19 days in Argentina Itinerary

19 days in Argentina Itinerary

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19 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale
+2
train + tram + Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Humahuaca
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
7
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h
8
Cafayate
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
9
Cachi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h
End: Fort Lauderdale

2
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 29th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, and finally don't miss a visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salta route planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Salta is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Salta due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Salta, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos

1
night
Humahuaca

Humahuaca ©
The largest settlement in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca allows for thorough exploration of the colorful valley that links the high Andean lands and the temperate plains of southeastern South America.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia and then explore the ancient world of Quebrada de Humahuaca.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Humahuaca trip planner.

You can drive from Salta to Humahuaca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Nature Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Catedral de la Plata in La Plata--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take a stroll through San Telmo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus, taxi, and flight from Humahuaca to Buenos Aires takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino and Compania Mercantil de Chubut. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo and kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip maker app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

2
nights
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 8th (Tue): try to win big at Casino Club - Calafate, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then look for gifts at Arte Indio. On your second day here, get outside with Enjoy!, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in El Calafate sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

1
night
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 10th (Thu): stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, then trek along Sendero de los Arrayanes, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche visit planner .

Fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Calafate in October: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 58°F, while lows dip to 34°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Bodega Renacer, then do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, then do a tasting at Bodega Chandon, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Carmelo Patti. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Bodega Benegas, learn about winemaking at Bodega Budeguer, learn about winemaking at Casarena Bodega y Vinedos, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and finally contemplate the long history of Antigua Bodega Giol.

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Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, things will get a bit warmer in Mendoza: highs are around 76°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antigua Bodega Giol
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Bodega Benegas ©
Bodega Benegas

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night
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, then take in the dramatic natural features at Los Castillos, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and finally do a tasting at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cafayate trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mendoza to Cafayate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cachi.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Los Castillos ©
Los Castillos
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas

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nights
Cachi

Cachi ©
Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
On the 15th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Valle Encantado, do a tasting at Bodega Puna, and then delve into the distant past at Parque Nacional Los Cardones.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cachi trip planner .

You can drive from Cafayate to Cachi in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cachi

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Bodega Puna ©
Bodega Puna
Valle Encantado ©
Valle Encantado

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