12 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

12 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

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12 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: San Jose, Costa Rica
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h 15​min
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
ferry:  4​h
3
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: San Jose, Costa Rica

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
You've added Recoleta Mall, Calle Florida, Galerias Pacifico, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, stop by Feria de Artesanos de Plaza Francia, appreciate the history behind Floralis Generica, and admire the natural beauty at Japanese Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip planning website .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Buenos Aires is 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cafe Tortoni ©
Cafe Tortoni
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Jardin Japones ©
Jardin Japones

3
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
When in Montevideo, make a side trip to see Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones, approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Matriz, and admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo.

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Fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Mar del Plata is known for historic sites, beaches, parks, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, get in on the family fun at Aquasol Water Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, and admire the landmark architecture of Torreon del Monje.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Mar del Plata takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Montevideo in March, plan for little chillier nights in Mar del Plata, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
Torre Tanque ©
Torre Tanque

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