How to Spend 3 Days in Buenos Aires: Itinerary Idea and Map

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3 days in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the most interesting and charming cities in Latin America. In this itinerary, you will find tips and information to make the most of your trip.

Buenos Aires Itinerary | 3 days in Buenos Aires

Day 1 in Buenos Aires

Start the day by visiting Avenida 9 de Julio, the main avenue of the city, where the famous Obelisk and the Colon Theater are located.

After visiting 9 de Julio, go down Calle Paraguay and visit Calle Florida. In the street, there is an entrance to the Galerias Pacifico Mall.

Take Calle Reconquista and follow to Plaza de Mayo.

In the square, you will the Palace of Government, the Bank of the Argentina Nation, the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Casa Rosada, one of the symbols of the city.

After visiting the Plaza de Mayo go to Puerto Madero, one of the most modern areas of Buenos Aires.

In Puerto Madero you will find several dining options – for economical options, there is a Starbucks and Le Pain Quotidien. Do not forget to take a photo of Puente de la Mujer and enjoy the view of the Rio de la Plata.

If you like to go out at night visit the Plaza Serrano, where you will find several options for bars.

Things to see

  • 9 de Julio
  • Calle Florida
  • Plaza de Mayo
  • Puerto Madero

Day 2 in Buenos Aires

On the second day in Buenos Aires visit the Recoleta neighborhood. Start by visiting the Recoleta Cemetery and Nuestra Señora del Pilar.

Near the cemetery is also located the famous Recoleta Mall and 850 meters from the basilica in Calle Posadas is the most elegant shopping mall in the city, Patio Bullrich.

At Calle Posadas you will also find the Palais de Glace.

At 700 meters from the Palais de Glace is located the Floralis Generica, and right next to it is the Faculty of LawUniversity of Buenos Aires.

Near the Faculty of Law, you will find the Museum of Fine Arts and Buenos Aires Design where the Hard Rock Cafe is located.

Following along the Avenida del Libertador you will find the beautiful Japanese Garden and further on the Bosques de Palermo, the El Rosedal, and the Planetarium.

Complete the day by going to a Tango Show.

Things to see

  • Recoleta Cemetery
  • Nuestra Señora del Pilar
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Japenese Garden
  • Bosques de Palermo
  • El Rosedal
  • Planetarium

Day 3 in Buenos Aires

On the last day in Buenos Aires, visit the colorful La Boca neighborhood.

In La Boca, you will find the famous Boca Juniors Stadium, La Bombonera. The stadium is located in the Museo de la Pasión Boquense, where it is possible to relive the history of more than 100 years of the club. Finish the tour with a tour of the stadium.

After visiting the museum and stadium relax in some of the cafes or restaurants in La Boca and enjoy a tango street show.

Things to see

  • La Boca
  • Boca Juniors Stadium (a Bombonera)

Must see and do in Buenos Aires

  • Visit Puerto Madero and enjoy the Rio de la Plata;
  • Walkthrough Recoleta neighborhood;
  • Try the Medallones de Lomo, Bife de Chorizo, Alfajores, and Dulce de Leche Ice Cream;
  • Listen to Tango (In a Tango House or at Barrio de La Boca);
  • Stroll through the Bosques de Palermo and Japanese Gardens.

Buenos Aires Map

Buenos Aires Tourist Information Centre

Address: Gorriti Juana Manuela 200


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