13 days in Argentina Itinerary

13 days in Argentina Itinerary

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13 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Barcelona

2
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, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires tour planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Barcelona to Buenos Aires. In November, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along Lago Argentino, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then get outside with Enjoy!.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate holiday builder .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, expect nights in El Calafate to be slightly colder, around 13°C, while days are cooler, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
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 16th (Sat), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and hike along Cerro Tronador.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be a bit cooler, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (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, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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