21 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

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21 days in Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Curitiba, Brazil

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena and then explore the world behind art at Museo - Taller de Casapueblo.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este trip planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Curitiba in September: highs in Punta del Este hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mirador Punta Ballena, Leonel Viera Bridge
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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.
Go for a jaunt from Montevideo to Canelones to see Pizzorno Family Estates about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take a stroll through Pocitos, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, and take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

Make your Montevideo itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Montevideo sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

4
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires attractions site .

Ride a ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 11th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: grab your bike and head to Gooshe Aike and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, things will get little chillier in El Calafate: highs are around 8°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Gooshe Aike ©
Gooshe Aike

1
night
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park visit planning website .

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 14th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at VanWynsberghe Chocolats, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in September: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 18th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 19th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque General San Martin, take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mendoza tour builder app .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, things will get a bit warmer in Mendoza: highs are around 25°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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night
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, admire the verdant scenery at Abra de Chorillos, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally contemplate the long history of Salta.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Salta planner .

You can fly from Mendoza to Salta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Salta, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Salta to Iguazu National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in September, things will get a bit warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Cataratas del Iguazu ©
Cataratas del Iguazu
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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