21 days in Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Argentina Itinerary

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21 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Cordoba
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly + train:  18​h
End: Brussels

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.
On the 8th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma, then take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and then stroll through Playa El Doradillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then make a trip to Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, and then identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Brussels to Puerto Madryn due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Loberia de Punta Loma ©
Loberia de Punta Loma
Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lago Roca and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Ushuaia Bay and Isla de Los Pajaros. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, make a trip to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, and explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tierra del Fuego National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserve and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

Take the guesswork out of planning a El Calafate vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in November since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Laguna Capri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Piedras Blancas and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche holiday planner.

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, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): steep yourself in history at El Paseo Buen Pastor, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Carmen, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Cordoba trip planner .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, expect nights in Cordoba to be warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 20th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Salta and then take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salta tour app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cordoba to Salta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Salta, with highs around 31°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Madero and Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. You'll explore and learn at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de La Plata. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Catedral de la Plata in La Plata, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of San Telmo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, and make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Salta in November, plan for slightly colder days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

La Plata
Highlights from your plan
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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