16 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Montevideo
— 3 nights
Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 2 nights
Drive
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Punta del Este
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aigua
— 1 night
Drive
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Rocha
— 3 nights
Drive
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Punta del Diablo
— 2 nights
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Montevideo — 3 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de las Carmelitas and Parroquia Tierra Santa are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Wine Experience and El Prado. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, take a stroll through Pocitos, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Orange Bike.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip itinerary maker app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Montevideo is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Frankfurt to Montevideo, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Frankfurt in March: high temperatures in Montevideo hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Colonia del Sacramento — 2 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Mayor, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento, and then go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento. On your second day here, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, contemplate the long history of Bastion de San Miguel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento route maker.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.
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Punta del Este — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pan De Azucar and Playa el Emir. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Montoya. Venture out of the city with trips to Jose Ignacio (Laguna Jose Ignacio & Playa Mansa) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, stroll through Playa Portezuelo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In March in Punta del Este, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Aigua.
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Aigua — 1 night

Aiguá is a city of the Maldonado Department in Uruguay. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Grutas de Salamanca.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aigua trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Aigua takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Punta del Este in March, Aigua is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rocha.
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Rocha — 3 nights

Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fortress of Santa Teresa and Las Achiras Beach. Get in touch with nature at Beaches at Cabo Polonio and Parque Nacional y Reserva de Fauna y Flora El Potrerillo de Santa Teresa. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Barco and look for all kinds of wild species at Monte de Ombúes.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rocha planner.

You can drive from Aigua to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Aigua in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Rocha, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Punta del Diablo.
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Punta del Diablo — 2 nights

Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Calavera, then visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monte de Ombues. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Los Pescadores, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Viuda, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, and finally snap pictures at Puente Colgante.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Diablo tour planner.

Getting from Rocha to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Rocha to Punta del Diablo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
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.
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