60 days in Uruguay Itinerary

60 days in Uruguay Itinerary

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60 days in Uruguay Itinerary

Start: New York City
+4
bus + Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Colonia del Sacramento
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Carmelo
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fray Bentos
— 7 nights
4
San Jose de Mayo
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Montevideo
— 10 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Minas
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Rocha
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Punta del Este
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

6
nights
Colonia del Sacramento

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, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Historico, explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip planner .

New York City, USA to Colonia del Sacramento is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and ferry. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Colonia del Sacramento. Traveling from New York City in August, expect Colonia del Sacramento to be much colder, temps between 61°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Carmelo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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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

6
nights
Carmelo

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto de Conchillas (in Conchillas) and Playa de la Agraciada (in Nueva Palmira). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bodega Boutique El Legado, don't miss a visit to Balneario Zagarzazu, explore the ancient world of Calera de las huerfanas, and get outside with Balneario Brisas.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Carmelo road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Carmelo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Carmelo are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 14th (Tue), you're off toFray Bentos.

Things to do in Carmelo

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Nueva Palmira, Puerto de Conchillas
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Playa Sere ©
Playa Sere
Carmelo Golf ©
Carmelo Golf
Playa de la Agraciada ©
Playa de la Agraciada

7
nights
Fray Bentos

Fray Bentos ©
The capital of Rio Negro Department, Fray Bentos sits on the banks of the Uruguay River as one of the region's most important port towns.
Venture out of the city with trips to Paysandu (Cementerio de Paysandu, Catedral Basilica de Paysandu, & more), Mercedes (Catedral de Mercedes, Castillo de Maua, & more) and Balneario Concordia (in Dolores). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Balneario Las Canas, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Revolucion Industrial, make a trip to Plaza Constitucion, and take in the waterfront at Fray Bentos Rambla.

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Getting from Carmelo to Fray Bentos by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Amazon Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Fray Bentos are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to San Jose de Mayo.

Things to do in Fray Bentos

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Paysandu, Mercedes, Balneario Concordia
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Balneario Las Canas ©
Balneario Las Canas
Meseta de Artigas ©
Meseta de Artigas
Ex Frigorífico Anglo ©
Ex Frigorífico Anglo

7
nights
San Jose de Mayo

San Jose de Mayo ©
San Jose de Mayo became known as a cultural center during the 19th century.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Jose de Mayo: Trinidad (Plaza Constitucion, Parque natural de flora y fauna Dr. Talice, & more), Reserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo TaliceReserva de Flora y Fauna Dr. Rodolfo Talice (in Flores Department) and Balneario Kiyu (in Libertad). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Jose de Mayo, get outside with Sierras de Mahoma, experience rural life at La Rabida, and make a trip to Teatro Maccio.

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Getting from Fray Bentos to San Jose de Mayo by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Fray Bentos to San Jose de Mayo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fray Bentos in August: highs in San Jose de Mayo hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 47°F. You will leave for Montevideo on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in San Jose de Mayo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trinidad, Balneario Kiyu
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Parque Centenario ©
Parque Centenario
Teatro Maccio ©
Teatro Maccio
Sierras de Mahoma ©
Sierras de Mahoma

10
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.
Take a break from Montevideo with a short trip to Pizzorno Family Estates in Las Piedras, about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, and explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Montevideo online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Jose de Mayo to Montevideo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Montevideo sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Minas.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo

7
nights
Minas

Minas ©
The capital of Lavalleja Department, Minas has a population of over 38,000.
Minas is known for wildlife, nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Salto del Penitente, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salus' Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Arequita, and explore by horseback at Cabalgatas en Villa Serrana.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Minas sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Minas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Minas sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 14th (Fri), you'll travel to Rocha.

Things to do in Minas

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Parque Salto del Penitente ©
Parque Salto del Penitente
Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Parque Arqueologico Mina La Oriental ©

8
nights
Rocha

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rocha: Playa de Los Pescadores (in Punta del Diablo), Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio (in Cabo Polonio) and Medanos de la Barra de Valizas (in Valizas). Spend the 17th (Mon) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, don't miss a visit to Luna llena en el anden, stroll through Playa La Moza, and contemplate the waterfront views at Playa del Barco.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rocha trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Minas to Rocha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Rocha, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cabo Polonio, La Paloma, Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, Playa de Los Pescadores
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Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Piriapolis (Templo San Antonio, Cerro San Antonio, & more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa, head off the coast to Isla de Lobos, and make a trip to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este sightseeing planning app .

Getting from Rocha to Punta del Este by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Piriapolis, Maldonado, Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

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