8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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

2
nights
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 29th (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, wander the streets of Barrio Historico, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, and finally take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, then look for gifts at De La Plaza, then go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and finally explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planner .

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. In September, Colonia del Sacramento is slightly colder than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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

3
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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Tours
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, then browse the exhibits of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este. On the next day, examine the collection at Museo del Mar, explore the world behind art at Museo Taller de Casapueblo, admire the striking features of Casapueblo, then kick back and relax at Playa Solanas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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