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:  13​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
5
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, contemplate the long history of Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, and finally wander the streets of Puerto Madero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Palermo and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Juan in September, things will get cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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 30th (Mon): make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, then examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and finally examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia itinerary maker website .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in September; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 8°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Museo del Fin del Mundo ©
Museo del Fin del Mundo

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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and Avenida Libertador. You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Perito Moreno Glacier). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate.

Plan trip to El Calafate with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, then trek along Circuito Chico, and finally stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto and then enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from El Calafate, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): stroll around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, then do a tasting at Bodega Ruca Malen, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza online day trip planner .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, expect Mendoza to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

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.
Visiting Iguazu Falls and Salto San Martin will get you outdoors. Explore Iguazu National Park's surroundings by going to San Antonio (Parque Provincial Urugua-i & Provincial Urugua-i Park), Wanda (Minas Tierra Colorada & Wanda Mines) and Solar del Che (in Caraguatay). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, try your luck at Casino de Eldorado, and head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

San Antonio, Wanda, Casino de Eldorado, Solar del Che
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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