59 days in Uruguay Itinerary

59 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Punta del Este
— 10 nights
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Rocha
— 7 nights
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Cabo Polonio
— 2 nights
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Punta del Diablo
— 3 nights
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Treinta Y Tres
— 1 night
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Minas
— 4 nights
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Montevideo
— 21 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 10 nights

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Mansa and Playa Brava. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Solanas and Playa Punta Ballena. Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Piriapolis (Playa Punta Colorada, Playa Hermosa, &more), Faro de Jose Ignacio (in Maldonado) and Jose Ignacio (Playa Mansa & Playa de Jose Ignacio). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, surround yourself with nature on Senderos Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Lussich, and awaken your taste buds at The Wine Experience.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este driving holiday app.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in January, you will find days in Punta del Este are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo Del Mar ©
Museo Del Mar
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

7
nights
Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Visit La Pedrera and Las Achiras Beach for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Santa Teresa National Park and Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Anaconda, stroll through Balneario Punta Rubia, and explore the activities along Playa del Barco.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rocha tour planner.

Getting from Punta del Este to Rocha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rocha are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
La Pedrera ©
La Pedrera

2
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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.
On the 19th (Tue), get outside with Cerro Buena Vista, explore the striking landscape at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, and then identify plant and animal life at Bosque de Ombues. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa de la Calavera and then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cabo Polonio online trip planner.

You can drive from Rocha to Cabo Polonio in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time to Amazon Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Cerro Buena Vista ©
Cerro Buena Vista

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla and Playa del Rivero. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Grande and Playa de Los Pescadores. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Viuda, appreciate the history behind Faro Sandra Monumento A Artigas, and ride a horse along Cabalgatas Punta del Diablo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Punta del Diablo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Treinta Y Tres.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Playa de Los Pescadores ©
Playa de Los Pescadores
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Playa del Rivero ©
Playa del Rivero

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Treinta Y Tres

Treinta Y Tres ©
Treinta y Tres is the capital city of the Treinta y Tres Department in eastern Uruguay.LocationThe city is located on Route 8, on the north banks of Olimar Grande River. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): paddle through the water with Aventura Nativa and then stroll through Quebrada de los Cuervos.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Treinta Y Tres sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Punta del Diablo to Treinta Y Tres in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Diablo to Treinta Y Tres, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, daytime highs in Treinta Y Tres are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Minas.

Things to do in Treinta Y Tres

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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Quebrada de los Cuervos ©
Quebrada de los Cuervos
Aventura Nativa ©
Aventura Nativa

4
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Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun and Catedral De Minas are in your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Cerro Arequita and Cerro Artigas. When in Minas, make a side trip to see Represa Arq. Stewart Vargas in Villa Serrana, approximately Villa Serrana away. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Parque Salto del Penitente, see the interesting displays at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Mina de Oro Arrospide, and head outdoors with Cerro del Verdun.

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Getting from Treinta Y Tres to Minas by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Minas sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

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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.
Catedral de Montevideo and Galeria de Arte Porton de San Pedro will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Cuchilla alta and Orange Bike. Get out of town with these interesting Montevideo side-trips: Canelones (Bodega Garaje Casa Grande, Varela Zarranz Winery, &more), Playa Costa Azul Canelones (in Costa Azul) and Balneario Atlantida (in Atlantida). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Pocitos, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Minas to Montevideo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Rio de la Plata and Playa Sere. Barrio Historico and Museo Portugues are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Colonia del Sacramento: Carmelo (Bodega Boutique El Legado, Bodega Campo Tinto, &more) and Casa Evans (in Conchillas). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Fomento, steep yourself in history at Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos, and go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento day trip planning site.

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Bodega Boutique El Legado ©
Bodega Boutique El Legado

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