16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  28​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: London


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2
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.
On the 24th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally wander the streets of Recoleta. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary app .

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. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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.
On the 26th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, then explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, and then stop by Chocolates Edelweiss. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online tour itinerary planner .

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. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, things will get cooler in Ushuaia: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

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 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate vacation builder app .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in El Calafate. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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.
On the 29th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park holiday planner .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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.
On the 1st (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then appreciate the history behind Centro Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then walk around Parque Nahuelito.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche planning site .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Centro Civico ©
Centro Civico

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and then walk around Parque General San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, then do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

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Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, expect nights in Mendoza to be much warmer, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mendoza

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

3
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 5th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then go deep underground at Wanda Mines.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park travel itinerary planner .

Fly from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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