20 days in Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina trip planner

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Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
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El Calafate
— 2 nights
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Mendoza
— 3 nights
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San Luis
— 2 nights
Bus to Córdoba, Bus to Salta
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Salta
— 3 nights
Bus
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus
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Buenos Aires
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, then get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires tour planner.

Montreal, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in January, things will get warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

El Calafate

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head outdoors with Enjoy! and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Estancia Cristina and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find out how to plan a trip to El Calafate, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and little chillier nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Plaza Independencia, stroll around Parque General San Martin, then take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Miguel Mini Bodega y Vinedos, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then do a tasting at Bodega Ruca Malen, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Potrerillos Dam.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Mendoza takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for much warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Luis.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

San Luis

— 2 nights
Sitting at the foot of the Sierra Grandes, San Luis offers a welcome set of urban attractions, as well as great access to some of the region's most popular natural sights.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Luis: La Punta (Parque Astronomico la Punta & Replica Del Historico Cabildo de 1810) and Circuito de Potrero de los Funes (in Potrero de los Funes). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Circuito Artesanal De Los Comechingones Artesanos En Taller, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de las Monjas Benedictinas, pause for some photo ops at Pueblo Puntano Monument of Independence, and take in the dramatic scenery at Salto de la Moneda.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our San Luis online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Mendoza to San Luis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Salta.

Things to do in San Luis

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Salta

— 3 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Luis to Salta takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Salta sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park online journey maker.

You can fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in January, expect Iguazu National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Buenos Aires

— 1 night

Queen of La Plata

Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Floralis Generica, then take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires planner.

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 January, you will find days in Buenos Aires are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites

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.