Uruguay is the second smallest country on our continent, which means only one thing for those who like to travel: Freedom! Being a relatively small country, you will not need a lot of time to explore it, and the options for tourist walks are not endless, aspects that facilitate the planning of your travel itinerary. However, you should not underestimate Uruguay for its size. In this country, you can carry out various activities and excursions, which will make you live an authentic gaucho experience with incredible party nights.
The perfect trip will always be the one in which you can relax, explore, learn, try, and enjoy everything planned and adjusted to the prepared budget. In this article, we will give you some tips, and we will show you landscapes, activities, and step by step on how to plan your trip to Uruguay.
Decide the best time to travel.
Uruguay, like Argentina, has very marked four seasons. If you want to make a more peaceful trip, where wine and gastronomic tours are not lacking and walks in the city with a romantic touch, choose the coldest seasons (from April to October). Now, if your idea is to spend the day on the beaches, go to the tourist centers and enjoy the heat, choose the summer (from November to March) to travel, but remember that with summer comes the high season accompanied by thousands of tourists. If you travel to Uruguay in the summer, we recommend you book your accommodation in advance.
Make the combo: Argentina + Uruguay.
After having spent a few days in Argentina, traveling to Uruguay is more common than you can imagine and is one of the best options to get to the Uruguayan nation. In this case, we advise you to cross the Río de la Plata, through the boats that leave the port of Buenos Aires and arrive in Colonia or Montevideo.
If you have a few days of travel after disembarking in Colonia, take the opportunity to take a walk through the historical center before renting a car to go to Montevideo and continue your journey.
Rent a car
The golden tip for those who have the fascinating idea of traveling to Uruguay on vacation is renting a car. Why? Because the roads are perfectly signposted, the distances are short, and public transport is a bit complicated; Also, you can make the stops you want and when you want. The only drawback for those who plan to leave Brazil with a rented car to go to Uruguay is that this is not possible, since it is mandatory to rent the vehicle in Uruguayan lands.
What you should have on hand when renting a car in Uruguay:
- Identity document with updated photo;
- Driver’s license;
- Green Card
It is also important to take into account national traffic laws and obey the speed limits allowed because Uruguayans are strict on the roads and even within the cities before those who disobey them. After all, you don’t want to take a ticket as a souvenir of your trip.
Prepare your travel route.
From north to south, in Uruguay, you will find different options for activities and excursions. Design a tailor-made itinerary based on your interests and tastes when traveling. Discover the most popular destinations and plot your route on the map to enjoy a little of everything while exploring this beautiful country.