15 days in Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

15 days in Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

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15 days in Province of Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Playa del Carmen
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Lujan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
La Plata
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Pinamar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Tandil
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mar del Plata
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h
End: Playa del Carmen

1
day
Lujan

Lujan ©
The small riverfront town of Lujan is best known for its main attraction, the imposing Gothic-style church dedicated to the patron saint of Argentina, Our Lady of Lujan.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): stroll through ZOO Lujan and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Lujan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lujan trip itinerary planner .

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Lujan is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART) is 2 hours. While traveling from Playa del Carmen, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Lujan, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to La Plata.

Things to do in Lujan

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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ZOO Lujan ©
ZOO Lujan

3
nights
La Plata

La Plata ©
In many ways a mini version of the national capital, attractive La Plata features a laid-back charm all its own thanks to its innovative layout.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de La Plata, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio Municipal, then make a trip to Plaza Moreno, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Plata. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Estadio Ciudad de La Plata and then get in on the family fun at Republica de los Ninos.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our La Plata tour planner.

Getting from Lujan to La Plata by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lujan in September: highs in La Plata hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pinamar.

Things to do in La Plata

Theme Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Republica de los Ninos ©
Republica de los Ninos

1
night
Pinamar

Pinamar ©
Pinamar is an Argentine coastal resort town located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province. On the 8th (Sat), kick back and relax at Playa De Pinamar.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pinamar online route planner .

Drive from La Plata to Pinamar in 4 hours. Traveling from La Plata in September, plan for little chillier nights in Pinamar, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Pinamar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Valeria del Mar Beach
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Playa De Pinamar ©
Playa De Pinamar
Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach

4
nights
Tandil

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Cerro El Centinela and Monte Calvario are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Tandil, make a side trip to see Monasterio Trapense in Azul, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, pause for some photo ops at Cristo de las Sierras, explore the striking landscape at Piedra Movediza, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Independencia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tandil holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pinamar to Tandil takes 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tandil are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Tandil

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Monasterio Trapense
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Cerro El Centinela ©
Cerro El Centinela
Monte Calvario ©
Monte Calvario
Monasterio Trapense ©
Monasterio Trapense

5
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa Varese and La Perla. Puerto de Mar del Plata and MAR Museo de Arte Contemporaneo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Punta Mogotes, kick back and relax at Playa Grande, explore the galleries of Museo Casa sobre el Arroyo - Casa del Puente, and make a trip to Cementerio de La Loma Mar del Plata.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mar del Plata road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tandil to Mar del Plata takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Mar del Plata sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
Puerto de Mar del Plata
Puerto de Mar del Plata
Punta Mogotes ©
Punta Mogotes
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