12 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

12 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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12 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires tour planner.

New York City, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Plaza Independencia, Parque General San Martin and Cerro de la Gloria.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mendoza visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in May since evenings lows in Mendoza dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks
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Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Cerro de la Gloria ©
Cerro de la Gloria
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

2
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.
You've added Montevideo Botanical Garden, Japanese Garden, Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Montevideo trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Montevideo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Parks Neighborhoods
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Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Fortaleza del Cerro ©
Fortaleza del Cerro

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Paseo Sierra de Las Animas, Isla de Lobos, Playa Brava, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado. There's more to do: make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este road trip app .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Montevideo in May, Punta del Este is a bit warmer at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado ©

few
hours
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online attractions planner .

Fly from Punta del Este to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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