32 days in Argentina & Punta del Este Itinerary

32 days in Argentina & Punta del Este Itinerary

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32 days in Argentina & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  20​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 8 nights
car:  1​h 30​min
2
Colon, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
7
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Toronto, Canada

8
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.
Take a break from Buenos Aires with a short trip to Museo de arte Tigre in Tigre, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip planning app .

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Toronto to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in February, with highs in Buenos Aires at 32°C and lows at 24°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Colon.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museo de arte Tigre
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
nights
Colon, Argentina

Colon ©
Sitting on the western bank of the Uruguay River, the city of Colon connects to the Uruguayan city of Paysandu by bridge.
Colon is known for nature, outdoors, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Termas Colon.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Colon tour planner .

You can drive from Buenos Aires to Colon in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colon

Outdoors
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Termas Colon ©
Termas Colon

few
hours
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Colon to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will leave for Iguazu National Park on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Iguazu National Park side-trips: Lago Urugua-i (in Puerto Libertad) and Wanda (Wanda Mines & Minas Tierra Colorada). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park online journey planner .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda, Lago Urugua-i
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park and then stop by Chocolates Edelweiss.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Ushuaia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, things will get cooler in Ushuaia: highs are around 13°C and lows about 5°C. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Isla Bridges ©
Isla Bridges

3
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.
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and stop by Vellon Negro.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in March since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 13°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Punta del Este.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

6
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.
Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Piriapolis (Castillo de Piria & Cerro San Antonio). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, stroll through Playa Mansa, and try to win big at Conrad Casino.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Punta del Este holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Punta del Este takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, Punta del Este is a bit warmer than El Calafate - with highs of 27°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Piriapolis
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Puerto de Punta del Este ©
Puerto de Punta del Este

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de la Plata, then don't miss a visit to Avenida de Mayo, then see a show at Teatro Colón, and finally don't miss a visit to Avenida 9 De Julio.

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

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. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Teatro Colón ©
Teatro Colón
Avenida de Mayo ©
Avenida de Mayo

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