60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

60 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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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
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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 Penon del Aguila. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Calamuchita Valley, look for gifts at Almacen Gourmet, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, and admire the natural beauty at Aquaflores.

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.
Parks · Fun & Games · Wildlife · Theme Parks
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Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Cordoba, Argentina — 4 nights

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 Eden Hotel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: 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: 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.
Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

Salta, Argentina — 6 nights

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: San Salvador de Jujuy (Iglesia de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro & Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy) and La Poma (Naturaleza & Puente del Diablo). There's still lots to do: get outside with Dique Cabra Corral, explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and make a trip to Calle Balcarce.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read Salta online route maker.

Fly from Cordoba to Salta in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salta: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Maipu.
Parks · Nature · 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 El Camino de las 365 Curvas and Olivicola Boutique Pasrai. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles), Santuario Virgen de Lourdes (in El Challao) and Reserva Natural Villavicencio (in Las Heras). There's more to do: do a tasting at Bodega CarinaE.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Maipu trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Salta to Maipu in 4 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Malargue.
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 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 explore the engaging exhibits 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 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Rafael.
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, get a new perspective on things with Oceanica Buceo, learn about winemaking at La Abeja Winery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral San Rafael Arcangel.

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.
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 Pulenta Estate Winery and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. 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.
Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 6:

Mar del Plata, Argentina — 6 nights

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: Las Grutas (in Necochea), Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar) and Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Villa Gesell). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Museo MAR, kick back and relax at Playa Varese, and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

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 catch the flight to Punta del Este.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 12:

Punta del Este, Uruguay — 6 nights

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), Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Piriapolis (Cerro San Antonio & Cerro del Toro). 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.
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 Fortress of Santa Teresa. Venture out of the city with trips to Faro Cabo Santa Maria (in La Paloma) and La Pedrera (in La Pedrera). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Santa Teresa National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Botes, and explore the activities along Laguna de Rocha.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rocha itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Punta del Este to Rocha by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Rocha, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Montevideo.
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. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind La Carreta, get great views at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo, and walk around El Prado.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Montevideo journey maker app.

Getting from Rocha to Montevideo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Tours · Parks · Museums · 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 · Wine Tours & Tastings
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.