15 days in Falkland Islands & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

15 days in Falkland Islands & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

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15 days in Falkland Islands & Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
West Falkland, Falkland Islands
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + shuttle:  15​h 15​min
3
La Plata, Argentina
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + foot + shuttle + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tandil, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Lujan, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tigre, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

4
nights
Stanley, Falkland Islands

Stanley ©
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Step out of Stanley with an excursion to Bertha's Beach in Mount Pleasant--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Volunteer Point, pause for some photo ops at 1982 Liberation Memorial, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Longdon, and take an in-depth tour of Falkland Islands Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Stanley road trip website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Stanley is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in February, with highs in Stanley at 14°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to West Falkland.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

East Falkland, Bertha's Beach
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Volunteer Point ©
Volunteer Point
Bluff Cove Lagoon ©
Bluff Cove Lagoon
Falkland Islands Museum ©
Falkland Islands Museum

1
night
West Falkland, Falkland Islands

West Falkland ©
The second largest of the Falkland Islands yet home to less than 200 inhabitants, West Falkland makes up for a lack of people with rugged scenery.
On the 20th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore New Island Conservation Trust and then step off the mainland to explore Pebble Island.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the West Falkland online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Stanley to West Falkland in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to La Plata.

Things to do in West Falkland

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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New Island Conservation Trust ©
New Island Conservation Trust

1
night
La Plata, Argentina

La Plata ©
In many ways a mini version of the national capital, attractive La Plata features a laid-back charm all its own thanks to its innovative layout.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Plaza Moreno and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Plata. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Republica de los Ninos, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de La Plata, and then see the sky in a new way at Planetario Ciudad de La Plata.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Plata day trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from West Falkland to La Plata in 15.5 hours. In February in La Plata, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in La Plata

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Republica de los Ninos ©
Republica de los Ninos

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), stroll through Punta Mogotes, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Puerto de Mar del Plata, then kick back and relax at Playa Varese, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Museo Casa sobre el Arroyo - Casa del Puente, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Torreon del Monje, and finally make a trip to Torre Tanque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata online travel planner .

Getting from La Plata to Mar del Plata by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mar del Plata when traveling from La Plata in February, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Tandil.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Puerto de Mar del Plata
Puerto de Mar del Plata
Torreon del Monje ©
Torreon del Monje
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©

2
nights
Tandil, Argentina

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, then stroll around Parque Independencia, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Morisco, and finally appreciate the history behind Cristo de las Sierras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Piedra Movediza, get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Santa Gema, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Calvario.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tandil trip maker website .

Drive from Mar del Plata to Tandil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tandil are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Lujan.

Things to do in Tandil

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Cerro El Centinela ©
Cerro El Centinela
Lago y Dique del Fuerte ©
Lago y Dique del Fuerte
Monte Calvario ©
Monte Calvario

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbey of San Benito de Luján, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ZOO Lujan, then see the interesting displays at Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Lujan.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lujan trip planner .

Getting from Tandil to Lujan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. While traveling from Tandil, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Lujan, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tigre.

Things to do in Lujan

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan
ZOO Lujan ©
ZOO Lujan
Abbey of San Benito de Luján ©
Abbey of San Benito de Luján

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.
On the 28th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Puerto de Frutos, get to know the resident critters at Temaiken Biopark, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Carmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at La Boutique Del Libro, get in on the family fun at Parque de la Costa, then head outdoors with Delta El Tigre, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de arte Tigre.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tigre tour builder .

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. When traveling from Lujan in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tigre, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Tigre

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Parroquia Nuestra Senora Del Carmen, Temaiken Biopark, La Boutique Del Libro
Highlights from your plan
Temaiken Biopark ©
Temaiken Biopark
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Museo de arte Tigre ©
Museo de arte Tigre

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