15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
2
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 30​min
6
Purmamarca
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
7
Cafayate
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Brussels

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 6th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Quijote and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, and then don't miss a visit to Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn attractions planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Brussels to Puerto Madryn, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

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 8th (Tue): explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and then pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial, explore the activities along Lago Roca, and then don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glaciar Martial, Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul and then admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten online travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

2
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 in touch with nature at Sendero de los Arrayanes and Piedras Blancas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Villa La Angostura and see Rio Correntoso, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: walk around Parque Nahuelito.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Chapelco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Arroyo Grande, then hit the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Purmamarca.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

1
day
Purmamarca

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
On the 17th (Thu), make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, then explore and take pictures at Cuesta de Lipan, and finally hike along Paseo de los Colorados.

Before you visit Purmamarca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus from San Martin de los Andes to Purmamarca in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan
Plaza 9 de Julio ©
Plaza 9 de Julio

1
night
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del Rio Colorado.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cafayate route planner .

Getting from Purmamarca to Cafayate by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cafayate

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro
Cascadas del Rio Colorado ©
Cascadas del Rio Colorado

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