9 days in Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

9 days in Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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9 days in Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Buenos Aires

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip maker site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): walk around Parque General San Martin, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On your second day here, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip website .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect nights in Mendoza to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Iguazu National Park

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 21st (Sat): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Wanda
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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