18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
5
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
6
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Train:  18 h 30 min
End: Brussels

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Iguazu National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Brussels, Belgium to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Iguazu National Park. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be a bit warmer, around 19°C, while days are warmer, around 34°C. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, San Carlos de Bariloche is colder than Iguazu National Park - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip planning tool .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October: highs in Los Glaciares National Park hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get outside with Enjoy!, then look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

Plan my El Calafate trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In October in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa El Doradillo and Costas de Patagonia. Visiting Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes will get you outdoors. Step out of Puerto Madryn to go to Dolavon and see Compania Mercantil de Chubut, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn sightseeing planner.

Getting from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

2
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): go for a stroll along the water at Albufera de mar chiquita, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Varese, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Perla. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Balneario Medanos, tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mogotes, and then kick back and relax at Arena Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mar del Plata itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Mar del Plata in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Albufera de mar chiquita, Balneario Medanos
Highlights from your plan
La Perla ©
La Perla
Balneario Medanos ©
Balneario Medanos
Albufera de mar chiquita ©
Albufera de mar chiquita

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque 3 de Febrero and Peru Beach. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mar del Plata in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Peru Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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