60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South America trip planner

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Drive to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Fly to Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport, Drive to Villa General Belgrano
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Villa General Belgrano, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Salta, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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Maipu, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malargue, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Rafael, Argentina
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly to Mar del Plata, Bus to Tandil
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Tandil, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Drive
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Rocha, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Drive
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Villa General Belgrano, Argentina

— 2 nights
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 Calamuchita Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Penon del Aguila in La Cumbrecita (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Aquaflores, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico y Centro Cultural Villa General Belgrano, stop by Almacen Gourmet, and kick back and relax at Playa de Santa Rosa de Calamuchita.

Plan my day in Villa General Belgrano using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Washington DC, USA to Villa General Belgrano is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 2 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in December, expect nights in Villa General Belgrano to be much hotter, around 65°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Villa General Belgrano

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Cordoba, Argentina

— 4 nights

The Learned One

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 Nacional Estancia Jesuitica Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey Liniers. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Villa Carlos Paz (Camino de las Las 100 Curvas & El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo) and Eden Hotel (in La Falda). 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 fly to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

Salta, Argentina

— 6 nights

Salta the Beautiful

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 Calle Balcarce. Get out of town with these interesting Salta side-trips: San Salvador de Jujuy (Iglesia 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: get outside with Dique Cabra Corral, appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, stop by Vincul Arte, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

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

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Salta takes 3.5 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 fly to Maipu.

Things to do in Salta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 13:

Maipu, Argentina

— 3 nights
Hedonists should not miss including a Maipu trip to their itinerary when in Mendoza.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodega CarinaE and El Camino de las 365 Curvas. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles), Reserva Natural Villavicencio (in Las Heras) and Santuario Virgen de Lourdes (in El Challao). There's more to do: look for gifts at Olivicola Boutique Pasrai and learn about winemaking at Casa El Enemigo.

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 · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Malargue, Argentina

— 4 nights
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 Planetarium Malargue. Change things up with these side-trips from Malargue: Las Lenas (Valle Hermoso & Las Lenas). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Turcara Aventuras and don't miss a visit to Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Malargue Mendoza.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Malargue tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Maipu to Malargue by car takes about 4.5 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 · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

San Rafael, Argentina

— 6 nights
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Embalse Valle Grande. The adventure continues: get outside with Bosque Aereo Euca, do a tasting at Bodega Murville, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and look for all kinds of wild species at Oceanica Buceo.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Rafael trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Malargue to San Rafael takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in San Rafael are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Rafael

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

Mendoza, Argentina

— 7 nights
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 Pulenta Estate Winery. And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de la Nina Encantada, admire the local landmark of Fuente de los Continentes, and stroll through Potrerillos Dam.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip builder app.

You can drive from San Rafael to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from San Rafael in December since evenings lows in Mendoza dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 26 — Jan 2:

Tandil, Argentina

— 3 nights
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 Parque Independencia. Take a break from Tandil with a short trip to Monasterio Trapense in Azul, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Cristo de las Sierras, make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, get some fabulous bargains at Dulces de Titti, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo Morisco.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tandil online attractions planner.

Getting from Mendoza to Tandil by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mendoza in January; daily highs in Tandil reach 83°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Tandil

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Mar del Plata, Argentina

— 6 nights

Happy City

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 Aquasol Parque Acuatico. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mar del Plata: Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Villa Gesell), Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar) and Necochea (Las Grutas & Miguel Lillo Park). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, don't miss a visit to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, and kick back and relax at Playa Varese.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata online attractions planner.

You can drive from Tandil to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Mar del Plata, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 6 nights

Monaco of South America

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 Mirador Punta Ballena and Ralli Museum Punta del Este. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena), Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Cerro del Toro) and Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado, head off the coast to Isla de Lobos, and tour the pleasant surroundings 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 6.5 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 · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 12 — 18:

Rocha, Uruguay

— 4 nights
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 Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio and Faro Cabo Santa Maria. Change things up with a short trip to La Pedrera in La Pedrera (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, kick back and relax at Playa Los Botes, contemplate the long history of Fortress of Santa Teresa, and explore the activities along Laguna de Rocha.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rocha online tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rocha can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 5 nights
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 Plaza Matriz. Take a break from Montevideo with a short trip to El Aguila in Atlantida, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Artigas Mausoleum, pause for some photo ops at La Carreta, and have fun at Estadio Centenario.

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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 27:

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Province of Mendoza travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Parks · Landmarks
The Province of Mendoza extends east from the peaks of the Andes and contains Mount Aconcagua, which at 6,959 m (22,831 ft) boasts the highest summit in the Western Hemisphere. Snowy mountains define daily life here, so most Province of Mendoza vacations involve visits to one of the largest ski resorts in the country, hugely appealing to fans of extreme winter sports. The area also encompasses one of Argentina's major wine regions, inspiring an increasing number of gastronomical trips to Province of Mendoza for a chance to tour modern estates producing world-class reds and whites.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.