13 days in Montevideo & Argentina Itinerary

13 days in Montevideo & Argentina Itinerary

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13 days in Montevideo & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Montevideo, Uruguay
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 15​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Montevideo, Uruguay

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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.
Step out of Montevideo to go to Canelones and see Pizzorno Family Estates, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Pocitos, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo visit website .

If you are flying in from Uruguay, 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
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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, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by ferry from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Montevideo in December, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate vacation planning site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect nights in El Calafate to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are much colder, around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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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 28th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park holiday app .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the activities along Canal Beagle and then explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Glacier Martial and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip itinerary site .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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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 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

Plan my day in Iguazu National Park using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Iguazu National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in December; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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