16 days in Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Montevideo Itinerary

16 days in Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Montevideo Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Mendoza, Argentina
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 5 nights

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through La Boca, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder tool.

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Toronto to Buenos Aires. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Buenos Aires at 33°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.
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Mendoza, Argentina — 5 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tupungato (La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip & Valle de Uco) and Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora (in Maipu). On the 25th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria, make a trip to Plaza Centro Chacras Espejo, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mendoza driving holiday website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you will find days in Mendoza are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Montevideo.
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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.
Explore Montevideo's surroundings by going to Punta del Este (The Fingers of Punta del Este & Museo La Antigua Estacion) and Punta Ballena (Playa Punta Ballena & Museo – Taller de Casapueblo). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, and ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Montevideo travel route builder tool.

You can fly from Mendoza to Montevideo in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Mendoza in December, you will find days in Montevideo are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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