13 days in Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

13 days in Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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13 days in Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Trelew
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at San Telmo and Casa Rosada. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, steep yourself in history at Recoleta, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires vacation maker site .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from San Juan in March: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trelew.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

1
night
Trelew

Trelew ©
Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman, then take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de Los Altares, and then learn more about the world around you at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Trelew road trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buenos Aires to Trelew. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in March since evenings lows in Trelew dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Trelew

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman
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Valle de Los Altares ©
Valle de Los Altares
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman ©
Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Trelew to El Chalten with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

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 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Avenida Libertador, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate holiday planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Minas Tierra Colorada, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Iguazu National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in March, plan for much hotter days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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