15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Trail
Fly:  30​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Trail

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner .

Trail, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Trail in November: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
On the 14th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, then stop by Vellon Negro, and then get outside with Enjoy!.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for cooler days in El Calafate, with highs around 14°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

2
nights
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 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park route planner.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, hike along Circuito Chico, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche online route planner .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and then stroll around Parque General San Martin. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mendoza holiday planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November: highs in Mendoza hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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