18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina sightseeing planner

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Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 1 night
Bus
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El Chalten
— 1 night
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Jeddah

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Buenos Aires

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Coleccion de Arte Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat. Popular historic sites such as Cemiterio de Recoleta and Recoleta are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, try to win big at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning tool.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, expect Buenos Aires to be colder, temps between 24°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Puerto Madryn

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get in touch with nature at Playa El Doradillo and Peninsula Valdes. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa La Cantera and Punta Pardelas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (Caleta Valdes & Dolphin & Whale Watching). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro and enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia.

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Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

El Calafate

— 1 night
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), get outside with Enjoy! and then cast your line with Estancia Cristina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary site.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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El Chalten

— 1 night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

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You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 2 nights
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 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe. On the next day, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche route planner.

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Mendoza

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). Dedicate the 7th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

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Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
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 10th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.