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
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Rocha, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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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, look for gifts at Almacen Gourmet, examine the collection at Museo Historico y Centro Cultural Villa General Belgrano, 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 · Theme Parks · Wildlife

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 Palacio Ferreyra. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Eden Hotel (in La Falda), Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuitica Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey Liniers (in Alta Gracia) and Villa Carlos Paz (Camino de las Las 100 Curvas & El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planner.

Drive from Villa General Belgrano to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel 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 Catedral de San Salvador 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 & Casa de Gobierno 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 · 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 Casa El Enemigo and Bodega CarinaE. Venture out of the city with trips to Santuario Virgen de Lourdes (in El Challao), Las Heras (El Camino de las 365 Curvas & Reserva Natural Villavicencio) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). There's more to do: look for gifts at Olivicola Boutique Pasrai.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Maipu road trip planner.

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 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 · Wildlife · Parks · Scenic Drive

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 Turcara Aventuras. Change things up with these side-trips from Malargue: Las Lenas (Valle Hermoso & Las Lenas). There's more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Planetarium Malargue and don't miss a visit to Centro de Convenciones y Exposiciones Malargue Mendoza.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Malargue day trip app.

You can drive from Maipu to Malargue in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Zipline. There's much more to do: whizz through the canopy at Bosque Aereo Euca, 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 · 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 Bodega La Azul. 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 · 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 Cristo de las Sierras. Take a break from Tandil with a short trip to Monasterio Trapense in Azul, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque Independencia, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Morisco, explore the striking landscape at Piedra Movediza, and get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and 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 · 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 Miguel Lillo Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mar del Plata: Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar), Las Grutas (in Necochea) and Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Villa Gesell). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at Aquasol Parque Acuatico, don't miss a visit to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, kick back and relax at Punta Mogotes, and appreciate the history behind Monumento Expedicion Atlantis.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tandil to Mar del Plata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Mar del Plata are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 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 · Beaches · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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 Arboretum Lussich. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Cerro del Toro), Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena) and Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, don't miss a visit to La Vista Punta Del Este, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos, and examine the collection at Museo Del Mar.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Punta del Este trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Punta del Este takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Mar del Plata in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Punta del Este. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rocha.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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 Beaches at Cabo Polonio and Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio. Venture out of the city with trips to La Pedrera (in La Pedrera) 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: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Rocha.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rocha tour itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Rocha in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rocha are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Rocha

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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 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: appreciate the history behind La Carreta, make a trip to Artigas Mausoleum, walk around El Prado, 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Tours · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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 · Art Museums
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.