47 days in Argentina, Colonia del Sacramento & Montevideo Itinerary

47 days in Argentina, Colonia del Sacramento & Montevideo Itinerary

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47 days in Argentina, Colonia del Sacramento & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires, Argentina
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 16 nights
ferry:  30​min
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
4
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cafayate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Amaicha del Valle, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tafi del Valle, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
— 8 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
10
Cordoba, Argentina
— 9 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

16
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: ZOO Lujan (in Lujan), Tigre (Museo de arte Tigre, Parque de la Costa, & more) and Temaiken Biopark (in Belen de Escobar). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Argentina, the closest major airports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In March in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 7th (Sat), you'll travel to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Tigre, Barco Bruma, ZOO Lujan, Temaiken Biopark, La Boutique Del Libro
Find places to stay Mar 22 — Apr 7:
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos

2
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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.
Colonia del Sacramento is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Playa Ferrando, go for a walk through Bastion de Santa Rita, and delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento online route builder .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Quilmes.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:
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Playa Ferrando ©
Playa Ferrando
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata
Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo ©
Plaza de Armas Manuel Lobo

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Plaza de la Armada, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and then have fun at Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Estadio Centenario, tour the pleasant surroundings at Orange Bike, and then make a trip to Plaza Matriz.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Montevideo road trip app .

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In April in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Montevideo

#Outdoors, #Fun & Games, #Trails
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Orange Bike ©
Orange Bike
Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo ©
Mirador Panoramico de Montevideo
Plaza de la Armada ©
Plaza de la Armada

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Thu), see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary maker website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montevideo to Iguazu National Park. Traveling from Montevideo in April, expect Iguazu National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

#Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, then make a trip to Calle Balcarce, then appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Salta trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Iguazu National Park to Salta in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Iguazu National Park in April, with highs in Salta at 26°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

2
nights
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
On the 15th (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, then take in the dramatic natural features at La Garganta del Diablo, then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, and finally look for gifts at Almas Viajeros Taller Artesanias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario, make a trip to Plaza Central, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del rio colorado, and finally don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cafayate road trip website .

Drive from Salta to Cafayate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amaicha del Valle.

Things to do in Cafayate

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:
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La Garganta del Diablo ©
La Garganta del Diablo
Cascadas del rio colorado ©
Cascadas del rio colorado
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas

1
night
Amaicha del Valle, Argentina

Amaicha del Valle ©
Amaicha del Valle is usually visited by tourists looking to see the ruins of Quilmes, but the quaint indigenous settlement offers visitors plenty to see and do besides that single attraction.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Tiu Punco, then examine the collection at Museo de la Pachamama, and then delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Amaicha del Valle online tour planner .

You can drive from Cafayate to Amaicha del Valle in an hour. April in Amaicha del Valle sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tafi del Valle.

Things to do in Amaicha del Valle

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 18:
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Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Museo de la Pachamama ©
Museo de la Pachamama

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nights
Tafi del Valle, Argentina

Tafi del Valle ©
Tafí del Valle is a city in Tucumán, Argentina. On the 18th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Menhires Provincial Park, savor the flavors at Estancia Las Carreras, then get great views at Mirador del Cerro de la Cruz, and finally examine the collection at Conjunto Jesuitico La Banda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de Mitos y Leyendas.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tafi del Valle sightseeing app .

You can drive from Amaicha del Valle to Tafi del Valle in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel de Tucuman.

Things to do in Tafi del Valle

#Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 20:
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Conjunto Jesuitico La Banda ©
Conjunto Jesuitico La Banda
Menhires Provincial Park ©
Menhires Provincial Park
Estancia Las Carreras ©
Estancia Las Carreras

8
nights
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina

San Miguel de Tucuman ©
The commercial hub of an area known for its high production of sugarcane, tobacco, and rice, San Miguel de Tucuman also has a historical claim to fame, having hosted the national congress that declared independence from Spain in 1816.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Miguel de Tucuman: Cristo Redentor (in San Javier), Parque Tematico Historico del Bicentenario Ciudad De Famailla (in Famailla) and Reserva Aguas Chiquitas (in Cadillal). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Sierra de San Javier, admire the striking features of Casa de Gobierno de Tucuman, take some stellar pictures from Aerosillas El Cadillal, and examine the collection at Casa Historica de Tucuman.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Tucuman trip maker website .

You can drive from Tafi del Valle to San Miguel de Tucuman in 2 hours. In April in San Miguel de Tucuman, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Miguel de Tucuman

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cadillal, Province of Tucuman, Yerba Buena Shopping, Cristo Redentor, Parque Tematico Historico del Bicentenario Ciudad De Famailla
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 28:
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Parque Sierra de San Javier ©
Parque Sierra de San Javier
Catedral de San Miguel de Tucuman ©
Catedral de San Miguel de Tucuman
Casa Historica de Tucuman ©
Casa Historica de Tucuman

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Hotel (in La Falda), Villa Carlos Paz (Balneario Playas de Oro, Casper Un Lugar Magico, & more) and Iglesia San Placido (in Bialet Masse). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, get outside with Dique Los Molinos, contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuchi Corral.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba vacation builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Miguel de Tucuman to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from San Miguel de Tucuman in April, you will find days in Cordoba are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Capilla del Monte, Dique Los Molinos, Museo Del Che Guevara, Cuchi Corral
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 7:
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Camino de las Las 100 Curvas ©
Camino de las Las 100 Curvas
El Paseo Buen Pastor ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor
San Roque Lake ©
San Roque Lake

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