11 days in Argentina Itinerary

11 days in Argentina Itinerary

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11 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
El Chalten
— 1 day
bus:  3​h
2
El Calafate
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
4
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Auckland

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day
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Fitz Roy.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten road trip planning app .

Auckland, New Zealand to El Chalten is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy

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El Calafate

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
On the 7th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Calafate online itinerary planner .

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In April in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park route app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Iguazu National Park takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in April, plan for warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

4
nights
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in April, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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