On the 10th (Thu), make a trip to Cerro San Antonio, get outside with Barcos del Este, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Punta Ballena.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Piriapolis visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Piriapolis takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Piriapolis

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 10:

Montevideo

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Montevideo road trip site.

Traveling by car from Piriapolis to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 13:

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.