12 days in Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Ushuaia Itinerary

12 days in Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Ushuaia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  8 h
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
El Calafate
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Curitiba

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.
Family-friendly places like Parque 3 de Febrero and El Ateneo Grand Splendid will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires driving holiday planning tool.

Curitiba, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Curitiba in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 24°C. On the 5th (Sun), you're off to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos

4
nights
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.
You've now added Perito Moreno National Park to your itinerary. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lago Argentino and see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the El Calafate trip website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in January: highs in El Calafate hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico

3
nights
Ushuaia

Ushuaia ©
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and explore the activities along Canal Beagle.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planning website.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from El Calafate in January since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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