27 days in Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu & Uruguay Itinerary

27 days in Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu & Uruguay Itinerary

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27 days in Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazu & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
2
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
ferry:  2​h
4
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— Few hours
bus:  3​h
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Piriapolis, Uruguay
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
7
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 7 nights
ferry:  7​h
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  25​h
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for gifts at La casa del dulce de leche PLAZA DORREGO.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires travel route planner.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in December: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping

1
night
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
You've now added Jardin de los Picaflores to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu online trip planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino ©
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Take a break from the city and head to Delta El Tigre and Playa La Balandra. Explore Buenos Aires further: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Recoleta, examine the collection at Fragata ARA Sarmiento, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. You will leave for Colonia del Sacramento on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Delta El Tigre, Playa La Balandra
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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hours
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Real de San Carlos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip builder .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Playa Real de San Carlos ©
Playa Real de San Carlos

7
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balneario Kiyu and Las Toscas Balneario. Relax by the water at Cuchilla alta and Playa del buceo. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, grab your bike and head to Orange Bike, and kick back and relax at Ramirez Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Montevideo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Piriapolis.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Canelones, Balneario Kiyu
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Orange Bike ©
Orange Bike
Playa del buceo ©
Playa del buceo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
Piriapolis, Uruguay

Piriapolis ©
Founded in 1890, Piriapolis ranks among the premier beach resort destinations in the country.
Escape the urban bustle at Pan De Azucar and Playa Punta Colorada. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro San Antonio and Mina de Oro Arrospide. Venture out of the city with trips to Balneario Argentino (in Canelones) and Cerro Arequita (in Minas). There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa San Francisco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Piriapolis sightseeing planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Piriapolis by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Piriapolis, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Piriapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Minas, Balneario Argentino, Pan De Azucar
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Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar
Playa Punta Colorada ©
Playa Punta Colorada

7
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de la Viuda and Playa Los Botes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa La Moza and Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Diablo: Cabo Polonio (Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio & Playa de la Calavera), Grutas de Salamanca (in Aigua) and Medanos de la Barra de Valizas (in Valizas). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, kick back and relax at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, pause for some photo ops at Artigas Monument, and stroll through Playa Grande.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Diablo online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Piriapolis to Punta del Diablo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Piriapolis to Punta del Diablo due to the time zone difference. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cabo Polonio, La Coronilla, Rocha, Grutas de Salamanca, Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
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Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda
Playa La Moza ©
Playa La Moza
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero and then take a stroll through Puerto Madero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, then kick back and relax at Playa Municipal, and then stroll through Palo Blanco.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires journey planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Berisso
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Palermo Chico ©
Palermo Chico

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