12 days in Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
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Puerto Iguazu
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Salta
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Puerto Madryn
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El Calafate
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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.
On the 6th (Thu), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, then contemplate the long history of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires online road trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in October, with highs in Buenos Aires at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Puerto Iguazu

— 2 nights
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of La Aldea Fortin M'Borore, visit Puerto Iguazu, hike along Sendero Macuco, then admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Iguazu holiday builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect Puerto Iguazu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Salta

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora de la Merced, make a trip to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, take in the dramatic natural features at Ojo de Mar, learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Guemes, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a peaceful walk through Quebrada de San Lorenzo, get outside with Dique Cabra Corral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Alfonso.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salta trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Salta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in October, expect Salta to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Puerto Madryn

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then head outdoors with Napra Club. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, get outside with Yellow Submarine, contemplate the long history of The Town of Gaiman, then identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip builder website.

Fly from Salta to Puerto Madryn in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

El Calafate

— 2 nights
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 14th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, get outside with Enjoy!, then examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, then look for all kinds of wild species at Estancia 25 de Mayo, and finally explore the activities along Lago Argentino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, then explore the fascinating underground world of Walichu Caves, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the El Calafate online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.