16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  25​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Saint Louis

4
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, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Saint Louis to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Saint Louis in February: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 81°F and lows are around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planning tool .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, things will get much colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 53°F and lows about 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

3
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.
Spend the 8th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Enjoy!, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, stop by Vellon Negro, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

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

3
nights
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Fitz Roy, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten online day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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