20 days in Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
8
Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park travel itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newark to Iguazu National Park. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in February; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 89°F and lows reach 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

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Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in February, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 81°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

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

2
nights
Ushuaia

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): explore the activities along Canal Beagle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in February: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 55°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Glaciares National Park when traveling from Ushuaia in February, with lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
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.
On the 18th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Calafate tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate by bus takes about 2 hours. In February in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

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.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten journey planner .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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 22nd (Sat): stroll through Cerro Otto, trek along Circuito Chico, and then pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

3
nights
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 24th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, learn about winemaking at Bodega Budeguer, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stroll around Parque General San Martin, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza online visit planner .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, expect nights in Mendoza to be much hotter, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

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