8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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8 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Belleville
Fly:  27​h
1
Montevideo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento
— 1 night
+3
ferry + foot + bus + Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Maldonado
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  31​h
End: Belleville

3
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: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Pocitos, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo day trip site .

Belleville, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Belleville to Montevideo, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Belleville in December, with highs in Montevideo at 81°F and lows at 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
You've now added Barrio Historico to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Colonia del Sacramento travel route planner .

Drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Maldonado.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

1
night
Maldonado

Maldonado ©
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, and finally snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Maldonado journey planning app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Colonia del Sacramento to Maldonado takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in December, you will find days in Maldonado are slightly colder (75°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Maldonado

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Punta del Este
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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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