8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  6​h
1
Montevideo
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Punta del Este
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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.
Ciudad Vieja and Pocitos are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes and Palacio Taranco. Go for a jaunt from Montevideo to Canelones to see Pizzorno Family Estates about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Pocitos, and take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo online travel planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Montevideo is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, Montevideo is little chillier than Sao Paulo - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa Santa Ana and Playa El Alamo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Barrio Historico and La Calle de los Suspiros. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Fomento, take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and stop by Almacen La Carlota.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Playa Santa Ana
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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

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.
On the 21st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, admire the landmark architecture of Casapueblo, then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then explore the galleries of Museo Taller de Casapueblo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, then don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in November: highs in Punta del Este hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar

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