11 days in Monterey & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

11 days in Monterey & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

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11 days in Monterey & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly + shuttle:  18​h 45​min
1
Monterey, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h
2
Lujan, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tigre, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

4
nights
Monterey, United States

Monterey ©
Monterey is a city in the U.S. Venture out of the city with trips to Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Moss Landing) and San Simeon (Friends of the Elephant Seal & Hearst Castle). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Monterey Bay Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail, do a tasting at Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room, and admire the landmark architecture of The Old Monterey Jail.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina to Monterey is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Monterey. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in November: high temperatures in Monterey hover around 21°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Lujan.

Things to do in Monterey

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Moss Landing, Pacific Grove, San Simeon, Point Lobos
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Monterey Bay Aquarium ©
Monterey Bay Aquarium
17-Mile Drive ©
17-Mile Drive
Point Lobos ©
Point Lobos

3
nights
Lujan, Argentina

Lujan ©
The small riverfront town of Lujan is best known for its main attraction, the imposing Gothic-style church dedicated to the patron saint of Argentina, Our Lady of Lujan.
Get out of town with these interesting Lujan side-trips: San Antonio de Areco (Parroquia San Antonio de Padua, Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes, & more) and LoDe Jime (in Mercedes). There's much more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Vuela, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of San Benito de Luján, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Lujan, and stroll around Plaza Colon.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lujan road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Monterey to Lujan. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Monterey in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Lujan: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tigre.

Things to do in Lujan

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

San Antonio de Areco, Estancia El Ombu de Areco, LoDe Jime, Vuela
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Vuela ©
Vuela
Parroquia San Antonio de Padua ©
Parroquia San Antonio de Padua

2
nights
Tigre, Argentina

Tigre ©
Teeming with weekend visitors and day-trippers from the national capital, Tigre and its lush nature offer a range of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get outside with Delta El Tigre, then explore the world behind art at Museo de arte Tigre, then get in on the family fun at Parque de la Costa, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Carmen. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Hipico San Isidro, see the interesting displays at Minka-Museo de Arte Moderno La Casa de Japon, then stop by La Boutique Del Libro, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Isidro.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tigre road trip tool .

You can drive from Lujan to Tigre in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Lujan in December, expect nights in Tigre to be a bit cooler, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tigre

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Isidro, La Boutique Del Libro, Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Carmen
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Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Museo de arte Tigre ©
Museo de arte Tigre
Parque de la Costa ©
Parque de la Costa

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