22 days in Argentina Itinerary

22 days in Argentina Itinerary

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22 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Iguazu
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
5
El Chalten
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Los Antiguos
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: London

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Museo de arte Tigre, then contemplate the long history of Villa Ocampo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Iglesia de San Salvador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de San Roque, then admire the majestic nature at Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina, and then identify plant and animal life at Delta Terra Natural Reserve.

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London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Buenos Aires. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in May since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tigre, Villa Ocampo, Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina
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Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo
Museo de arte Tigre ©
Museo de arte Tigre
La Iglesia de San Salvador ©
La Iglesia de San Salvador

1
night
Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen del Carmen, hike along Sendero Macuco, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet, admire the sheer force of Salto Arrechea, and then don't miss a visit to La Casa de Las Botellas.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. When traveling from Buenos Aires in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Puerto Iguazu, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores
Salto Arrechea ©
Salto Arrechea

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, explore the activities along Lago Roca, and then pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Larga, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and then stroll through Glaciar Martial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia online day trip planner .

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Ushuaia in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in May, things will get cooler in Ushuaia: highs are around 7°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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 7th (Thu): stop by La Despensa Espacio de Sabores, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and then look for all kinds of wild species at La Leona Petrified Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then identify plant and animal life at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. On the next day, look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, explore the striking landscape at Amanecer en El Chalten, and then see the interesting displays at Madsen House Museum.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planner .

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Antiguos.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Piedras Blancas ©
Glaciar Piedras Blancas
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Casa Madsen Museo ©
Casa Madsen Museo

1
night
Los Antiguos

Los Antiguos ©
Los Antiguos is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, located on the south shore of Lago Buenos Aires. On the 11th (Mon), trek along Portal La Ascension and then cruise along Monte Zeballos.

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You can drive from El Chalten to Los Antiguos in 9.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Los Antiguos can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Los Antiguos

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monte Zeballos ©
Monte Zeballos
Chacra Don Neno ©
Chacra Don Neno

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.
On the 13th (Wed), examine the collection at Museo de Gemas, then stroll through Playa La Cantera, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Tangol Puerto Madryn.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip planner.

You can drive from Los Antiguos to Puerto Madryn in 11 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera
Estancia San Lorenzo ©
Estancia San Lorenzo
Museo de Gemas ©
Museo de Gemas

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Virgen de Lourdes and Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodega Chandon and El Camino de las 365 Curvas. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Divisadero Largo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza online vacation planner .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Mendoza in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Antigua Bodega Giol, El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Highlights from your plan
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes ©
Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes

3
nights
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
On the 19th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo River Plate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Isidro, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Urbana, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Piedad. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Plaza Francia, examine the collection at Fundacion Proa, then explore and take pictures at Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, and finally look and learn at Planetario Ciudad de La Plata.

For reviews and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Mendoza in May, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

La Plata, Catedral de San Isidro, Reserva Natural Urbana
Highlights from your plan
Fundacion Proa ©
Fundacion Proa
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Planetario Ciudad de La Plata ©
Planetario Ciudad de La Plata

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