60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly:  20​h
1
Villa General Belgrano, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Cordoba, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Salta, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Maipu, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Malargue, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
San Rafael, Argentina
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
8
Tandil, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Rocha, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Washington DC, United States

2
nights
Villa General Belgrano, Argentina

Villa General Belgrano ©
Famed for its Bavarian architecture, Villa General Belgrano remains a small mountain village with a distinctly German flavor.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Calamuchita Valley and Museo Historico y Centro Cultural Villa General Belgrano. Step out of Villa General Belgrano with an excursion to Penon del Aguila in La Cumbrecita--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: stroll through Playa de Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, head outdoors with Cerro de la Virgen, look for gifts at Almacen Gourmet, and take in nature's colorful creations at Aquaflores.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Villa General Belgrano vacation planner .

Washington DC, USA to Villa General Belgrano is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Washington DC to Villa General Belgrano. When traveling from Washington DC in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Villa General Belgrano, with highs around 66°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Villa General Belgrano

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Playa de Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, Penon del Aguila
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Calamuchita Valley ©
Calamuchita Valley
Playa de Santa Rosa de Calamuchita ©
Aquaflores ©
Aquaflores

4
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paseo de las Artes and Iglesia Catedral. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Eden Hotel (in La Falda), Villa Carlos Paz (Camino de las Las 100 Curvas & El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo) and Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers (in Alta Gracia). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, get outside with El Camino del Cuadrado, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba online attractions planner .

You can drive from Villa General Belgrano to Cordoba in 2 hours. In December in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers, Eden Hotel
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Camino de las Las 100 Curvas ©
Camino de las Las 100 Curvas
Paseo de las Artes ©
Paseo de las Artes
Iglesia Catedral ©
Iglesia Catedral

6
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) and Parque Nacional Los Cardones. Change things up with these side-trips from Salta: San Salvador de Jujuy (Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro, Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, & more) and La Poma (Naturaleza & Puente del Diablo). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, head outdoors with Dique Cabra Corral, contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent, and make a trip to Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salta trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cordoba to Salta in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in December: highs in Salta hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Maipu.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

San Salvador de Jujuy, La Poma, Parque Nacional Los Cardones
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El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

3
nights
Maipu, Argentina

Maipu ©
Hedonists should not miss including a Maipu trip to their itinerary when in Mendoza.
Explore hidden gems such as Bodegas Salentein and Reserva Natural Villavicencio. Venture out of the city with trips to El Camino de las 365 Curvas (in Las Heras) and Bodega Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Casa El Enemigo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, and look for gifts at Olive Boutique PASRAI.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Maipu sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Maipu takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Salta in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Maipu, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Malargue.

Things to do in Maipu

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Las Heras, Bodega Laureano Gomez Winemaker, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Bodegas Salentein
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Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Olive Boutique PASRAI ©
Olive Boutique PASRAI

4
nights
Malargue, Argentina

Malargue ©
A city of 23,000, Malargue has a reputation as a base for adventure tourism and regional exploration.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caverna de Las Brujas and Planetarium Malargue. Step out of Malargue to go to Las Lenas and see Las Lenas, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valle Hermoso, make a trip to Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Malargue Mendoza, and head outdoors with TURCARA AVENTURAS.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Malargue tour planner.

Traveling by car from Maipu to Malargue takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Malargue

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Las Lenas
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Caverna de Las Brujas ©
Caverna de Las Brujas
Planetarium Malargue ©
Planetarium Malargue
TURCARA AVENTURAS ©
TURCARA AVENTURAS

6
nights
San Rafael, Argentina

San Rafael ©
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Embalse Valle Grande and Sport Star Aventuras. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Winery La Abeja, head outdoors with Bosque Aereo Euca, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and examine the collection at Laberinto de Borges.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Rafael road trip app .

You can drive from Malargue to San Rafael in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Rafael

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Sport Star Aventuras ©
Sport Star Aventuras
Embalse Valle Grande ©
Embalse Valle Grande
Winery La Abeja ©
Winery La Abeja

7
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Potrerillos Dam and Pulenta Estate Winery. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bodega La Azul, explore the activities along Laguna de la Nina Encantada, ponder the design of Fuente de los Continentes, and take a peaceful walk through Reserva Manzano Historico.

Before you visit Mendoza, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from San Rafael to Mendoza in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Nature
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Bodega La Azul ©
Bodega La Azul
Potrerillos Dam ©
Potrerillos Dam
Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery

3
nights
Tandil, Argentina

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Independencia and Fuerte Parque Independencia. Step out of Tandil with an excursion to Monasterio Trapense in Azul--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Piedra Movediza, revel in the low prices at Dulces de Titti, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Morisco, and don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal de Tandil.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tandil vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Tandil in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in January, things will get a bit cooler in Tandil: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Tandil

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Monasterio Trapense
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Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia
Fuerte Parque Independencia ©
Fuerte Parque Independencia
Cristo de las Sierras ©
Cristo de las Sierras

6
nights
Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Torre Tanque and Valeria del Mar Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mar del Plata: Necochea (Las Grutas & Parque Miguel Lillo) and Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Villa Gesell). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Punta Mogotes, explore the world behind art at MAR Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, stroll through Parque Gral San Martin, and make a splash at Aquasol Water Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata trip planner .

You can drive from Tandil to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Mar del Plata sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Necochea, Valeria del Mar Beach, Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion
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Punta Mogotes ©
Punta Mogotes
Torre Tanque ©
Torre Tanque
Miguel Lillo Park ©
Miguel Lillo Park

6
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro San Antonio and Museo del Mar. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Este: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Piriapolis (Cerro del Toro & Cerro Pan de Azucar). Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, make a trip to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos, and snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Punta del Este trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Mar del Plata to Punta del Este by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Mar del Plata in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Punta del Este, with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Piriapolis, Punta Ballena, Maldonado, Puente Leonel Viera, Playa de Jose Ignacio
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Cerro San Antonio ©
Cerro San Antonio
Mirador Punta Ballena ©
Mirador Punta Ballena

4
nights
Rocha, Uruguay

Rocha ©
Relax on the remote, undeveloped beaches in Rocha, an eastern province of Uruguay noted for its sleepy beachfront towns and pristine nature.
Explore hidden gems such as Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio and La Pedrera. Explore Rocha's surroundings by going to La Paloma (Faro Cabo Santa Maria & Playa Los Botes). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, and explore the activities along Laguna de Rocha.

Plan my day in Rocha using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in January, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

La Paloma, Cabo Polonio, La Pedrera
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Beaches at Cabo Polonio ©
Beaches at Cabo Polonio
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa

5
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Bouza Bodega Boutique. Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to El Aguila in Atlantida--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at 1972 Museum, step into the grandiose world of Pittamiglio"s Castle, enjoy some diversion at Estadio Centenario, and kick back and relax at Playa Pocitos.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montevideo vacation builder website .

You can drive from Rocha to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

El Aguila
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Walking tours
1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum
Artigas Mausoleum ©
Artigas Mausoleum

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