21 days in Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Argentina Itinerary

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21 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Salta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, and finally steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos and then take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Salta road trip planning site .

Washington DC, USA to Salta is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Salta, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in September, expect Salta to be a bit cooler, temps between 75°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo

2
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 24th (Tue), walk around Parque General San Martin, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, then do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then do a tasting at Miguel Mini Bodega y Vinedos.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mendoza are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Centro Civico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, and then stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mendoza in September, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 52°F and lows at 31°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park tour planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Los Glaciares National Park, ranging from highs of 45°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate trip maker .

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in El Calafate are 45°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

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You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 37°F in Ushuaia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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 5th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Town of Gaiman and then explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, and then stroll through Playa El Doradillo.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, wander the streets of San Telmo, and then get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

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You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are a bit warmer (84°F), and nights are about the same (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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