26 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

26 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

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26 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Warsaw, Poland
Fly:  21​h
1
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
6
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
11
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Warsaw, Poland


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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, then appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Chocolates Edelweiss, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then explore the activities along Lago Roca.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip planner .

Warsaw, Poland to Ushuaia is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Warsaw to Ushuaia is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Warsaw, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Tours

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Lago Roca
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Helicopter Tours

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then get outside with Enjoy!.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in September, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nahuel Huapi Lake and Chocolates Rapanui. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, stroll through Circuito Chico, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Municipal.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in September: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Nahuel Huapi Lake ©
Nahuel Huapi Lake
Room Escape Games

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and Rosedal De Palermo. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lagos de Palermo.

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Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Horseback Riding Tours
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then get a sense of history and politics at Estevez Palace, and finally do a tasting at Pizzorno Family Estates. On the next day, wander the streets of Pocitos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, and then hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo day trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

2
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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 20th (Fri): make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, learn about winemaking at Vina Eden, admire the landmark architecture of Casapueblo, then explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, and finally don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este. On the next day, kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, and then examine the collection at Museo del Mar.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este online attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Punta del Este are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Casapueblo
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

2
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Los Gigantes and then examine the collection at Museo de Ninos Barrilete. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gruta de Lourdes Alta Gracia, browse the exhibits of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, and finally steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba travel route tool .

You can fly from Punta del Este to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cordoba, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gruta de Lourdes Alta Gracia
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Los Gigantes
Los Gigantes

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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.
On the 24th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Pingos Horse Riding, do a tasting at Bodega Renacer, then do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, and finally experience rural life at Olivicola Maguay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque General San Martin, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mendoza tour site .

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Mendoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Mendoza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Olivicola Maguay
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

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nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes, and then head outdoors with Overland Salta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Virgen del Cerro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally admire the striking features of Centro Cultural America.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Salta holiday site .

You can fly from Mendoza to Salta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Salta are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Plaza 9 de Julio ©
Plaza 9 de Julio
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Provincial Urugua-i Park and then go deep underground at Wanda Mines.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda Mines, Provincial Urugua-i Park
Highlights from your plan
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Wanda Mines ©
Wanda Mines

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