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1. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone!
I'm planning to be in Buenos Aires from 13th of September. I will be there for 3 weeks business trip and I won't have much free time. But I'm eager to see and to try as much as possible. What can you advise for that?
I expect that I will have 1-2 days weekends 2 or 3 times so I rather intend to travel by local air than by buses. For example how much it will be to travel to Iguazu if not booking in advance? What other destinations could you recommend?
And what to see in Buenos Aires except the main attractions I could find in guides? Many thanks in advance for any suggestions.
The other question is about the weather - here in Europe we have the very strange year... So what about Argentina? What to wear there in september? :)

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

I would consider staying in BsAs, but then I seem to recall from previous threads that you know the city quite well already.

If staying and doing day trips from there (Lujan, Tigre, the Parana delta, Colonia del sacramento and La Plata come to mind) is not an option, Iguazu would be a good destination for you. Most other attractions cannot easily be reached by plane if you have little time; a flight would get you near one, but you'd need additional bus travel to actually arrive on the scene.

3. Posted by galka_mak (Full Member 169 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi, bentivogli, and thanks for your reply. But i'm exactly not the person who knows BA very well. I'll be there for the first time. So I still wait for some advices as for the attractions there :)

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y Star this if you like it!

Hi Gala,

In that case, I would use my first two weekends to explore the city, which is perfect for just wandering around. The third you can use to go to Iguazu.

As for attractions, there are many. Very good night life in Palermo, excellent and cheap eating, lots of music, and football and tango of course.

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Aug-2010, at 08:31 by bentivogli ]

5. Posted by bsastraveler (Budding Member 16 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

During mid-September begins the spring in Argentina, so probably a sweater is all that you’re going to need to explore the city. I would recommend a tango Show in Buenos Aires, is the mainly activity for tourist and locals. In the city there are several tango houses so you can choose the one that fits with what you want, from the most traditional to the most innovative. Another good activity that most travelers don't know is an Estancia Day tour. At the outskirt of Buenos Aires, there are some Estancias, like Don Silvano, La Alameda or Santa Susana, that allow to the visitors a day tour with horseback ridding, tango and folkloric dance show, show of Gaucho skills, and more interesting things that allow you to learn more about the Argentine culture and folklore. So at the end of the day, you probably lived the most Argentinean hours of your life. Probably other good options for a day tour will be: Montevideo, Colonia and Tigre.

Hope that helps!

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]