20 days in Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
El Calafate
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
5
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  17​h 30​min
End: Brussels

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and La Boca. Get some historical perspective at Calle Defensa and Casa Rosada. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Palermo, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Buenos Aires. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in October, with highs in Buenos Aires at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Doradillo and Playa La Cantera. Get some cultural insight at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Compania Mercantil de Chubut. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo and explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn day trip planning tool .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

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 31st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate route builder .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in El Calafate are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Chalten online journey builder .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) 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 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.
Visiting Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche day trip app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

3
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa de los Hippies and San Roque Lake. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Iglesia de Los Capuchinos. Change things up with a short trip to Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Carmen in Villa Carlos Paz (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Padres de Schoenstatt, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Playa de los Hippies
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

2
nights
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 10th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in November: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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