19 days in Argentina Itinerary

19 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Start: Aldie
Drive + Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Mendoza
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
2
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
6
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
7
El Chalten
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
8
Trelew
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Buenos Aires
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  17 h 45 min
End: Aldie

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): savor the flavors at Food & Drink, then do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Vinoteca Dos Puntos, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then get great views at Cerro de la Gloria.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip itinerary planning site.

Aldie, USA to Mendoza is an approximately 18- hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aldie to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aldie in January, expect Mendoza to be much warmer, temps between 91°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Adventure Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): head off the coast to Isla San Martin, look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and finally admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 69°F at night. On the 10th (Fri), you'll travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

2
nights
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 10th (Fri), look for gifts at De la Montana and then get outside with Route of the Seven Lakes. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco, stroll around Plaza Sarmiento, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes trip tool.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Iguazu National Park to San Martin de los Andes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and then hike along Circuito Chico. On your second day here, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe and then fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche journey maker site.

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 56°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Lago Argentino and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, and then get great views at Mirador del Torre. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Road to El Chalten, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your El Chalten trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trelew.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

2
nights
Trelew

Trelew ©
Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Toninas Adventure, Estacion Maritima Commersonii and Florentino Ameghino Dam. Change things up with these side-trips from Trelew: Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Gaiman (Museo Antropologico & Museo Casa del Poeta). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, make a trip to Capillas Galesas, examine the collection at Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman, and head outdoors with Bosque Petrificado Florentino Ameghino.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Trelew online travel planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from El Chalten to Trelew. In January in Trelew, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Trelew

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Gaiman, Puerto Rawson, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Florentino Ameghino Dam
Highlights from your plan
Florentino Ameghino Dam ©
Florentino Ameghino Dam
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Valle de Los Altares ©
Valle de Los Altares

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Calle Defensa, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, then ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online trip builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Trelew to Buenos Aires. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Trelew in January, with lows around 70°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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