7 Destinations to Visit from Buenos Aires

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For travelers who are in Buenos Aires and want to visit other destinations within easy reach, whether by bus, train, car, or boat, below you will find our list with 7 destination suggestions to include in your travel itinerary.

Destinations to Visit from Buenos Aires

1. Tigre, Argentina

Tigre Argentina from Buenos AiresPhoto Credit: Juan I. Riera

Tigre is a city in Argentina located 32 km from Buenos Aires. It is the gateway to the rivers and swamps of the vast Paraná Delta. Taking a boat trip on the canals is one of the must-do things to do in the city.

From Buenos Aires, numerous tours depart to the city of Tigre, and access by public transport from Retiro Station to Tigre Station takes approximately 1 hour.

Top Attractions in Tigre:

  • Museo de Arte de Tigre – a museum located in a beautiful building on the banks of the river. Houses work by local artists. Victorica 972, B1648 Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:15 PM.
  • Parque de la Costa – famous amusement park. Vivanco 1509, B1648AAB Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hours of Operation: Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Museo Naval de la Nación – a museum located on the banks of the river and houses a collection arranged in 6 rooms. Victorica 602, B1648DVL Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hours of Operation: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Costanera de Tigre – park on the banks of the Luján River. Victorica 412, Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Where to Stay in Tigre:

  • Wyndham Nordelta Tigre – Buenos Aires – modern 4-star hotel located in front of the impressive Bay of Nordelta. The hotel has 141 rooms and features an outdoor pool. of Nordelta, Av. del Puerto 240, B1670 Buenos Aires, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.
  • RIO TIGRE HOTEL – a charming, cost-effective hotel. The rooms are equipped with a TV and a work desk. The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool. Lavalle 289, B1648 Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.

Where to Eat in Tigre:

  • María Lujan – Argentinean restaurant offering panoramic views of the river. Victorica 509 (ex 611, B1648 Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Website: www.marialujan.com.ar. Price: $$.
  • Bayonne Café – coffee shop with a cozy ambiance. Sarmiento 65 loc 12,14,15, B1648 Tigre, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.

2. Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata, ArgentinaDestinations to Visit from Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Ryan Ancill

Mar del Plata is a city located on the Atlantic Coast 415 km from Buenos Aires, the trip by bus takes about 5 hours.

Top Attractions in Mar del Plata:

  • Beaches – (Playa Varese, Playa Los Acantilados, Playa Grande, Playa Punta Iglesia, Playa Las Toscas).
  • MAR – Provincial Museum of Contemporary Art – an art museum focusing on contemporary art and sculptures. Avenida Félix U. Camet, López de Gomara &, Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hours of Operation: Tuesday through Sunday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Lobos Marinos Monument – famous monument on the waterfront of Mar del Plata. RP11 25, B7600JUX Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Where to Stay in Mar del Plata:

  • Sheraton Mar del Plata Hotel – 5-star hotel located near the beach. The rooms are equipped with a TV and minibar. The hotel has 2 swimming pools. Leandro N. Alem 4221, B7600 Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.
  • Hotel Costa Galana – a hotel with elegant facilities by the sea. The rooms have a TV, kettle, coffee maker, and minibar. The hotel features an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Patricio Peralta Ramos 5725, B7600 Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.

Where to Eat in Mar del Plata:

  • Sarasanegro Restaurant – Argentine restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. San Martín 3458, B7600GRB Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$$.
  • Torreón del Monje – famous restaurant and cafe located in the historic castle of Mar del Plata overlooking the sea.º Jesús de Galindez s/n, B7600 Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Website: torreondelmonje.com.ar. Price: $$.
  • SAO Medialunas y Café – cafe known for its delicious medialunas. Peatonal San Martín 2468, B7600 Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Website: sao.com.ar. Price: $$.
  • Los Toldos Viejos – a restaurant with a charming ambiance that serves the traditional “asado” and the best meats. Leandro N. Alem, Playa Grande, B7600 Mar del Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Website: lostoldosviejos.com.ar. Price: $$.

3. La Plata, Argentina

La Plata, ArgentinaPhoto Credit: Julián Amé

La Plata is located 57 km from Buenos Aires (approximately 1 hour by public transport) and is known mainly for its cathedral, the Catedral de La Plata.

Top Attractions in La Plata:

  • Catedral de La Plata – a symbol of the city of La Plata, it has a museum and offers guided tours. Calle 14, B1900 La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hours of Operation: Every day from 9:00 AM to 7:30 PM.
  • Museo de La Plata – a museum located in a neoclassical building. Houses exhibit anthropology, geology, zoology, paleontology, and botany. Paseo del Bosque s/n, B1900 La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Hours of Operation: Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Where to Stay in La Plata:

  • Grand Brizo La Plata – best hotel in La Plata. The rooms are modernly decorated and have a TV, coffee maker, and minibar. The hotel features an indoor pool and a rooftop overlooking the cathedral. 51 715, B1900 La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.
  • Dazzler by Wyndham La Plata – hotel with cozy and cost-effective rooms. The rooms are equipped with a TV, kettle, and minibar. C. 54 924, B1900 La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.

Where to Eat in La Plata:

  • Don Quijote Restaurant – a restaurant with a varied menu and a wine cellar with more than 100 labels from the best wine regions in Argentina. Paso 146, B1900 La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$$.
  • Cortez – bar and grill with a modern ambiance just a step away from Plaza Azcuénaga. 44 1102, B1900ABW La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Café Ivori – coffee shop located near Plaza San Martín. 1900, La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.

4. Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento, UruguayDestinations to Visit from Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Marcela Laskoski

Colonia del Sacramento is a city in Uruguay commonly combined on a round trip from Buenos Aires via the Rio de la Plata with companies such as Buquebus and Seacat.

Top Attractions in Colonia del Sacramento:

  • Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse – historic lighthouse dating from 1850. G4GX+V4J De San Francisco, 70000 Col. del Sacramento, Departamento de Colonia, Uruguay.
  • Ciudad Vieja – charming downtown with historic streets and buildings.
  • Rambla Colonia del Sacramento – Riverfront Avenue.

Where to Stay in Colonia del Sacramento:

  • Dazzler by Wyndham Colonia – modern cost-effective hotel located 2 km from ciudad vieja. The rooms have a TV, work desk, and electric kettle. The hotel features an outdoor pool. Rambla de las Américas 1530 Colonia Del Sacramento, 70000, Uruguay. Book here.
  • Radisson Colonia Del Sacramento Hotel – a hotel in the Ciudad Vieja with an infinity pool overlooking the river. Some rooms offer river views and have a balcony. Washington Barbot 283, 70000 Col. del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay. Book here.

Where to Eat in Colonia del Sacramento:

  • La Bodeguita – restaurant and pizzeria with outdoor tables overlooking the river. 70000 Colonia del Sacramento, Colonia Department, Uruguay. Price: $$.
  • Chiviteria La Josefina – restaurant serving the famous Uruguayan snack “chivito”. Manuel Lobo 350, Intendente Suarez Esq, 70000 Col. del Sacramento, Department of Colonia, Uruguay. Price: $$.
  • Picnic! -café serving options of empanadas, medialunas, sandwiches, and desserts. De Solís, 70000 Col. del Sacramento, Department of Colonia, Uruguay. Price: $$.

5. Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo, UruguayDestinations to Visit from Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Guillermo Vuljevas

Montevideo, the capital and largest city of Uruguay, is also a great destination option to combine in an itinerary with Buenos Aires.

The city is located approximately 4 hours by boat from Buenos Aires with the Buquebus company.

Top Attractions in Montevideo:

  • Playa de los Pocitos – Montevideo’s most popular beach.
  • Mercado del Puerto – market with several restaurants in the ciudad vieja. Rambla 25 de Agosto de 1825 228, 11000 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Bodega Bouza – a winery located 20 km from downtown Montevideo. de la Redención 7658, 12500 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Estadio Centenario – stadium built to host the World Cup in 1930. Houses the Soccer Museum. 11400 Montevideo, Montevideo Department, Uruguay.
  • Downtown – home to buildings and attractions such as Palacio Salvo, Teatro Solís, Palacio Estevez, and the Mirador panorámico de la Intendencia de Montevideo.
  • Parque Rodó – famous urban park. Ave Julio Herrera y Reissig, 11200 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay.
  • Fortaleza del Cerro de Montevideo “General Artigas” – fortress with a military museum. José Batlle y Ordóñez S/N, Cerro de Montevideo, 12802 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay.

Where to Stay in Montevideo:

  • Hyatt Centric Montevideo – modern hotel near Playa de los Pocitos. All rooms have a TV and minibar. The hotel features an indoor swimming pool. República del Perú 1479, 11300 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay. Book here.
  • Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa – 5-star hotel located in a beautiful building on Carrasco Beach. Rambla República de México 6451, 11500 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay. The hotel features an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Book here.

Where to Eat in Montevideo:

  • La Cocina de Pedro – Uruguayan restaurant located near the Rbla. The Republic of Argentina. Gonzalo Ramírez 1483, 11200 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay. Price: $$.
  • Bodega Bouza Restaurant – a restaurant owned by Bodega Bouza Winery that serves international and regional dishes with strong Uruguayan and Spanish influence. Cno. de la Redención 7658, 12500 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay. Price: $$$.
  • Medialunas Calentitas – cozy café famous for its medialunas. 21 de Setiembre 2982, 11300 Montevideo, Department of Montevideo, Uruguay. Price: $$.

6. Pinamar, Argentina

Pinamar, ArgentinaDestinations to Visit from Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: Rafael Hoyos Weht

Pinamar is a city on the Atlantic Coast located 356 km from Buenos Aires. The bus trip from the Retiro Terminal to the Pinamar Terminal takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes.

Top Attractions in Pinamar:

  • Playa de Pinamar – the main attraction in town.
  • Muelle de PinamarPinamar pier and monument.

Where to Stay in Pinamar:

  • Terrazas Al Mar – 4 star hotel on the seaside avenue. The rooms are equipped with a TV and minibar. The hotel features an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. del Mar 148, Pinamar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.
  • Green Sea Apart Hotel – a hotel with modern facilities located 1.8 km from the beach. The aparthotel features an indoor swimming pool. Arquitecto Jorge Bunge 1290, B7167 Pinamar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Book here.

Where to Eat in Pinamar:

  • El Atlántico – waterfront restaurant serving a wide variety of dishes. Avenida Del Mar y Avenida Bunge, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Café Martinez – famous Argentinean coffee chain. del Valle Fértil 95, B7167 Pinamar, Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Price: $$.

7. Rosario, Argentina

Rosario, ArgentinaDestinations to Visit from Buenos Aires – Photo Credit: celso costa

Rosario is a city located on the banks of the Paraná River in Santa Fe Province, approximately 4 hours by bus from Buenos Aires departing from the Retiro Terminal.

Top Attractions in Rosario:

  • Santuario Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora del Rosario – 19th-century cathedral. Buenos Aires 789, S2000CEB Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Parque Nacional a la Bandera and the Monumento Histórico Nacional a la Bandera – Riverfront Park and Flag Monument inaugurated in 1957. Sta Fe 581, S2000 Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino – art museum housing works by Argentine and European artists. Pellegrini 2202, S2000QDN Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Parque de la Independencia – park with a French garden, lake, rosedal, hippodrome and stadium. S2000 Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina.
  • Parque Urquiza – a park with an amphitheater and houses the Municipal Astronomical Complex. Diario La Capital 1602, S2000BMH Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Rosario – riverside art museum featuring works by Argentine artists. de la Costa Estanislao López 2250, S2000 Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina.
  • Balneario La Florida – public beach on the Paraná River with decks, chairs, and sports areas.

Where to stay in Rosario:

  • Hotel Casino Pullman City Center Rosario – hotel with excellent infrastructure located 15 minutes by car from the center. The rooms are equipped with a TV, electric kettle and a work desk. The hotel has an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Av Batlle Y Ordoñez, City Center, Bv. Oroño Y, S2000DSI Rosario, Argentina. Book here.
  • Puerto Norte Design Hotel – a hotel with an outdoor pool overlooking the river. All rooms have a TV, coffee machine, and minibar. Av, Av. Carballo 148, S2000 Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina. Book here.

Where to Eat in Rosario:

  • Los Jardines – a restaurant overlooking the river and offering a good variety of dishes including the famous ojo de bife. S2000 Rosario, Santa Fe Province, Argentina. Price: $$.
  • Amelie Petit Cafe – coffee shop serving snack options, cakes, and sweets and is located a short distance from the Monumento a la Bandera. San Lorenzo 720, S2000 ARB, Santa Fe, Argentina. Price: $$.

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