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

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

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— Few hours
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
— Few hours
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes BA Street Art Tours, Biking Buenos Aires, Parrilla Tour Buenos Aires, and other attractions you added. On the 11th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, then learn the tricks of the trade with Parrilla Tour Buenos Aires, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Madero. Keep things going the next day: tour in harmony with nature at Biking Buenos Aires, gain interesting insight with BA Street Art Tours, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online itinerary planner.

Orlando, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Orlando to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. In September, Buenos Aires is colder than Orlando - with highs of 64°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 81°F to lows of 58°F. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Parque das Aves Bird Park as well as Macuco Safari. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get active on the water at Macuco Safari and then meet the residents at Parque das Aves Bird Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Foz do Iguacu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Foz do Iguacu can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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Parque das Aves Bird Park ©
Parque das Aves Bird Park
Macuco Safari ©
Macuco Safari

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park visit planner.

Drive from Foz do Iguacu to Iguazu National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to El Calafate.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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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.
Perito Moreno National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico. On the next day, explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate online visit planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in September, plan for cooler days in El Calafate, with highs around 45°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico

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El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): cruise along Road to El Chalten, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, then explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
On the 20th (Sun), snap pictures at Puente de la Mujer and then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Rojo Tango Show.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife
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Rojo Tango Show ©
Rojo Tango Show
Puente de la Mujer ©
Puente de la Mujer

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Matriz, and finally explore the activities along Rio de la Plata.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Colonia del Sacramento can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata

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