17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Guadalajara
Fly:  16​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Guadalajara

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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take a stroll through Palermo, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planner .

Guadalajara, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Guadalajara in December, you will find days in Buenos Aires are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

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

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then go deep underground at Wanda Mines.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

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

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 3rd (Fri), make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, and then stop by Chocolates Edelweiss. On the next day, 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 photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Ushuaia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in January, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) 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
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Enjoy!, then look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate trip itinerary tool .

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 January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

3
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.
Los Glaciares National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier and trek along Laguna de los Tres.

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Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, then trek along Circuito Chico, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, then hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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