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Day 8
13h 53m
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9,280 km
Day 9

Travel Tips

Of course! Visiting the Uruguayan cities Montevideo, Durazno, and Maldonado will give you a great experience of South American culture, history, and beautiful landscapes. Here are some travel tips:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Uruguay is during its summer months, from December to March, when you can enjoy the beaches and warm weather.

Route and Accessibility:
Montevideo is the capital and the international airport Carrasco is well connected worldwide. From Montevideo, you can take a bus or rent a car to get to Durazno, which is approximately 200 km away. From Durazno, use bus again to reach Maldonado which is on the southeastern tip of Uruguay, approx. 230 km.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Uruguay is primarily a low-lying country so there’s virtually no risk of altitude sickness.

Accommodation and Booking:
There are plenty of hospitality options ranging from luxury hotels in Montevideo to charming guesthouses. Try to choose accommodations that fit within your budget, and don't forget to book in advance for peak season.

Clothing and Essentials:
Summers can be hot so light clothes, a hat, sunglasses and a good sunscreen are a must. Don’t forget to pack your swimwear if you’re planning on enjoying the beaches. Winters are mild but do pack a warm jacket or layers.

Health and Safety:
Always keep an eye on your belongings, especially in crowded places. Make sure your travel insurance covers you for any potential accidents or illnesses.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Uruguayans are quite relaxed and informal. However, they appreciate politeness and respect for personal space. When you meet someone for the first time, it's common to greet them with a kiss on the cheek. Spanish is the official language of Uruguay, so learning a few phrases would be beneficial.