17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Cordoba
1
Cordoba
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Merlo
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
San Juan
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Mendoza
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Barreal
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Tinogasta
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Cordoba

4
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Colegio Nacional de Monserrat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as El Paseo Buen Pastor and Iglesia Catedral are in your itinerary. Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Villa Carlos Paz (El Cerro de la Cruz & El Puente Uruguay) and Alta Gracia (Gruta de Lourdes Alta Gracia & Museo Manuel de Falla). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, see the interesting displays at Nuevo Museo de Ciencias Naturales, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque de las Tejas, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip itinerary builder site .

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major airport is Ingeniero Ambrosio Taravella Airport. In July, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Alta Gracia
Highlights from your plan
Society of Jesus Church ©
Society of Jesus Church
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat ©
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat
Museo Manuel de Falla ©
Museo Manuel de Falla

2
nights
Merlo

Merlo ©
Offering a gentle climate in an area otherwise known for its dry conditions, Merlo has become one of Argentina's increasingly popular destinations among active vacationers.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Casa del Poeta Antonio Esteban Aguero, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Santa Maria en la Santisima Trinidad, appreciate the history behind Sun Dial El Ojo del Tiempo, then make a trip to Mirador del Sol, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Kurteff. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Marquez de Sobremonte Square and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Merlo travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cordoba to Merlo in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to San Juan.

Things to do in Merlo

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©
Museo Kurteff ©
Museo Kurteff

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
San Juan acts as a more humble and provincial version of nearby Mendoza, with all the wineries and lush landscape, but less of the hustle, bustle, and international guests.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Archdiocesan Cathedral San Juan Bautista, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla San Clemente, see the interesting displays at Museo Einstein, Zonda, San Juan, Argentina, then take a memorable drive along Ruta Escenica 150, and finally examine the collection at Casa Natal de Sarmiento. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio de la Difunta Correa, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de los Desamparados, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico Provincial A. Gnecco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Parque Coleccion Suero.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Juan trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Merlo to San Juan by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In July, daytime highs in San Juan are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Casa Natal de Sarmiento ©
Casa Natal de Sarmiento
Oratorio de la Difunta Correa ©
Oratorio de la Difunta Correa

3
nights
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Bodega DiamAndes and then learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodega Familia Camargo, then examine the collection at Muestra Integral Pasado Historico, then see the interesting displays at Museo Ferroviario, and finally do a tasting at BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS JEAN RIVIER.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip planner .

Traveling by bus from San Juan to Mendoza takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In July, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Barreal.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Museums

Side Trip

San Rafael
Highlights from your plan
Bodega DiamAndes ©
Bodega DiamAndes
Museo Ferroviario ©
Museo Ferroviario
Bodega Familia Camargo ©
Bodega Familia Camargo

2
nights
Barreal

Barreal ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alta Bonanza De Los Andes and Iglesia de Jesus de la Buena Esperanza. Step off the beaten path and head to Los Morrillos and Museo Renzo Herrera.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Barreal journey site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mendoza to Barreal. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tinogasta.

Things to do in Barreal

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Alta Bonanza De Los Andes
Highlights from your plan
Museo Renzo Herrera ©
Museo Renzo Herrera
Iglesia de Jesus de la Buena Esperanza ©
Alta Bonanza De Los Andes ©
Alta Bonanza De Los Andes

2
nights
Tinogasta

Tinogasta ©
Tinogasta is a city in the west of the, on the right-hand shore of the Abaucán River, about 280 km from the provincial capital San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca. On the 16th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Termas de Fiambala and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Hombre.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tinogasta trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Barreal to Tinogasta takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tinogasta

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Fiambala
Highlights from your plan
Termas de Fiambala ©
Termas de Fiambala
Museo del Hombre ©
Museo del Hombre