15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina journey planner

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Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly to Comodoro Rivadavia, Bus to Perito Moreno
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Perito Moreno
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, get engrossed in the history at El Zanjon de Granados, then admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires vacation builder website.

Madrid, Spain to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in December; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Perito Moreno

— 2 nights
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Portal La Ascension, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Buenos Aires, and then stop by Chacra Don Neno.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perito Moreno trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to Perito Moreno in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for little chillier days in Perito Moreno, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 10°C. You'll set off for El Chalten on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. On your second day here, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, hike along Laguna de los Tres, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip builder app.

Traveling by bus from Perito Moreno to El Chalten takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

El Calafate

— 1 night
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 4th (Mon): explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina.

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

You can drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Ushuaia

— 2 nights

End of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, then examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, then explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online itinerary builder.

Fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 7°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Iguazu National Park

— 1 night
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 8th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Iguazu National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in January; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 37°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.