32 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

32 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Punta del Este Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
6
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22

Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Parque Provincial Aconcagua and Plaza Independencia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Tupungato (Valle de Uco, La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip, &more). On the 24th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parque General San Martin, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, admire the landmark architecture of Colegio Nacional Agustin Alvarez, and experience the excitement of La Barrica Vinoteca.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza itinerary website.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Mendoza is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Florianopolis in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, walk around Parque Municipal Llao Llao, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Family-friendly places like Tierra del Fuego National Park and Isla Martillo will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take in the exciting artwork at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and hike along Glacier Martial.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, expect nights in Ushuaia to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Mar del Plata, Argentina

— 1 night

Happy City

Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
On the 5th (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa Varese, then cool off at Aquopolis, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Perla, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata itinerary maker.

Getting from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Ushuaia in January, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Mar del Plata: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Attractions like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Parque 3 de Febrero make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and stop by Palermo.

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

Fly from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mar del Plata in January since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 5 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kids will enjoy Plaza Independencia and Ciudad Vieja. Step out of Montevideo to go to Colonia del Sacramento and see Puerta de la Ciudadela, which is approximately 2h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, and walk around Parque Rodo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo online itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Montevideo, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 6 nights

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Attractions like Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Playa Solanas make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena), Castillo de Piria (in Piriapolis) and Jose Ignacio (Laguna Jose Ignacio & Playa de Jose Ignacio). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, get outside with MAREAS Escuela de Buceo, kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este trip builder.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.