20 days in Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
1
Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Puerto Piramides
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Mendoza
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
End: Buenos Aires

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque 3 de Febrero and Reserva Natural Otamendi. Do your shopping at Puerto Madero and Palermo. Step out of Buenos Aires to go to Lujan and see Basilica de Lujan, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary website .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Basilica de Lujan, Parque Nacional Ciervo de los Pantanos
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): look for gifts at Aquatours buceo and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo National Reserve.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn driving holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Piramides.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

2
nights
Puerto Piramides

Puerto Piramides vacations became popular in the 1970s, after legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau surveyed the area and observed the behavior of southern right whales.
Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Caleta Valdes. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puerto Piramides and Reserva Natural Isla de los Pajaros. When in Puerto Piramides, make a side trip to see Punta Delgada Lighthouse in Punta Delgada, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: head outdoors with Peke Sosa Avistajes.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Piramides journey planning app .

Traveling by car from Puerto Madryn to Puerto Piramides takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Piramides

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Punta Delgada Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Puerto Piramides ©
Puerto Piramides
Punta Delgada Lighthouse ©
Punta Delgada Lighthouse

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parroquia San Eduardo and VanWynsberghe Chocolats. Take a break from the city and head to Catedral Alta Patagonis and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's still lots to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and stop by Chocolate del Turista.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Drive from Puerto Piramides to San Carlos de Bariloche in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Perito Moreno Glacier and Glaciar Seco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Parque Nacional Perito Moreno and Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip builder app .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are a bit cooler (9°C), and nights are a bit warmer (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Perito Moreno
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

1
night
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 25th (Thu): get outside with Oceanica Diving, then get outside with Millanti Viajes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, and finally look for gifts at Confituras El Marques. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Bodega Suter and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza road trip planning app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Mendoza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, expect nights in Mendoza to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are much warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

San Rafael
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Catedral San Rafael Arcangel ©
Catedral San Rafael Arcangel
Bodega Suter ©
Bodega Suter

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.
On the 27th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Wanda Mines and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Mendoza in October, things will get a bit warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Wanda Mines ©
Wanda Mines

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