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Mercedes to Carmelo, Uruguay - 2hrs Bus (105kms) Via Dolores & Palmira

Uruguay travel blog by Mark Berman - May 2012   » View Photoset (24 Photos)

Mark Berman, South America backpacker for 10yrs!
I travelled south from Mercedes to Carmelo on Ruta 21 which took 2hrs (105kms). The bus passed through the small cities of Dolores and Palmira, it was a scenic
Uruguay Photo - Unsealed road leading to farms off the highway between Dolores and Palmira.
Unsealed road leading to farms off the highway between Dolores and Palmira.
journey and I tried to capture this in the photos that I took along the way.

To Dolores

During the first hour to Dolores we passed many cattle farms with their windmills, tractors and rows of tall trees. We stopped in Dolores for about 15mins and I had a quick look around the main plaza - Plaza Constitucion. It's an attractive plaza with monument 'Accion de Dolores' and a cathedral on one side, there are tall palm trees and some smaller trees with magneta colored flowers, very nice.

To and Through Palmira

Continuing out of Dolores we passed more interesting and beautiful countryside - flat and open, the yellow leaves of the trees glistening in the sun and glowing golden hay bales laying in the fields. We arrived in Palmira as the sun was setting, the streets and houses were draped in a captivating orange / gold color as the sun went down. Palmira has many historical buildings and houses, the trees made interesting and picturesque patterns on their facades. I caught some of these sights with my camera as the bus quickly passed through the city without stopping. Shortly after we arrived in Carmelo where I spent the night.

     

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Distances & times (if available) from about halfway from Mercedes to Carmelo (Uruguay) to:


Map location: Mercedes to Carmelo, Uruguay. I traveled south from Mercedes to Carmelo on Ruta 21 which took 2hrs, the bus passed through the small cities of Dolores and Palmira, it was a scenic journey and I tried to capture this in the photos that I took along the way!
 A : Mercedes - Uruguay 34 kms 34 kms straight distance | 43mins 43mins by car (43 kms) | 51mins 51mins by bus (43 kms) (43 kms)
 B : Carmelo - Uruguay 51 kms 51 kms straight distance | 1hr 1hr by car (65 kms) | 1hr 12mins 1hr 12mins by bus (65 kms) (65 kms)
 C : Fray Bentos - Uruguay 46 kms 46 kms straight distance | 1hr 17mins 1hr 17mins by car (81 kms) | 1hr 32mins 1hr 32mins by bus (81 kms) (81 kms)
 D : Buenos Aires to Montevideo - Uruguay 117 kms 117 kms straight distance | 2hrs 2hrs by car (134 kms) | 2hrs 24mins 2hrs 24mins by bus (134 kms) (134 kms)
 E : Colonia del Sacramento - Uruguay 108 kms 108 kms straight distance | 1hr 58mins 1hr 58mins by car (142 kms) | 2hrs 21mins 2hrs 21mins by bus (142 kms) (142 kms)
 F : Colon - Argentina 145 kms 145 kms straight distance | 2hrs 33mins 2hrs 33mins by car (205 kms) | 3hrs 3mins 3hrs 3mins by bus (205 kms) (205 kms)
 G : Paysandu - Uruguay 136 kms 136 kms straight distance | 2hrs 46mins 2hrs 46mins by car (207 kms) | 3hrs 19mins 3hrs 19mins by bus (207 kms) (207 kms)
 H : Buenos Aires - Argentina 124 kms 124 kms straight distance | 5hrs 26mins 5hrs 26mins by car (243 kms) | 6hrs 31mins 6hrs 31mins by bus (243 kms) (243 kms)
 I : Montevideo - Uruguay 223 kms 223 kms straight distance | 3hrs 18mins 3hrs 18mins by car (262 kms) | 3hrs 57mins 3hrs 57mins by bus (262 kms) (262 kms)
 J : Rosario - Argentina 244 kms 244 kms straight distance | 4hrs 42mins 4hrs 42mins by car (379 kms) | 5hrs 38mins 5hrs 38mins by bus (379 kms) (379 kms)
 K : Maldonado - Uruguay 334 kms 334 kms straight distance | 5hrs 7mins 5hrs 7mins by car (384 kms) | 6hrs 8mins 6hrs 8mins by bus (384 kms) (384 kms)
 L : Punta del Este - Uruguay 340 kms 340 kms straight distance | 5hrs 17mins 5hrs 17mins by car (391 kms) | 6hrs 20mins 6hrs 20mins by bus (391 kms) (391 kms)
 M : Parana - Argentina 296 kms 296 kms straight distance | 5hrs 16mins 5hrs 16mins by car (405 kms) | 6hrs 19mins 6hrs 19mins by bus (405 kms) (405 kms)
 N : Tacuarembo / Durazno - Uruguay 289 kms 289 kms straight distance | 5hrs 16mins 5hrs 16mins by car (418 kms) | 6hrs 19mins 6hrs 19mins by bus (418 kms) (418 kms)
 O : Santa Fe - Argentina 319 kms 319 kms straight distance | 5hrs 17mins 5hrs 17mins by car (426 kms) | 6hrs 20mins 6hrs 20mins by bus (426 kms) (426 kms)
Driving times are accurate but approximate and are listed in the order of driving distance! Drive times are always affected by weather conditions, the terrain, time of day, altitude, dinner and bathroom stops, animals on the road, protests, a fast or slow bus driver, police checkpoints, border and river crossings, dropping off and picking up passengers etc. These drive times are obtained from Google Maps and are meant as a guide. Note however, times quoted in the main text of this page are exactly as the author experienced it.


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