15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  17​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and San Telmo. Visiting Parque 3 de Febrero and Reserva Natural Urbana will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Palermo, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker app .

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 cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in September: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Reserva Natural Urbana
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

2
nights
Ushuaia

Ushuaia
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 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in September: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
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 5th (Sat): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the El Calafate online day trip planner .

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Parroquia San Eduardo. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Catedral Alta Patagonis. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Colonia Suiza to see Berlina Patagonia Brewery about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: trek along Circuito Chico, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Tronador, and examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche vacation builder website .

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Calafate in October: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Berlina Patagonia Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: go deep underground at Wanda Mines, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Urugua-i, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and finally head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lago Urugua-i, Wanda Mines
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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