Route & dates
4 days in Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary
Start: Buenos Aires
La Plata— 1 day
Tandil— 1 night
Mar del Plata— 2 nights
Fly: 2h 45min
End: Buenos Aires
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In many ways a mini version of the national capital, attractive La Plata features a laid-back charm all its own thanks to its innovative layout.Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza Moreno, then have fun and explore at Museo de La Plata, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Plata.
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Buenos Aires to La Plata is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in La Plata. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tandil.
Things to do in La Plata
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Calvario, then get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Morisco, and finally make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte.
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You can drive from La Plata to Tandil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from La Plata in December, Tandil is a bit cooler at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mar del Plata.
Things to do in Tandil
Mar del Plata
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.Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take advantage of the amenities at Playa Varese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Puerto de Mar del Plata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mogotes, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo MAR, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Torreon del Monje, and finally don't miss a visit to Torre Tanque.
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You can drive from Tandil to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.