14 days in Argentina Itinerary

14 days in Argentina Itinerary

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14 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Puerto Madryn
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  12​h
6
Puerto Iguazu
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Madrid

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.
Visiting Parque 3 de Febrero and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, steep yourself in history at Recoleta, and wander the streets of San Telmo.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires attractions planning website .

Madrid, Spain to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in December, things will get much warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

1
day
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 11th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro
The Town of Gaiman ©
The Town of Gaiman

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate holiday builder tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

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 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park travel site .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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 15th (Sun): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre. Keep things going the next day: hike along Fitz Roy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten tour planning website .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten by bus takes about 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

1
night
Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls, and then make a trip to La Casa de Las Botellas. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, then identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Iguazu day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Iguazu in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Puerto Iguazu, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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