15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Cordoba
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Salta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Puerto Madero and Parque 3 de Febrero are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires online attractions planner .

London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Argentine Time (ART) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in November: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

2
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
On the 6th (Wed), stroll through Punta Mogotes, kick back and relax at Playa Varese, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Perla. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Albufera de mar chiquita, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balneario Medanos, and then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mar del Plata road trip planning site .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, Mar del Plata is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Balneario Medanos, Albufera de mar chiquita
Highlights from your plan
La Perla ©
La Perla
Albufera de mar chiquita ©
Albufera de mar chiquita

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Visit Playa El Doradillo and Costas de Patagonia for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Casa del Poeta. Take a break from Puerto Madryn with a short trip to Compania Mercantil de Chubut in Dolavon, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera, and gain insight at Ecocentro.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Puerto Madryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Museo Casa del Poeta
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

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 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini, take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Los Glaciares National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

1
night
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 (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Paz Waterfront, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip planner .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Cordoba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from El Calafate, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Carlos Paz Waterfront
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, explore the world behind art at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, and finally contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Salta trip planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Salta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in November, you will find days in Salta are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
San Bernardo Convent ©
San Bernardo Convent

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.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Iguazu National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Iguazu National Park, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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