23 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

23 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

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23 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  29​h
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Escape the urban bustle at Cataratas del Iguazu and Lago Urugua-i. Step off the beaten path and head to Wanda Mines and Minas Tierra Colorada. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Iguazu National Park is 5 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Vancouver in November: high temperatures in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda, Lago Urugua-i
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

7
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.
Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Valle de Uco. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega La Azul and Bodega Chandon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Monasterio del Cristo Orante (in Tupungato), Cristo de la Hermandad y Via Crucis de la Montana (in Los Arboles) and Maipu (Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora & Familia Zuccardi). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, admire all the interesting features of El Camino de las 365 Curvas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, and explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Mendoza takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Mendoza, with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Maipu, Tupungato, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Cristo de la Hermandad y Via Crucis de la Montana, El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Pizzorno Family Estates and Iglesia de las Carmelitas. Get some historical perspective at Pittamiglio"s Castle and Sinergia Design. Explore Montevideo's surroundings by going to Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar), Punta del Este (Museo – Taller de Casapueblo & Arboretum Lussich) and Mirador Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). The adventure continues: make a trip to Montevideo Sign, explore the world behind art at Museo Torres Garcia, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Montevideo, and take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Montevideo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from Mendoza, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Montevideo, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pizzorno Family Estates, Arboretum Lussich, Pan De Azucar
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Lujan and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parque 3 de Febrero and Plaza de Mayo. Take a break from Buenos Aires with a short trip to Museo de La Plata in La Plata, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Montevideo in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Basilica de Lujan, Museo de La Plata
Highlights from your plan
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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