16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: La Paz
Fly:  23​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Salta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: La Paz

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and trek along Circuito Chico.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

La Paz, Mexico to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from La Paz in October, things will get colder in San Carlos de Bariloche: highs are around 17°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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 6th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

Discover how to plan a Los Glaciares National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Los Glaciares National Park: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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 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.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate vacation planner .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

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.
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, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, and get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from El Calafate, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

1
night
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 11th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park driving holiday app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 12th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, look for gifts at Almandina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Salta online day trip planner .

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Salta is slightly colder than Iguazu National Park - with highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

3
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.
On the 13th (Sun), walk around Parque General San Martin, then get great views at Cerro de la Gloria, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and finally let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip builder tool .

Getting from Salta to Mendoza by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Mendoza sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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