24 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

24 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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24 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Rosario, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland


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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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires vacation planning site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires is minus 4 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Amsterdam in January: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

1
night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 1st (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally stop by Almacen La Carlota.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary builder website .

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take a stroll through Pocitos, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Tango - La Cumparsita, and finally ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Montevideo vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Punta del Este.

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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and finally stroll through Playa Mansa. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cerro San Antonio, examine the collection at Museo del Mar, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava, and finally snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este trip planning app .

Take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

2
nights
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Take a break from Punta del Diablo with a short trip to Beaches at Cabo Polonio in Cabo Polonio, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Santa Teresa National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Punta del Diablo, take in the views from Puente Colgante, and stroll through Playa de la Viuda.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Punta del Diablo route planning website .

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rocha, Beaches at Cabo Polonio, Puente Colgante
Highlights from your plan
Santa Teresa National Park ©
Santa Teresa National Park
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires vacation planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Punta del Diablo to Buenos Aires. The time zone changes from Amazon Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Palermo ©
Palermo
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

3
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.
On the 10th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, go deep underground at Wanda Mines, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo, look for gifts at Almandina, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salta holiday planner .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in February: high temperatures in Salta hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Keep things going the next day: walk around Parque General San Martin, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Mendoza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Salta, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rosario.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Museums Wineries
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Rosario, Argentina

Rosario ©
Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
On the 17th (Mon), walk around Parque de la Independencia, then walk around Parque Nacional a la Bandera, and then make a trip to Teatro El Circulo. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Monumento Historico Nacional a la Bandera, examine the collection at Museo Municipal De Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino, and then get your bearings at City Center Rosario.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rosario vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Mendoza to Rosario in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rosario

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Parque Nacional a la Bandera ©
Parque Nacional a la Bandera
Teatro El Circulo ©
Teatro El Circulo

1
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip planning website .

Getting from Rosario to Buenos Aires by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Catedral Metropolitana ©
Catedral Metropolitana

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