10 days in Argentina, Foz do Iguacu & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

10 days in Argentina, Foz do Iguacu & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

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10 days in Argentina, Foz do Iguacu & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
2
Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + shuttle + foot + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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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.
Visit La Boca and Plaza de Mayo for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of San Telmo, make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires day trip website .

If you are flying in from Mexico, the closest major airports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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La Boca
La Boca
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

Foz do Iguacu ©
A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Iguazu Falls has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddhist Temple, then steep yourself in history at Triple Frontier, and then look for gifts at Orquidario Vale Das Orquideas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museu de Cera Dreamland, see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, and then enjoy some diversion at Wake Iguassu Cable Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Foz do Iguacu visit planner .

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Foz do Iguacu by car takes about 19 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Colonia del Sacramento in January: highs in Foz do Iguacu hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Buddhist Temple ©
Buddhist Temple
Triple Frontier ©
Triple Frontier

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nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
On the 31st (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Foz do Iguacu to Ushuaia by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Foz do Iguacu in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

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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 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, then stop by Almacen La Carlota, and finally wander the streets of Barrio Historico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Colonia del Sacramento in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in January: high temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to ride a ferry back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

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