The Best Things to Do in Uruguay

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Uruguay

3.9
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums

Popular things to do in Uruguay

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Landmark
Plaza Independencia Montevideo
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo Punta Ballena
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Neighborhood
Barrio Historico Colonia del Sacramento
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Walking Area
Rambla de Montevideo Montevideo
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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. Our Uruguay trip planner allows you to schedule your trip to Uruguay, learn about its attractions, and find out about where else to go during your holiday.

Hidden gems in Uruguay

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Specialty Museum
Museo Del Mar La Barra
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Winery / Vineyard
Pizzorno Family Estates Canelones
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
The Wine Experience Punta del Este
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
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Lookout
Mirador Punta Ballena Punta Ballena
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Uruguay

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Beach
Playa Mansa Punta del Este
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Playa Brava Punta del Este
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Playa Punta Colorada Piriapolis
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Playa Montoya La Barra
4.3
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Uruguay

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National Park
Santa Teresa National Park Rocha
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Island
Isla de Lobos Punta del Este
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Pan De Azucar Pan de Azucar
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Isla Gorriti Maldonado
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Uruguay

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Art Museum
Palacio Taranco Montevideo
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
1972 Museum Montevideo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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History Museum
Museo Portugues Colonia del Sacramento
4.1
Duration: 2 hours

Beaches in Uruguay

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Beach
Playa Punta Ballena Punta Ballena
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Beach
Playa Solanas Punta Ballena
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Beach
Beaches at Cabo Polonio Cabo Polonio
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Playa de Jose Ignacio Jose Ignacio
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Walking tour
Free Walking Tour Montevideo
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Tamborilearte Montevideo
4.5
Duration: 30 minutes
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Neighborhood
Ciudad Vieja Montevideo
3.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
The Fingers of Punta del Este Punta del Este
3.9
Duration: 30 minutes

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