18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
1
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Buenos Aires

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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.
Bring the kids along to Cemiterio de Recoleta and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, wander the streets of Palermo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Buenos Aires. In February, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos

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San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, then admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, and finally take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks, kick back and relax at Playa La Islita, and then fly down the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

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Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura day trip planning website .

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

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Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing

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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.
Kids will enjoy Parque Nahuelito and Playa Bahia Serena. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, contemplate the geological forces at Ventisquero Negro, and get great views at Mirador Bahia Lopez.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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El Chalten

El Chalten ©
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_dedicate_a_day_to_the_elevated_beauty_of Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten online route builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

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Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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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.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Beagle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Fin del Mundo, then stroll through Ushuaia Bay, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

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