What to do in Buenos Aires – Itinerary for 6 nights
Are you planning a Honeymoon in Argentina? Are you visiting it with friends, couple, solo, or with family? If you’re keen on knowing what to do in Buenos Aires, this post can help you to figure that out. It’s based on an itinerary for six nights, which would give you more time than just the traditional “3 nights stay”, and leave -at the same time- space for visiting other attractions in Argentina. Here we go!
Day 1. Welcome to the city of the Drama and the Passion!
We suggest you to start your itinerary with a general approach to the city. The best way to do it, in our opinion, is through a guided private city tour. You will combine parts walking and parts in a vehicle, visiting the main highlights of the city. It takes around 4 hours and it provides an overview of the essence of Buenos Aires. Its history, architecture, and cultural pillars.
During a private city tour, the attractions that are usually visited, are:
- Downtown (May Square and May Avenue, Pink House, etc.).
- San Telmo (oldest residential district).
- La Boca & Caminito (very colourful neighbourhood).
- Puerto Madero (new and fancy area, with the iconical “woman’s bridge” and the restaurants on the docks).
- Retiro, 9 de Julio Av. & Corrientes Av. (Obelisc and other neuralgic points).
- Palermo (with its enormous parks and cultural hub).
- Recoleta (with its cemetery and French-style buildings, Floralis Generica, etc.).
Naturally, the city has a lot more to offer, and the idea is that you enjoy this during the following days.
Days 2 & 3. Northern neighbourhoods (more deeply)
Take advantage of these two days to explore more deeply the neighbourhoods of Recoleta, Barrio Parque, Palermo, Colegiales, Belgrano, and Nuñez.
These neighbourhoods are one next to the other. They’re also safer than La Boca and San Telmo. Many people visit them either by walking or by bike. The area has a vast network of bike paths that go through amazing streets and avenues.
If you walk, you can connect some parts with the Metro. If you like cycling, you can divide the circuits into areas or topics. Some of the attractions spread along the way are:
- El Rosedal de Palermo, the Japanese Garden, and the Racecourse.
- The riverfront next to the domestic airport.
- The fabulous tree tunnels along avenues such as Melián (in Belgrano R). Buenos Aires has lots of beautiful trees, such as Tipas and Jacarandas!
- Murals and graffitis, such as those made by the artist Martin Ron (this extends as well to other neighbourhoods such as Coghlan, Villa Urquiza, and Barracas).
- The bohemian and cultural Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, and Colegiales neighbourhoods.
- El Ateneo (one of the most beautiful bookshops in the world).
The list extends to a remarkable list of attractions that are worth seeing. Get the advice of an expert and find what adapts the best to your interests!
For the evenings (for these and the other nights as well):
- Try some cocktails on one of the rooftops of the city, such as the one at the Alvear Hotel.
- Attend a play at a theatre from the under, experience the “blind theatre”, or enjoy an event at the legendary Teatro Colón.
- Experience cultural events such as La Bomba de Tiempo or whatever is available on the calendar during those days.
- Enjoy the delicious gastronomy of the city. For this purpose, we suggest you to take a look at our article “best restaurants of Buenos Aires“.
- Learn about the Argentinean gastronomic footprints through an entertaining cooking class at “The Argentine Experience”.
- Enjoy a touristic Tango Show with professionals performing on stage, or visit an amateur “Milonga” (where the locals go for dance Tango).
Day 4. Tigre Delta
Visit the Tigre Delta and navigate among its islands. The Delta counts with 5000 islands and 350 streams and rivers, which makes it unique and very interesting to navigate through. We suggest you to go through these channels and experience the contrasts that it has with the city!
You can either opt for a 1-2 hours navigation or immerse in a full day experience with different kinds of activities, such as kayaking or relaxing in a cabin. People usually combine the navigation with a visit to the city of Tigre and its market (Puerto de Frutos). In many cases, people include as well the neighbourhood of San Isidro.
Day 5. A day in the Pampas!
One of the stamps of Argentina, and part of the backbone of its history: the Gauchos and the Pampas. The outskirts of Buenos Aires are full of different kinds of Ranches (Estancias) where you can see the gauchos footprints in Argentina, while you enjoy a delicious barbeque and traditional activities.
For instance, San Antonio de Areco is an old village that reflects both the history and culture of the gaucho in an amazing way. It’s located around 2 hours from Buenos Aires, has beautiful architecture, and many things to do. For instance, you can pay a visit to the Silversmith House, witness different gauchos exhibitions, or just relaxing at a ranch in the surroundings.
Day 6. Markets of Buenos Aires, and thematic tours
We suggest you to start the day with a thematic tour, such as a gastronomic, Jewish, graffiti, or museum one. This will depend on your interests, naturally, with many topics to dive into. In the afternoon, visit the Market of San Telmo or some other markets in the city! Be sure to do it on a day where it’s open (generally on Sundays).
Day 7. Departure
Depart with your bag full of memories, and of course: come back!
Note: there are other activities which we have not mentioned, such as going to Colonia (Uruguay) in a full-day excursion, walking around the Ecological Reserve, or going to a football game.
In Beyond BA LATAM we offer custom tours in Argentina and Chile, and would love to help you plan your next trip. Therefore, if you’re wondering about what to do in Buenos Aires, and need some help with the organization of your trip, don’t hesitate in contacting us!0