Well, Buenos Aires is a little monster, there are SO many things to do and see. This post will aim to give you some general overview with some admin and super mini itinerary per day. Keep an eye on next posts for more details.
Of course there are several options to get there, but the most popular ones will be
- by PLANE
- by Ferry from Uruguay
I came in by ferry, which is quite cool as you get to see the city's skyline from the distance. We took the Colonia Express ferry from Colonia de Sacramento which is super convenient. (check out more on my mini trip in Uruguay: Montevideo & Colonia)
But then I did leave by plane. The recommenced way to get around was by Uber, but I did notice some downsides. (eg. no internet - ending up in a no show, unlike in Europe, the cars of the Uber drivers are not clean nor is there space in the trunk (as they go on LPG - so the huge gas bottle is in the trunk). The positives you know (payments go via app, etc)
We booked quite late (for my taste) and we also traveled during New Year so accommodation was not cheap. We stayed at Circus Hotel & Hostel in San Telmo which was ok'ish. Don't go for the all you can eat BBQ...as the food was far from being enough.
DAY 1: San Telmo
There are a few things you can do in San Telmo. The coolest is on Sunday's when everyone goes to the market, people dance on the street, you can watch people practicing tango in the squares. The downside, it's super packed.
DAY 2: The Center
You need to check out Avenida 9 de Julio! Why? Easy: it's the widest in the world. It is so wide that you can't really cross it in one go, even if you catch the green light from the beginning. Plus of course all the architecture around the center is super nice.
DAY 3: La Boca
You don't have to be a football fan to pass by La Boca which is a super colorful neighborhood. Walk around the streets, get lost between the people and enjoy the local vibe as soon as you exit el caminito area
DAY 4: Palermo
If into food, and I am not speaking here about steak, Palermo is full with hip restaurants. we tried this artsy burger place (Burger Joint) that was super tasty
If you have the time you can also maybe end up in Recoleta
I did not go for the cemetery but for Floralis Generica which is an interesting sculpture :). It closes at sunset, but the best point to see the difference between open and closed is not close to it but further away.
No worries, more details to come for each of the locations. :)