16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  16​h
1
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Salta
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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 7th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park online trip maker .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Juan in October, with highs in Iguazu National Park at 34°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

5
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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and Parque 3 de Febrero. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through San Telmo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires travel planning site .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Casa del Poeta. Visiting Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Compania Mercantil de Chubut in Dolavon (about 1h 20 min away). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro and contemplate the long history of The Town of Gaiman.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn itinerary maker app .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museo Casa del Poeta, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

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 17th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Faro de San Juan de Salvamento, then explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, and then look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla Bridges, then identify plant and animal life at Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia driving holiday planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In October in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Faro de San Juan de Salvamento
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Faro de San Juan de Salvamento ©
Faro de San Juan de Salvamento

3
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, look for gifts at Almandina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Salta trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Ushuaia to Salta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, expect nights in Salta to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 30°C. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

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