19 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

19 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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19 days in Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h
5
Neuquen, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  17​h
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​h
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

2
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.
You've now added Faro de Punta del Este to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta del Este, then stroll through Playa Brava, then examine the collection at Museo del Mar, and finally snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

To find photos, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este travel planner.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Florianopolis in July: high temperatures in Punta del Este hover around 17°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Puente Leonel Viera
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar
Puente Leonel Viera ©
Puente Leonel Viera

2
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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, get a sense of history and politics at Palacio Legislativo, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo visit planner.

You can take a bus from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Montevideo when traveling from Punta del Este in July, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Planetario de Montevideo ©
Planetario de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, then visit Barrio Historico, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Matriz.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento route planning website .

Getting from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo de los Ninos will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Neuquen.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos

1
night
Neuquen, Argentina

Neuquen
Located on the confluence of two rivers, Neuquen represents the largest urban center in Argentine Patagonia, known for its tree-lined streets and neat public squares.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Neuquen trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Buenos Aires to Neuquen with the Route module. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Neuquen, with lows of 0°C. You'll set off for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Neuquen

Parks Nature Outdoors
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4
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.
Attractions like Piedras Blancas and Walking tours make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, get great views at Cerro Otto, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder app .

Drive from Neuquen to San Carlos de Bariloche in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Neuquen in July, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 7°C and lows at -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Walking tours

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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, do a tasting at Bodega Budeguer, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Parque General San Martin, then do a tasting at Vinoteca Dos Puntos, and then make a splash at Parque de Agua Termas Cacheuta.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mendoza online travel planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July; daily highs in Mendoza reach 17°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Parque de Agua Termas Cacheuta ©
Parque de Agua Termas Cacheuta
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua

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