21 days in Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Argentina Itinerary

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21 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
ferry + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h
5
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Mendoza
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  19​h
End: Toronto

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo de La Plata and Fragata ARA Sarmiento. Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and San Telmo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, don't miss a visit to Avenida de Mayo, and browse the exhibits of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planning website .

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Argentine Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in January, things will get much hotter in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Museo de La Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo National Reserve. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas, then kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn attractions website .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Costas de Patagonia ©
Costas de Patagonia
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca, then grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia online trip maker .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Perito Moreno. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip 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. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, Los Glaciares National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mirador del Torre and Laguna Torre. Get outdoors at Laguna Capri and Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Cerro Fitz Roy. There's more to do: hike along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas and look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Chalten road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten takes 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Mirador del Torre ©
Mirador del Torre

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Scuba & Snorkeling. Take a break from the city and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and San Carlos de Baraloche to Puerto Varas. There's more to do: stroll through Playa Bonita and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder website .

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 January, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and Bodega Tierras Altas. Get a sense of the local culture at Bodega Chandon and Bodegas Lopez. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to El Camino de las 365 Curvas (in Las Heras) and Carinae Vinedos & Bodega (in Maipu). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodegas Nieto Senetiner and explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza route maker .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around 38°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Maipu, El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon

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