Route & dates
5 days in Central Argentina Itinerary
Lujan— Few hours
Drive: 1h 30min
La Plata— 1 night
bus + Fly: 2h 45min
Mar del Plata— 2 nights
Fly + bus: 3h 15min
Cordoba— 1 night
Fly: 3h 45min
Capital of the Faith
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 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Lujan and then meet the residents at ZOO Lujan.
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Buenos Aires to Lujan is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Buenos Aires in May, plan for slightly colder days in Lujan, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to La Plata.
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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.Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de La Plata, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Municipal, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Plata.
For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the La Plata trip planner .
You can drive from Lujan to La Plata in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Lujan, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in La Plata, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mar del Plata.
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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.On the 15th (Tue), make a trip to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, make a trip to Torre Tanque, admire the striking features of Torreon del Monje, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Puerto de Mar del Plata, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Museo Casa sobre el Arroyo - Casa del Puente and then kick back and relax at Playa Varese.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Mar del Plata online trip planner .
Traveling by combination of bus and flight from La Plata to Mar del Plata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Mar del Plata, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.
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The Learned One
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at El Paseo Buen Pastor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica.
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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mar del Plata to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mar del Plata in May, plan for slightly colder days in Cordoba, with highs around 14°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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