5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

5 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uruguay travel planner
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Drive
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Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 day
Bus
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Maldonado
— 1 night
Drive
3
Montevideo
— 3 nights

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Colonia del Sacramento — 1 day

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros.

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

Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. September in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Maldonado.
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Maldonado — 1 night

One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, and then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Maldonado day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Colonia del Sacramento to Maldonado takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and flight; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Maldonado are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Montevideo.
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Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Montevideo is known for sightseeing, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Pocitos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, and stop by Ciudad Vieja.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Montevideo tour planner.

Getting from Maldonado to Montevideo by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time 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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