17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Salta
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Delta El Tigre and Fragata ARA Sarmiento. Escape the urban bustle at Parque 3 de Febrero and Reserva Natural Urbana. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, and take a stroll through San Telmo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires travel tool .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Juan in September: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 20°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Delta El Tigre, Reserva Natural Urbana
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

2
nights
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 1st (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at CASA BEBAN, and then contemplate the long history of Provincial Legislature. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online journey planner .

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 little chillier 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 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Catedral Alta Patagonis and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Ushuaia in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Emilio Caraffa, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Society of Jesus Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Carlos Paz Waterfront. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and then walk around Parque del Kempes.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba route tool .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be warmer in Cordoba, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Carlos Paz Waterfront
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Parque del Kempes ©
Parque del Kempes
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Society of Jesus Church ©
Society of Jesus Church

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bodega Chandon and Bodega Renacer. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Carmelo Patti. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Maipu (Familia Zuccardi & Carinae Vinedos & Bodega). There's more to do: do a tasting at Casarena Bodega y Vinedos.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mendoza road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in October, expect nights in Mendoza to be little chillier, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries

Side Trip

Maipu
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Vina Cobos ©
Vina Cobos

3
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Alemania and then wander the streets of La Caldera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Guemes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Salta trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Mendoza to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Salta are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Salta

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
La Caldera ©
La Caldera
Horseback Riding Tours
Museo Guemes ©
Museo Guemes

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