19 days in Argentina Itinerary

19 days in Argentina Itinerary

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

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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.
Dedicate the 21st (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 23rd (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip itinerary website.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Mendoza is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Juan to Mendoza. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Juan in October: highs in Mendoza hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Wineries · Parks

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and stroll around Parque Nahuelito.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mendoza in October: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 17°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

El Chalten

— 2 nights
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 27th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Thu): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores and then take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip app.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

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 29th (Fri), head outdoors with Enjoy!, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate route maker tool.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Calafate

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Puerto Madryn

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn travel route planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires vacation maker.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Iguazu National Park

— 3 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 5th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park day trip tool.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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.