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
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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
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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
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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Santa Rosa de Calamuchita, admire the natural beauty at Aquaflores, examine the collection at Museo Historico y Centro Cultural Villa General Belgrano, and look for gifts at Almacen Gourmet.

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.
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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 Museo Palacio Ferreyra and Eden Hotel. 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 Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuitica Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey Liniers (in Alta Gracia). There's still lots to do: cruise along El Camino del Cuadrado, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, shop like a local with Paseo de las Artes, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Villa General Belgrano to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Cordoba are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Salta.
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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: San Salvador de Jujuy (Iglesia de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro & Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy) and La Poma (Naturaleza & Puente del Diablo). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at 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.
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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 Bodegas Salentein. Venture out of the city with trips to Reserva Natural Villavicencio (in Las Heras) and Santuario Virgen de Lourdes (in El Challao). There's more to do: stop by Olivicola Boutique Pasrai and learn about winemaking at Bodega CarinaE.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Maipu day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Maipu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Salta, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Maipu, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malargue.
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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 the car ride to San Rafael.
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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 Zipline. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Bosque Aereo Euca, take a tour by water with Oceanica Buceo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, and do a tasting at La Abeja Winery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Rafael trip planner.

Traveling by car from Malargue to San Rafael takes 2.5 hours. In December in San Rafael, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mendoza.
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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 Bodega Ruca Malen. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, learn about winemaking at Bodega Lagarde, explore the activities along Laguna de la Nina Encantada, and stroll through Potrerillos Dam.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mendoza itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from San Rafael to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Rafael in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mendoza, with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Tandil.
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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, revel in the low prices at Dulces de Titti, 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.
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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 Gruta de Lourdes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mar del Plata: Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar), Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Villa Gesell) and Necochea (Las Grutas & Miguel Lillo Park). Next up on the itinerary: cool off 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 catch the flight to Punta del Este.
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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). 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 explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este.

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.
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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 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.
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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 La Carreta. 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 Artigas Mausoleum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, 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.
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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.
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Province of Mendoza travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wine Tours & Tastings · Parks
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.
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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.
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