36 days in Argentina, Uruguay & United States Itinerary

36 days in Argentina, Uruguay & United States Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Montevideo
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 5 nights
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Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Drive to Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Fly to Chicago
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Chicago, United States
— 6 nights
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Fly to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, Foot to Fort Lauderdale, Bus to Naples
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Naples, United States
— 7 nights
Drive to Miami International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Kids will enjoy Cemiterio de Recoleta and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, wander the streets of Calle Defensa, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Buenos Aires is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Stockholm to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In November, Buenos Aires is warmer than Stockholm - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 6:

El Calafate, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Perito Moreno Glacier). Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina, take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and get outside with Enjoy!.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in December: highs in El Calafate hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, and then explore the activities along Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 5 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Attractions like Rambla de Montevideo and Plaza Independencia make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Montevideo: Punta Ballena (Playa Punta Ballena, Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, make a trip to Montevideo Sign, and hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Montevideo online visit planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Montevideo in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Montevideo are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:

Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

— 3 nights
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa de la Calavera, enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio, and then head outdoors with Cerro Buena Vista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Pedrera, enjoy the sand and surf at Beaches at Cabo Polonio, and then stroll through Bosque de Ombues.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cabo Polonio trip planning app.

Drive from Montevideo to Cabo Polonio in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montevideo to Cabo Polonio due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:

Chicago, United States

— 6 nights

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Museum of Science and Industry and Shedd Aquarium. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Art Institute of Chicago, stroll through Millennium Park, get a new perspective on nature at Field Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Chicago Children's Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chicago online journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cabo Polonio to Chicago. Traveling from Cabo Polonio to Chicago, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Chicago sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Naples.

Things to do in Chicago

Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 27:

Naples, United States

— 7 nights
Kids will enjoy Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Fort Myers Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Naples: Shark Valley Visitor Center (in Everglades National Park), Spas (in Marco Island) and H.P. Williams Roadside Park (in Ochopee).

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Naples trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chicago to Naples takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Traveling from Chicago to Naples, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in December; daily highs in Naples reach 31°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Naples

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 3:

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.