17 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America itinerary maker

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

17 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bus + Fly:  7​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 6 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  8​h 45​min
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Bus:  2​h
5
Maldonado, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Catedral Primada as well as Floralis Generica. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Buenos Aires vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

6
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
El Calafate is known for nature, museums, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, you will find days in El Calafate are much colder (17°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
nights
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 21st (Tue), visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally take a stroll through Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Bastion Del Carmen, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de toros Real de San Carlos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from El Calafate to Colonia del Sacramento in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from El Calafate, expect much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Colonia del Sacramento, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castillo Pittamiglio, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Maldonado.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

1
night
Maldonado, Uruguay

Maldonado ©
One of the larger cities in the country, Maldonado draws visitors primarily interested in the city's coastline and the wider region's beaches.
On the 24th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena and then snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Maldonado fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Montevideo to Maldonado by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In January in Maldonado, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Museums Parks Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena
Playa Punta Ballena ©
Playa Punta Ballena

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip maker site .

Getting from Maldonado to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Calle Museo Caminito ©
Calle Museo Caminito

Similar Plans

15 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM CANADA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Uruguay, Argentina & Chile BY A USER FROM BRAZIL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM MALTA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Argentina & Chile BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in United States & South America BY A USER FROM VIETNAM January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM BELGIUM January, outdoors, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM BELGIUM October, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Argentina BY A USER FROM MALTA March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans