17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
Fly
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to San Juan

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Buenos Aires

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Buenos Aires. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Juan in October; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 24°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn

— 1 night
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): stroll through Playa El Doradillo and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

El Calafate

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Perito Moreno Glacier). There's lots more to do: get outside with Enjoy!, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and surround yourself with nature on Estancia Cristina.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read El Calafate attractions planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 2 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 18th (Mon), get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica and then take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 nights
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, stop by Evo Sports, and stroll through Circuito Chico.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche visit site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.