25 days in Uruguay Itinerary

25 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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Minas
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este
— 4 nights
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Montevideo
— 7 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 4 nights
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Carmelo
— 3 nights
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Paysandu
— 2 nights
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Salto
— 2 nights
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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: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Salto del Penitente, get outside with Valle del Hilo de la Vida, don't miss a visit to Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora del Verdun, and explore the striking landscape at Cerro Arequita.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Minas day trip planning website.

Rivera to Minas is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rivera in August, you will find days in Minas are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Minas

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Piriapolis (Barcos del Este & Cerro San Antonio). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, try to win big at Conrad Casino, browse the exhibits of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and get outside with Paracaidismo Uru.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este travel planner.

Traveling by car from Minas to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Montevideo

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones--about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Pocitos, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo road trip app.

Getting from Punta del Este to Montevideo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Montevideo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Wineries · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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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: wander the streets of Barrio Historico, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento, explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, and examine the collection at Museo Cars.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento day trip planning app.

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Carmelo: Mercedes (Espacio Memoria, Rambla de Mercedes, &more), Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira) and Arbol Timbo (in Villa Soriano). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Boutique El Legado, relax and rejuvenate at Balneario Punta Gorda, view the masterpieces at Museo de Madera - Escultor Jose Castro, and delve into the distant past at Calera de las huerfanas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Carmelo online attractions planner.

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Carmelo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Paysandu.

Things to do in Carmelo

Outdoors · Wineries · Golf · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Teatro Florencio Sanchez, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico 'Casa del Espiritu de Paysandu', then don't miss a visit to Cementerio de Paysandu, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a Perpetuidad, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Cultura. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): get outside with Plaza Constitucion, make a trip to Camino de Leandro Gomez, then make a trip to Meseta de Artigas, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento al General Jose Gervasio Artigas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Paysandu road trip app.

Getting from Carmelo to Paysandu by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Paysandu are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Salto.

Things to do in Paysandu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

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Salto

In a thriving citrus-growing region, Salto allows visitors to explore attractive riverfront areas and admire neatly preserved 19th-century architecture.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Bodega Bertolini & Broglio, get outside with Meseta de Artigas, and then don't miss a visit to Visitas Guiadas. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Best Dorado Fishing and then head outdoors with Cantera El Terrible.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Salto trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Paysandu to Salto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Salto are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Salto

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Side Trips

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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.