21 days in Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly to El Tehuelche Airport, Drive to Puerto Piramides
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Puerto Piramides
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
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Salta
— 1 night
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires itinerary website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in October: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Piramides.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Puerto Piramides

— 1 night
Puerto Piramides vacations became popular in the 1970s, after legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau surveyed the area and observed the behavior of southern right whales.
On the 15th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Pardelas and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puerto Piramides itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Buenos Aires to Puerto Piramides. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Puerto Piramides

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Puerto Madryn

— 3 nights
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 Playa El Doradillo and Loberia de Punta Loma. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, and kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Puerto Piramides to Puerto Madryn in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Ushuaia

— 3 nights

End of the World

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano and Lago Roca. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, and browse the exhibits of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia online route planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

El Calafate

— 2 nights
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), experience the excitement of Estancia 25 de Mayo and then take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Estancia Cristina and then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

El Chalten

— 2 nights
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.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Laguna Torre and then stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten vacation maker website.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Parque Nahuelito. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura to see Rio Correntoso about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 28th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Salta.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Salta

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Salta day trip planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Salta in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, you will find days in Salta are warmer (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites

Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
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 30th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park route builder website.

Getting from Salta to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Iguazu National Park when traveling from Salta in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.