Flights to Uruguay: practical information
Cheap airlines to Uruguay
Uruguay may be small in size but it packs a lot of punch when it comes to sights and experiences. Start planning your Uruguay holiday with cheap flights to Montevideo, Carrasco International Airport (MVD). American Airlines, LAN, Cope Airlines, among others, offer flights to Uruguay.
When to book flights to Uruguay
Uruguay doesn’t have any mountains so weather can be unpredictable and can change quite rapidly. Generally though, the weather is superb during the summer, November to February. Book your flights to Uruguay at least 6 months in advance.
- Peak season: Summer, November to February.
- Low season: Winter, July-August.
Flights to Uruguay take at least 17 hours with stopovers from London.
Experience Uruguay: what to see, what to do
The name Uruguay means, river of the colourful birds, and you can just imagine what awaits you in this beautiful South American country! From a stunning Atlantic coast with great beaches to Colonia’s architecture and picking oranges in the north, Uruguay has plenty for you to discover!
Essentials in Uruguay
Beaches: Uruguay’s beaches are beautiful. Punta del Diablo, Fortaleza de Santa Teresa and Cabo Polonio are just a few, but a good start for your trip.
Colonia: Declared an UNESCO WHS, Colonia’s old cobble-stone streets and colonial architecture make it a mainstay on the country’s tourist trail. The town is gorgeous and the eight museums cost only a few pennies to get in.
Tacuarembo: Located in the north, this town is the centre for Gaucho culture and is also the birthplace of Carlos Gardel, the most important figure in the history of tango. Don’t miss his namesake museum while you’re here!
Find more information on Visit Uruguay.
Accommodation in Uruguay
If you’re all about the beach while you’re in Uruguay then a beach-front hotel or beach house is the best option. Prices tend to spike up during high season, especially in the first two weeks of January. Hotels need to be booked at least a couple months in advance.