16 days in Buenos Aires & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

16 days in Buenos Aires & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 12 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 12 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Visiting Parque 3 de Febrero and Reserva Ecologica will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: Catedral de la Plata (in La Plata), San Isidro (Catedral de San Isidro & Villa Ocampo) and Museo de arte Tigre (in Tigre). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through Calle Defensa, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and shop like a local with Recoleta.

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If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Iguazu National Park

— 3 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: go deep underground at Wanda Mines and then explore the activities along Lago Urugua-i.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips