Uruguay Trip Planner
Know Your Trip Budget for Your Dream Vacation to Uruguay
How to plan a trip to
Uruguay is one of South America’s best kept secrets. Sharing borders with Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay naturally has a lovely amalgamation of some of the most vibrant cultures in the world. Unfortunately, the liveliness of Brazil and the tourism quotient of Argentina somewhat overshadows the laid back nature of Uruguay. A country full of lovely art decos, old ports, steak houses and colonial homes- Uruguay offers the perfect lively getaway to anybody who wishes to explore it. Once a country with a long historic association with Spain, today it has retained the best of Spanish influence and you will see hints of Spanish culture in almost every nook and corner.
Citizens of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal , Romania, Russia, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States, and Venezuela can enter visa-free. Passport holders of India have to apply for a tourist visa, but this visa is free of cost. It is quite easy to get a visa to Uruguay, but make sure you apply in advance.
When to go
The best time to visit Uruguay is during the month of February because the carnival celebrations are completely amazing. You will get decently priced accommodations during the month of March, which also holds the famous Tacuarembó’s gaucho festival. October is the time to enjoy the tango festival or to enjoy a recreational time at Salto’s hot springs.
Destinations to cover
Most of the sights to see and things to do in Uruguay are close to the borders. Although if you want to explore the authenticity of the culture, then going into the depth of the country is something that you should definitely do. Most of the sights to see in Uruguay are cathedrals and churches. Your Uruguay travel guide should consist of Plaza Independencia, Solis Theatre, Palacio Salvo, Pocitos, Juan Manuel Blanes Museum, Palacio Taranco, Isla De Lobos, Artigas Mausoleum, Museo Torres Garcia, Punta Colorada, Laguna Del Sauce, Estevez Palace, Punta Brava Lighthouse, Museo Del Hombre y la Technologia, Rio Negro and Juncal Island.
Get in and around
Carrasco International Airport is the best answer for how to reach Uruguay. A lot of flights operate in and out of here and you are sure to get a connecting flight if not a direct one. You can also choose to enter by train, by car, by bus or by boat. You can get around by bus, rent a car or take taxis.
Hotels and Food
There are plenty of accommodation options available in all the three ranges- budget, mid-range and luxury. The food is decently priced, but remember that tipping is appreciated and you should tip at about ten percent. Some of the dishes that you should definitely try out are chivito and asado. The cuisine here is highly influenced by the Spanish and you will find a lot of European dishes being commonly eaten here.
How much does it cost to travel to Uruguay
Plan your trip to Uruguay with an estimated budget for your travel. The average daily cost of food in Uruguay is USD 64.63 per person. For a family of four, the cost of eating out is USD 258.52. For accommodation, be ready to spend around USD 60 for a budget accommodation and USD 150 for a luxury hotel, per day, per person. For getting around Uruguay, you will need a rough figure of USD 28.82 per day. For detailed Uruguay trip cost calculator, use Uruguay Trip Planner.
Average Price of a Luxury Trip in Uruguay
Average Daily Cost* USD 292 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 2044 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 4088 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 8760 Per Person
Average Price of a Mid-Range Trip in Uruguay
Average Daily Cost* USD 279 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 1953 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 3906 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 8370 Per Person
Average Price of a Budget Trip in Uruguay
Average Daily Cost* USD 104 Per Person
Cost for One Week USD 728 Per Person
Cost for Two Weeks USD 1456 Per Person
Cost for One Month USD 3120 Per Person
*Based on Food, Accommodation & Transportation
How much will it cost once you're in Uruguay
- 3-Course meal (mid-range) USD 25.85
- Fast food Combo meal USD 8.73
- Coffee (Cappuccino regular) USD 3.2
- Bottle of Water (1.5 L) USD 1.35
- Soft Drinks (Coke/Pepsi, 0.33 L) USD 1.46
- Domestic Beer (0.5 L) USD 1.94
- Budget Accommodation USD 60
- Luxury Accommodation USD 150
- Taxi Start (Standard Tariff) USD 1.29
- Taxi per km (Standard Tariff) USD 0.72
- One-way Ticket (Local Transit) USD 1.15
- Fuel (1 L) USD 1.6