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Best time to visit Uruguay

Our verdict

The best time to visit Uruguay is October-March

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, October-March is the best time to go to Uruguay.

In the summer months, temperatures in Montevideo can climb to a maximum of around 29℃ (85℉) during the day. The weather at night in the winter, which is around July-time, can get down to a minimum of 6℃ (44℉) in Montevideo. Other destinations in Uruguay can sometimes get even colder than this, so if you’re planning on visiting a few different places, make sure you check out the climate comparison table below.

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Uruguay when the days are longest, you should visit in December.¬†November sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Discover top destinations in Uruguay below and find out everything you need to know about when to travel, including detailed climate and weather information, and tools to help you find the best prices to help you book your trip.

Warmest month

January

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

December

Uruguay seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Uruguay is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Uruguay

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MontevideoOctober-March
28℃
20℃
27℃
20℃
24℃
18℃
21℃
15℃
18℃
13℃
15℃
10℃
13℃
9℃
15℃
10℃
16℃
11℃
19℃
13℃
22℃
15℃
26℃
18℃
Punta Del EsteOctober-March
25℃
20℃
25℃
20℃
23℃
19℃
21℃
16℃
18℃
14℃
15℃
11℃
13℃
10℃
15℃
10℃
16℃
12℃
18℃
13℃
21℃
16℃
24℃
18℃
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Top FAQs

Uruguay is in South America.
The warmest month of the year in Montevideo, one of the most popular places to visit in Uruguay, is January.
The driest month of the year in Montevideo, Uruguay, is usually around January each year.

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