17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Salta
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  15​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

1
day
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

Plan my day in Salta using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Washington DC, USA to Salta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Washington DC in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Salta, with highs around 79°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
San Bernardo Convent ©
San Bernardo Convent

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.
On the 27th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque General San Martin and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mendoza, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Mendoza are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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

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.
On the 29th (Tue), make a trip to Centro Civico, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, hike along Circuito Chico, and then take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in October, things will get a bit cooler in San Carlos de Bariloche: highs are around 58°F and lows about 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, plan for little chillier days in Los Glaciares National Park, with highs around 46°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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 2nd (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate day trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse and then explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, then explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and finally look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from El Calafate in November since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

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

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planning app .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Ushuaia in November, with highs in Buenos Aires at 75°F and lows at 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip builder tool .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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