16 days in Argentina, Punta Arenas & Montevideo Itinerary

16 days in Argentina, Punta Arenas & Montevideo Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
3
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 4 nights
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planning app.

Philadelphia, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in November, you will find days in Buenos Aires are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are much hotter (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Bodega Matervini and Bodega Tierras Altas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Vinoteca Dos Puntos and Mercado Centralfor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Mendoza to Maipu to see Casa El Enemigo about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodega Ruca Malen, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mendoza trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mendoza by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in Mendoza are a bit warmer (83°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Casa El Enemigo
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience

4
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
For shopping fun, head to Kenavic or La Esquina del Remate. Get outdoors at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Strait of Magellan. Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, go for a walk through Costanera de Punta Arenas, see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, and explore and take pictures at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Punta Arenas route planning app.

You can fly from Mendoza to Punta Arenas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Punta Arenas is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Mendoza, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Punta Arenas, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 40°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Museo Naval y Maritimo ©
Museo Naval y Maritimo
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): trek along Reserva Ecologica, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, then make a trip to Avenida 9 De Julio, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta Arenas to Buenos Aires. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Punta Arenas in November: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 75°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Palacio Barolo ©
Palacio Barolo
Reserva Ecologica ©
Reserva Ecologica

2
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, visit Ciudad Vieja, then examine the collection at Museo del Tango - La Cumparsita, and finally hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, immerse yourself in nature at El Rosedal, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Velodromo Municipal, and finally take a stroll through Pocitos.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo planning tool.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in December since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Mercado del Puerto ©
Mercado del Puerto
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): visit Calle Defensa, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, and finally don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then take a stroll through Recoleta, then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montevideo in December since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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