12 days in Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Argentina Itinerary

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12 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: George Town, Grand Cayman
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: George Town, Grand Cayman

3
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.
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar will appeal to museum buffs. Bring the kids along to Parque 3 de Febrero and Recoleta Cemetery. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool .

George Town, Cayman Islands to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from George Town to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Buenos Aires is little chillier than George Town - with highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Medanos and then kick back and relax at Playa Varese. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at La Perla and then stroll through Laguna de Mar Chiquita.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mar del Plata itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mar del Plata, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufera de mar chiquita, Balneario Medanos
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Balneario Medanos ©
Balneario Medanos
Albufera de mar chiquita ©
Albufera de mar chiquita

1
day
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, kick back and relax at Playa La Islita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes holiday planner .

You can fly from Mar del Plata to San Martin de los Andes in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

1
night
San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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 8th (Mon), stroll through Circuito Chico and then take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. On the next day, stroll through Laguna de los Tres, then explore the activities along Laguna Torre, and then stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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