6 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

6 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

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6 days in Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
1
Montevideo
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Punta del Este
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
End: Montevideo

2
nights
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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, take a stroll through Pocitos, and admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport and Laguna de Los Patos International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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Punta del Este

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Brava, then take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerto de Punta del Este.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montevideo in December: highs in Punta del Este hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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