Culture, vineyards, and beaches in up-and-coming Uruguay

Uruguay is a small country with many unique and beautiful destinations located within a short distance from one another. This seven-day itinerary offers travelers the perfect blend of urban, rural, and coastal facets with stops in Montevideo, the sierras, and José Ignacio. A perfect example of slow travel, explore the beauty of Uruguay by staying in some of the most architecturally arresting luxury properties.

Who is a Luxury Uruguay Escape trip best for?

Travelers who have a week to explore Uruguay and want a balanced mix of city and culture, vineyards and countryside, and beaches.

Day-to-day itinerary

DAYS 1 & 2:

Arrive in Montevideo, Sofitel

DAYS 3 & 4:

DAYS 5, 6, & 7:

Luxury Uruguay Escape trip highlights

  • This journey begins in Montevideo. Once here, you'll have two days to explore the cultural capital of Uruguay. Sitting on the Atlantic Ocean and the mouth of the Rio Plata, which separates Uruguay from Argentina, the city embraces its identity as both a port city and a beach city. Spend your days exploring the historic center, the bustling central market, numerous cafés, pubs, boutiques, and art galleries. Just make sure to leave time to sit and watch the sunset at "La Rambla," the uninterrupted 13-mile coastal boardwalk popular with locals for jogging, biking, dog walking, and sipping mate tea with friends and family.
  • Next, make a 2.5-hour transfer eastward along the coast and inland to "hill country" in the wild sierras of eastern Uruguay. Here, you will spend two nights at the spectacular Sacromonte Landscape Hotel. Equal parts art, architecture, vineyard, and sustainability project, the Landscape Hotel is completely unique. Opt to stay on-site, enjoying the gorgeous hills and vineyards, exploring the hiking trails, swimming in your private plunge pool, and dining farm-to-table. Or, venture out to nearby Pueblo Eden for more wine and olive oil tastings.
  • Transfer to the Hamptons-like beach town of José Ignacio and spend three days in the sand and surf at Bahia Vik or Playa Vik. Spend your days at the beach, walking to cafés and restaurants renowned for fresh seafood. Or, take a day to explore nearby Punta del Este, the glamorous and modern beach city that's home to a number of incredible art galleries and art exhibitions.

Price

Starting at $8,450 per person sharing in 2024.

When is the best time to travel to Uruguay?

José Ignacio is a seasonal city that's bursting with life between December and January, and is particularly popular for holiday travel. Traveling anytime between late October and late March will ensure the best beach weather and that plenty of restaurants and cafés remain open for dining.

Luxury Uruguay Escape map

Montevideo

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Uruguayan Wine Country

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José Ignacio

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Easy extensions

Extend your luxury Uruguay vacation with a stop at the charming river town of Colonia for more beautiful sunsets and great food. Or take a quick flight or the ferry to Buenos Aires to explore Argentina.

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