20 days in Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Mendoza
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
Tandil
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h 30​min
8
Humahuaca
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
9
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Newark

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Roberto Bonfanti. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery, see human ingenuity at work at Potrerillos Dam, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mendoza tour builder .

Newark, USA to Mendoza is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Mendoza, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in September; daily highs in Mendoza reach 71°F and lows reach 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Potrerillos Dam ©
Potrerillos Dam
Bodega Catena Zapata ©
Bodega Catena Zapata

1
night
Tandil

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Calvario, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cerro El Centinela, then walk around Parque Independencia, and finally don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tandil road trip planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Tandil in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mendoza in October, with highs in Tandil at 67°F and lows at 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Tandil

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia
Cerro El Centinela ©
Cerro El Centinela
Monte Calvario ©
Monte Calvario

2
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Puerto Piramides and Monumento al Indio Tehuelche. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Playa El Doradillo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip maker app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tandil to Puerto Madryn in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Piramides, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Puerto Piramides ©
Puerto Piramides

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.
On the 6th (Sun), head off the coast to Isla Bridges, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, and finally don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lago Roca and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia route planner .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in October, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Helicopter Tours
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Road to El Chalten, get great views at Mirador del Torre, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Road to El Chalten ©
Road to El Chalten
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Parroquia San Eduardo. Explore San Carlos de Bariloche's surroundings by going to Villa La Angostura (Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura & Rio Correntoso). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Piedras Blancas, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada, and take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Villa La Angostura
Highlights from your plan
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Parroquia San Eduardo ©
Parroquia San Eduardo

1
night
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 13th (Sun), hit the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Chapelco.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes travel planner.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Humahuaca.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Plaza San Martin ©
Plaza San Martin

1
day
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 14th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia, take a memorable drive along Quebrada de Humahuaca, and then examine the collection at Museo Folklorico Regional.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Humahuaca online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and bus from San Martin de los Andes to Humahuaca takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salta.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Museo Folklorico Regional ©
Museo Folklorico Regional

2
nights
Salta

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 15th (Tue), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre). On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, make a trip to Plazoleta IV Siglos, then see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Salta trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Humahuaca to Salta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

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