17 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

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1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 6 nights
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
4
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
5
Maldonado, Uruguay
— 1 night
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night

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. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and wander the streets of Recoleta.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online sightseeing planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You'll set off for El Calafate on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: highs in El Calafate hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, thentake in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Mayor. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, thendon'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 traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and ferry from El Calafate to Colonia del Sacramento takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in January, you will find days in Colonia del Sacramento are much hotter (°C), and nights are a bit warmer (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, thenmake a trip to Plaza Independencia, and finally go for a walk through Rambla de Montevideo.

Start your trip to Montevideo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Montevideo, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Maldonado.

Things to do in Montevideo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena and then snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Maldonado trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Maldonado takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Maldonado, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Maldonado

Museums Outdoors Beaches
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Puente Leonel Viera ©
Puente Leonel Viera
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena

1
night
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires attractions planner.

Fly from Maldonado to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites
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Caminito ©
Caminito

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