23 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

23 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

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23 days in Argentina & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Munich, Germany
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  5 h 15 min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Munich, Germany

1
night
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Munich, Germany to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Munich to Iguazu National Park, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in December, with highs in Iguazu National Park at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Montevideo.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

3
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, ponder the world of politics at Palacio Legislativo, take a stroll through Pocitos, and take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Montevideo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in December, things will get slightly colder in Montevideo: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Montevideo

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

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, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia tour itinerary maker app .

Getting from Montevideo to Ushuaia by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Montevideo in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, Los Glaciares National Park is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in El Calafate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to El Chalten.

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
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

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.
On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri and then take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, then get great views at Mirador del Torre, then explore the activities along Laguna Torre, and finally get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten road trip app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

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

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Spend the 28th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's much more to do: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, trek along Circuito Chico, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and get great views at Cerro Otto.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, and get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning app .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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