17 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

17 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina, Montevideo & Colonia del Sacramento Itinerary

Start: Montevideo, Uruguay
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 day
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
4
Rosario, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

3
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'll explore and learn at Museo del Tabaco La Republicana and Museo Gurvich. Visit Catedral Matriz and Pittamiglio"s Castle for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, gain insight at Mundo Pedal, and make a trip to Mercado Agricola Montevideo - MAM.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Montevideo trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport and Laguna de Los Patos International Airport. In June in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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day
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 30th (Sun), take a stroll through Barrio Historico, get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento vacation planner.

You can drive from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
La Calle de los Suspiros ©
La Calle de los Suspiros

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a stroll through Recoleta, then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then take a stroll through San Telmo, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Madero. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires route planning site .

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Rosario.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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Rosario, Argentina

Rosario ©
Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Historico del Convento San Carlos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Florida, then stop by Alto Rosario Shopping, and finally examine the collection at Museo de los Ninos. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Arte Decorativo Firma y Odilo Estevez, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional a la Bandera, then appreciate the history behind Monumento a la Bandera (Flag Monument), and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal De Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rosario day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Buenos Aires to Rosario takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Rosario, with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Rosario

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Museo Historico del Convento San Carlos
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La Florida ©
La Florida

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
La Boca has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, then view the masterpieces at Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte, then wander the streets of San Telmo, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Madero. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Recoleta, then make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Rosario to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. On the 7th (Sun), you'll travel to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

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Salta, Argentina

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Oliva Casa de Carteras, learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza Anfiteatro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, make a trip to Plazoleta IV Siglos, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Jose Evaristo Uriburu.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Salta trip planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in July: highs in Salta hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Outdoors Tours Nature

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the galleries of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral, examine the collection at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, then take in the exciting artwork at El Centro Cultural Cordoba, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salta in July, expect nights in Cordoba to be a bit warmer, around 55°F, while days are little chillier, around 55°F. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Alta Gracia, San Roque Lake
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Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

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