60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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Start: Washington DC, United States
Fly + Drive:  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
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cerro de la Virgen and Playa de Santa Rosa de Calamuchita. Change things up with a short trip to Penon del Aguila in La Cumbrecita (about 46 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Calamuchita Valley, stop by Almacen Gourmet, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico y Centro Cultural Villa General Belgrano, and take in nature's colorful creations at Aquaflores.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Villa General Belgrano attractions site.

Washington DC, USA to Villa General Belgrano is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Washington DC to Villa General Belgrano, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. 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 much hotter with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Villa General Belgrano

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Camino del Cuadrado and Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Eden Hotel (in La Falda) and Villa Carlos Paz (Camino de las Las 100 Curvas & El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Villa General Belgrano to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

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
El Camino del Cuadrado ©
El Camino del Cuadrado
Museo Palacio Ferreyra ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Los Cardones and Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy. Get out of town with these interesting Salta side-trips: La Poma (Naturaleza & Puente del Diablo) and San Salvador de Jujuy (Iglesia de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro & Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Dique Cabra Corral, steep yourself in history at Convento San Bernardo, explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), and pause for some photo ops at Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Salta online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in December: highs in Salta hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Maipu.

Things to do in Salta

Nature Parks 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)
Dique Cabra Corral ©
Dique Cabra Corral
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy ©
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy

3
nights
Maipu, Argentina

Maipu ©
Hedonists should not miss including a Maipu trip to their itinerary when in Mendoza.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa El Enemigo and Olivicola Boutique Pasrai. Venture out of the city with trips to Las Heras (El Camino de las 365 Curvas & Reserva Natural Villavicencio) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). There's more to do: do a tasting at Bodega CarinaE and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Maipu trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Maipu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Salta in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Maipu: temperatures range from 89°F by day to 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malargue.

Things to do in Maipu

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Las Heras, Bodegas Salentein, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Bodega CarinaE ©
Bodega CarinaE

4
nights
Malargue, Argentina

Malargue ©
A city of 23,000, Malargue has a reputation as a base for adventure tourism and regional exploration.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Caverna de Las Brujas and Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Malargue Mendoza. Change things up with these side-trips from Malargue: Las Lenas (Valle Hermoso & Las Lenas). There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Turcara Aventuras and engage your brain at Planetarium Malargue.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Malargue driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Maipu to Malargue takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time 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
Turcara Aventuras ©
Turcara Aventuras
Planetarium Malargue ©
Planetarium Malargue

6
nights
San Rafael, Argentina

With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Bosque Aereo Euca. There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, do a tasting at Bodega Alfredo Roca, get outside with Sport Star Aventuras, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral San Rafael Arcangel.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Rafael travel planner.

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) to allow enough time to drive to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Rafael

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Zipline
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Embalse Valle Grande ©
Embalse Valle Grande

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 discover tucked-away gems like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Laguna de la Nina Encantada. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Pulenta Estate Winery, walk around Reserva Manzano Historico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Potrerillos Dam, and admire the local landmark of Fuente de los Continentes.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from San Rafael to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Rafael in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mendoza, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Outdoors
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Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia and Monasterio Trapense. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Independencia, pause for some photo ops at Cristo de las Sierras, make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, and get some fabulous bargains at Dulces de Titti.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tandil trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Mendoza to Tandil takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in January, things will get slightly colder in Tandil: highs are around 83°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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
Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia ©
Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia
Monasterio Trapense ©
Monasterio Trapense

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata and Gruta de Lourdes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mar del Plata: Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Villa Gesell), Necochea (Las Grutas & Miguel Lillo Park) and Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Aquasol Parque Acuatico, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, admire the masterpieces at Museo MAR, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Expedicion Atlantis.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mar del Plata trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tandil to Mar del Plata by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Necochea, Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion, Valeria del Mar Beach
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Punta Mogotes ©
Punta Mogotes
Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata ©
Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata
Aquasol Parque Acuatico ©
Aquasol Parque Acuatico

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ralli Museum Punta del Este and Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Cerro del Toro), Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena). There's still lots to do: get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado, take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Lussich.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este road trip site.

Fly from Mar del Plata to Punta del Este in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mar del Plata in January since evenings lows in Punta del Este dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis, Playa de Jose Ignacio, Pan De Azucar
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Ralli Museum Punta del Este ©
Ralli Museum Punta del Este
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Beaches at Cabo Polonio and Fortress of Santa Teresa. Venture out of the city with trips to La Pedrera (in La Pedrera), Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio (in Cabo Polonio) and Faro Cabo Santa Maria (in La Paloma). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rocha tour site.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Rocha sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 68°F at night. 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

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

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bouza Bodega Boutique and Walking tours. Take a break from Montevideo with a short trip to El Aguila in Atlantida, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around El Prado, make a trip to Plaza Matriz, pause for some photo ops at La Carreta, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo route planning website.

Traveling by car from Rocha to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in January, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

El Aguila
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El Prado ©
El Prado
Bouza Bodega Boutique ©
Bouza Bodega Boutique
Walking tours

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