31 days in Argentina & Punta del Este Itinerary

31 days in Argentina & Punta del Este Itinerary

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31 days in Argentina & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Gualeguaychu, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Posadas, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally take in the history at Plaza de Mayo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, then shop like a local with Puerto Madero, then wander the streets of San Telmo, and finally stop by La casa del dulce de leche PLAZA DORREGO.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip builder app .

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. In February, Buenos Aires is warmer than Toronto - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gualeguaychu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
nights
Gualeguaychu, Argentina

Gualeguaychu ©
Sitting on the left bank a Uruguay River tributary, Gualeguaychu was founded in 1783 and serves as a home to over 100,000 people.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza San Martin, get engrossed in the history at Casa de Haedo Museo, then admire the striking features of Palacio San Jose, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Costanera de la Isla del Puerto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Instituto Magnasco, then don't miss a visit to Paseo Costanera, then look for gifts at El Patio del Mate, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Nandubaysal.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gualeguaychu online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Buenos Aires to Gualeguaychu takes 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Gualeguaychu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Gualeguaychu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Concepcion del Uruguay
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Balneario Nandubaysal ©
Balneario Nandubaysal
Palacio San Jose ©
Palacio San Jose
Paseo Costanera ©
Paseo Costanera

4
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wanda (Minas Tierra Colorada & Wanda Mines), Solar del Che (in Caraguatay) and Montecarlo (Orquideario Catasetum & Fabrica de Yerba Mate Aguantadora). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Urugua-i.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Gualeguaychu to Iguazu National Park with the Route module. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Posadas.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda, Montecarlo, Lago Urugua-i, Solar del Che
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

4
nights
Posadas, Argentina

Posadas ©
A convenient base for touring the old Jesuit missions responsible for the province's name, Posadas sits on the Parana River and serves as a major center for the tobacco, food, and textile industries.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Posadas: Las Marias (in Gobernador Virasoro), San Ignacio (Horacio Quiroga Home & Ruinas de San Ignacio) and Parque de las Naciones (in Obera). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Costanera, engage your brain at Centro Multicultural La Costanera, look for gifts at Posadas Plaza Shopping, and pause for some serene contemplation at La Iglesia Catedral de Posadas.

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Drive from Iguazu National Park to Posadas in 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Posadas

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

San Ignacio, Santa Ana, Parque de las Naciones, Las Marias
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Ruinas de San Ignacio ©
Ruinas de San Ignacio
Ruina de Santa Ana ©
Ruina de Santa Ana
Las Marias ©
Las Marias

4
nights
Mar del Plata, Argentina

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.
Explore Mar del Plata's surroundings by going to Paseo De Los Artesanos (in Villa Gesell) and Playa De Pinamar (in Pinamar). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, make a trip to Torre Tanque, and enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mogotes.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mar del Plata day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Posadas to Mar del Plata with the Route module. In February, Mar del Plata is little chillier than Posadas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa De Pinamar, Paseo De Los Artesanos
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Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Torre Tanque ©
Torre Tanque

4
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.
When in Punta del Este, make a side trip to see Cerro San Antonio in Piriapolis, approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, stroll through Playa Mansa, and step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Punta del Este holiday tool .

You can fly from Mar del Plata to Punta del Este in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mar del Plata in February since evenings lows in Punta del Este dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Cerro San Antonio
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este
Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa

2
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Keep things going the next day: trek along Glacier Martial and then explore the activities along Canal Beagle.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia holiday planner.

Getting from Punta del Este to Ushuaia by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Punta del Este in February, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enjoy Buenos Aires some more: admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, wander the streets of Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in February; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
El Ateneo Grand Splendid ©
El Ateneo Grand Splendid
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada

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