How many days to spend in Buenos Aires? 4 days guide

how many days in buenos aires

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Are you already planning your next trip? You don’t know how happy (and envious) we are.

Many times, when we plan trips, we don’t know the exact days to dedicate to each place. In addition, we usually go with tight time, so it becomes more important to know how to organize the trip well.

If you plan to travel to Argentina, surely you are wondering about how many days in Buenos Aires, the capital. Don’t worry, in this post we explain how many days are necessary to see the city and we offer you a small guide to know what to see and how to optimize your time.

How many days in Buenos Aires to see the most important things to see?

Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina, a country with about 45 million people. In its history, Argentina has become one of the most important and most developed countries in the world.

That is why its capital is one of the largest and most important cities in the world, with about 3 million inhabitants.

rose house with argentinean flag how many days buenos aires

If you are thinking of visiting this country, you should invest a minimum of 3 or 4 days in Buenos Aires. It is worth spending several days if you really want to discover the most important things the city has to offer.

Despite this, you can always do a Buenos Aires city tour in 1 day, where you can see the most important points of the city.

You can always integrate this tour if your visit is several days in the city and take the opportunity to see the places you are missing or those you saw during the city tour and want to see them in more detail.

buenos aires city tour in 1 day

You can also add to your itinerary, a gaucho day at Estancia Santa Susana. There you can immerse yourself in the local culture, eat its most typical gastronomy, and even learn to dance in a milonga in the country of Tango.

Buenos Aires in 4 days

Day 1. Buenos Aires City Tour

During this first day, we recommend you to take the city tour around the city. It is the best way to see the most important and beautiful places in Buenos Aires.

Your first stop will be at the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas, where you can enjoy the emblematic Floralis Genérica monument. As a curiosity, this flower has a mechanical system by which every morning the petals open, and close at dusk.

Continue your trip to Buenos Aires with the La Recoleta Cemetery. It is an impressive place, featuring the tomb of Eva Duarte Perón, Argentina’s most famous political figure, whose myth became a Broadway musical and a Hollywood movie.

tombs in la recoleta cemetery in buenos aires

On your way to Plaza de Mayo, you will see the Obelisk of Buenos Aires. This monument is possibly the best-known landmark in the country, along with the Casa Rosada.

obelisk famous monument of Buenos Aires

During this tour, we will visit the most emblematic neighborhoods of the city, such as San Telmo and La Boca. These are neighborhoods known for being the cradle of tango and porteño culture, as well as being places where soccer is their biggest religion, and Maradona, their God.

Finally, you will enjoy a boat ride on the Río de la Plata, the widest river in the world.

Once this boat trip is over, you will be in Puerto Madero, the most expensive neighborhood in Buenos Aires. There you can continue to see the eastern part of the city, or head back to your accommodation to rest from your day.

buildings puerto madero neighborhood

Day 2. Belgrano and Palermo neighborhoods

For this second day, we recommend you continue seeing the most emblematic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.

You will start with Bosques de Palermo, a series of parks located in the neighborhood of Palermo. It stands out for its groves, lakes, and rose garden, which make up the most popular green area of the city. In total this park has around 18,000 rose bushes!

We recommend that you stop for lunch in Palermo Soho, where you will find countless restaurants of all kinds, in one of the most “fashionable” areas of Buenos Aires.

Then, we recommend you continue to the Belgrano neighborhood. There you can visit the Barracas de Belgrano, the Church “La Redonda” and above all, its Chinatown. Undoubtedly, it is a very atypical residential area in the city and a must-see on your trip to Buenos Aires.

people in belgrano Chinatown

Day 3. Santa Susana Gaucho Festival

This day is reserved for you to experience first hand a gaucho party. In Estancia Santa Susana, about 1 hour away from downtown Buenos Aires, you can immerse yourself in the most authentic Argentina.

You can eat a typical Argentine barbecue, enjoy a folkloric show with tango and live music, which you can even join. You can also take a horseback ride through the facilities of this place.

two people on horseback at gaucho day party in buenos aires

The experience will take you almost the whole day because is a day trip. So when you come back, you will only feel like resting, and at the most, going out for a drink at the best speakeasy in Buenos Aires.

Day 4. Visit to Tigre

For this fourth and last day, we recommend you to get away from the city center again (if you don’t have anything important left to see).

You can take advantage of this day to visit the northern area of Buenos Aires, where the city of Tigre, the Argentine Venice, stands out.

excursion by boat in tigre in how many days in buenos aires

It is a place full of life and activities to do. You can visit the Paseo Victorica, kayak in its canals, visit its local handicraft market, and even visit its Art Museum.

Undoubtedly, this fourth day will complement all the previous ones, so that you will return from your trip having visited the most important places in Buenos Aires.

As you have seen, Buenos Aires has countless places to visit. In this post, we wanted to summarize your visit, since 4 days are really few.

If you can visit this city with more days, we are sure you will not regret it.

Have we left out any important places to see? How many days to stay in Buenos Aires do you think it will be enough?

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