27 days in Uruguay, Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

27 days in Uruguay, Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

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27 days in Uruguay, Buenos Aires & Puerto Iguazu Itinerary

Start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
shuttle + Fly:  15​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Piriapolis, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
— Few hours
taxi + bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
6
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  29​h
End: Ljubljana, Slovenia

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa La Balandra and Playa Bagliardi. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de La Plata and Puerto Madero. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Delta El Tigre (in Tigre), Berisso (Palo Blanco & Playa Municipal) and Dardo Rocha Museum and Archives (in La Plata). There's much more to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, and shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21-hour combination of shuttle and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ljubljana to Buenos Aires is minus 4 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in December, with highs in Buenos Aires at 33°C and lows at 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Berisso, La Plata, Delta El Tigre, Basilica de Lujan, Catedral de San Isidro
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Horseback Riding Tours
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata

9
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.
Visit Playa Santa Ana and Las Toscas Balneario for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Balneario Kiyu and Playa Pocitos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Montevideo: Canelones (Pizzorno Family Estates, Establecimiento Juanico, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Iglesia de las Carmelitas, browse the collection at Libreria Puro Verso, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, and try to win big at Sofitel Montevideo Casino.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Montevideo itinerary planning website .

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Montevideo when traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Piriapolis.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Canelones, Balneario Kiyu, Playa Santa Ana
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Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas

3
nights
Piriapolis, Uruguay

Piriapolis ©
Founded in 1890, Piriapolis ranks among the premier beach resort destinations in the country.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas and Iglesia de Piria. Get outdoors at Pan De Azucar and Balneario Argentino. Explore Piriapolis' surroundings by going to Minas (Cerro Arequita & Valle del Hilo de la Vida). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Cerro San Antonio and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa San Francisco.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Piriapolis driving holiday app .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Piriapolis takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Piriapolis are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Piriapolis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Minas, Pan De Azucar, Balneario Argentino
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Cerro Arequita ©
Cerro Arequita
Pan De Azucar ©
Pan De Azucar
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas ©
Museo de Replicas en Miniaturas

few
hours
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

Cabo Polonio
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cabo Polonio trip maker site .

You can drive from Piriapolis to Cabo Polonio in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Time to Amazon Time is minus 1 hour. On the 11th (Sat), you're off toPunta del Diablo.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors Parks Beaches

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Artigas Monument, then contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Viuda.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta del Diablo holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Cabo Polonio to Punta del Diablo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fortress of Santa Teresa
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Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Playa de la Viuda ©
Playa de la Viuda

4
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Iguazu Falls and Salto San Martin. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino and Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Iguazu to Iguazu National Park to see Salto Bernabe Mendez about 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Sendero Macuco, take a leisurely stroll along Paseo de la Identidad, identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, and don't miss a visit to Selva Iryapu La Reserva.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Punta del Diablo to Puerto Iguazu. Traveling from Punta del Diablo to Puerto Iguazu, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

few
hours
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (33°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 18th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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