12 days in Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina holiday planner

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Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia
— 2 nights
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El Calafate
— 1 night
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
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Mendoza
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires

— 2 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires attractions planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is minus 4 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hammamet in April since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Ushuaia

— 2 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
On the 4th (Sun), grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, head off the coast to Isla de Los Pajaros, and then explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo and then explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia route app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 10°C and lows about 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

El Calafate

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and then see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

El Chalten

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable drive along Road to El Chalten and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten online route maker.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 2 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Evo Sports, then take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Adventure

Mendoza

— 1 night
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 11th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then stroll around Parque General San Martin, then do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and finally explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mendoza itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in April, expect Mendoza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Adventure

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.