40 days in Uruguay Itinerary

40 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Montevideo
— 10 nights
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Salto
— 4 nights
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Paysandu
— 3 nights
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Carmelo
— 2 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 5 nights
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Minas
— 3 nights
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Rocha
— 4 nights
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Punta del Este
— 6 nights

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10
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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.
Explore Montevideo's surroundings by going to Canelones (Pizzorno Family Estates, Varela Zarranz Winery, &more) and Antigua Bodega Stagnari (in La Paz). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip itinerary builder website.

Alexandria, Egypt to Montevideo is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Uruguay Standard Time (UYT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Alexandria in July, expect Montevideo to be much colder, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Salto.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 10 — 20:
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto

4
nights
Salto

Salto ©
In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
Change things up with a short trip to Meseta de Artigas in Chapicuy (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Visitas Guiadas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta del Padre Pio, make a trip to Museo Maria Irene Olarreaga Gallino, and head outdoors with Hot Springs of Arapey.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Salto holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Salto takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Montevideo in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Salto, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Paysandu.

Things to do in Salto

Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Cantera El Terrible ©
Cantera El Terrible
Bodega Bertolini & Broglio ©
Bodega Bertolini & Broglio
Museo Maria Irene Olarreaga Gallino ©
Museo Maria Irene Olarreaga Gallino

3
nights
Paysandu

Paysandu ©
Situated on the banks of the Uruguay River, the city of Paysandu nestles up close to the border with Argentina, and, with a population of over 76,000, represents the country's fourth-largest city.
Paysandu is known for historic sites, fun & games, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Perpetuidad, make a trip to Meseta de Artigas, steep yourself in history at Teatro Florencio Sanchez, and get outside with Plaza Constitucion.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Paysandu travel site.

You can drive from Salto to Paysandu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Salto in July, expect nights in Paysandu to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Paysandu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Teatro Florencio Sanchez ©
Teatro Florencio Sanchez
Puente  General Artigas ©
Puente General Artigas
Plaza Constitucion ©
Plaza Constitucion

2
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Carmelo

Carmelo ©
Founded in 1816 by Uruguayan national hero Jose Gervasio Artigas, Carmelo houses a population of under 20,000, though plenty more come here to enjoy holidays on the banks of the Arroyo de las Vacas River.
On the 28th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Playa de la Agraciada, then tee off at Carmelo Golf, and then do a tasting at Bodega Boutique El Legado. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Bodega Zubizarreta, admire the landmark architecture of Capilla y Museo del Carmen, learn about winemaking at Bodega Familia Irurtia, then do a tasting at Bodega Campo Tinto, and finally view the masterpieces at Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Carmelo trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Paysandu to Carmelo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Carmelo sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Carmelo

Wineries · Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado
Bodega Zubizarreta ©
Bodega Zubizarreta
Playa de la Agraciada ©
Playa de la Agraciada

5
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Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Colonia del Sacramento is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Barrio Historico, don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

Plan trip to Colonia del Sacramento with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Carmelo to Colonia del Sacramento in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Minas.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

3
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Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Minas is known for parks, nature, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Parque Salto del Penitente, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, get outside with Valle del Hilo de la Vida, and make a trip to Plaza Libertad.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Minas trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Minas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Minas sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Rocha.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

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Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, explore the activities along Laguna Negra, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Rocha trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Minas to Rocha by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Rocha, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Laguna de Rocha ©
Laguna de Rocha

6
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Punta del Este

Punta del Este ©

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.
Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada & Cerro San Antonio), Punta Ballena (Playa Punta Ballena & Playa Solanas) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, get outside with Paracaidismo Uru, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este, and examine the collection at Museo Del Mar.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rocha to Punta del Este takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 16th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Museo Del Mar ©
Museo Del Mar

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