18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Salta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Jose Evaristo Uriburu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, then don't miss a visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, and finally delve into the distant past at Graneros Incaicos.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salta sightseeing planner .

Newark, USA to Salta is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Salta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in September, expect Salta to be slightly colder, temps between 75°F and 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip planner .

Getting from Salta to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in September, expect Iguazu National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

4
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.
San Telmo and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires route planner .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Iguazu National Park in September, with highs in Buenos Aires at 64°F and lows at 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Visiting Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Museo Pueblo de Luis in Trelew--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trelew, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. On the 8th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's still lots to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, and pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche holiday planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 34°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Cordoba.

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

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Del Che Guevara, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, then contemplate the long history of Camino de las Estancias Jesuiticas, then see the interesting displays at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Society of Jesus Church.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba tour itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, plan for warmer nights in Cordoba, with lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Museo Del Che Guevara
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

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