12 days in Uruguay Itinerary

12 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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12 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Concordia
Drive:  9 h 15 min
1
Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Punta del Este
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
Taxi + Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
5
Chuy
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h 30 min
End: Concordia

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 25th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros, and finally make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Muelle del Puerto de Yates, then explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, then take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento route builder .

Concordia, Argentina to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Concordia in April, expect nights in Colonia del Sacramento to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento
Galeria de los Suspiros ©
Galeria de los Suspiros

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 off the beaten path and head to Mirador Punta Ballena and Puente Leonel Viera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio), Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Rambla de Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich, admire the landmark architecture of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip planner .

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis, Playa de Jose Ignacio, Pan De Azucar
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena
Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este

2
nights
Cabo Polonio

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, then kick back and relax at La Pedrera, and then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Calavera, make a trip to Luna llena en el anden, and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro Cabo Santa Maria.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo Polonio trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Punta del Este to Cabo Polonio by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Paloma, La Pedrera
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Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera

2
nights
Punta del Diablo

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de Punta del Diablo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Viuda, and then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Santa Teresa National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chuy.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rocha
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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda

1
night
Chuy

Chuy ©
Hugging the very eastern fringe of Uruguay and wedged up against Brazil, the small town of Chuy represents one of Uruguay's final frontiers.
To see ratings and tourist information, use the Chuy vacation planner.

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Chuy in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Fuerte de San Miguel ©
Fuerte de San Miguel

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