24 days in Argentina Itinerary

24 days in Argentina Itinerary

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24 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cordoba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alta Gracia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Merlo
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Barreal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Rodeo
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
San Juan
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
8
Province of La Rioja
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Londres
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Fiambala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Christchurch

4
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cordoba City Tour as well as Tren de Las Sierras.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cordoba travel route planner.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Cordoba is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a -15 hour difference. Traveling from Christchurch in August, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are warmer (18°C). On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Alta Gracia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cordoba City Tour ©
Cordoba City Tour

1
night
Alta Gracia

Alta Gracia ©
A sleepy town less than an hour's drive from Cordoba, Alta Gracia appeals to visitors eager to unwind in picturesque northwest Argentina.
Plan my day in Alta Gracia using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cordoba to Alta Gracia in an hour. August in Alta Gracia sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Merlo.

Things to do in Alta Gracia

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Museo Del Che Guevara ©
Museo Del Che Guevara
Reloj Publico ©
Reloj Publico

1
night
Merlo

Merlo ©
Offering a gentle climate in an area otherwise known for its dry conditions, Merlo has become one of Argentina's increasingly popular destinations among active vacationers.
On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mirador del Sol.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Merlo trip planner .

You can drive from Alta Gracia to Merlo in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Mendoza.

Things to do in Merlo

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trip

Sierra Pura
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural de Merlo ©
Reserva Natural de Merlo
Sierra Pura ©
Sierra Pura
Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Rosario ©

2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Bodega La Azul and Andeluna Cellars. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: San Rafael (Winery La Abeja, Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, & more). There's more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza road trip planner .

You can take a bus from Merlo to Mendoza in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. In August in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Barreal.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Adventure

Side Trip

San Rafael
Highlights from your plan
Laberinto de Borges ©
Laberinto de Borges
Catedral San Rafael Arcangel ©
Catedral San Rafael Arcangel
Museo Ferroviario ©
Museo Ferroviario

1
night
Barreal

Barreal ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Los Escalones and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Jesus de la Buena Esperanza.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barreal tour itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mendoza to Barreal. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Juan.

Things to do in Barreal

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Rodeo

Rodeo ©
You've now added Cuesta del Viento Dam to your itinerary.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Rodeo trip maker .

You can drive from Province of La Rioja to Rodeo in 5.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Rodeo

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Camping Agua Negra
Highlights from your plan
Camping Agua Negra ©
Camping Agua Negra

3
nights
San Juan

San Juan ©
San Juan acts as a more humble and provincial version of nearby Mendoza, with all the wineries and lush landscape, but less of the hustle, bustle, and international guests.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santo Domingo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio de la Difunta Correa, then make a trip to Plaza Aberastain, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archdiocesan Cathedral San Juan Bautista. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Casa Natal de Sarmiento, get outside with Pampa Del Leoncito, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio San Juan, and finally admire all the interesting features of Ruta Escenica 150.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Juan trip planner .

You can drive from Rodeo to San Juan in 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Province of La Rioja.

Things to do in San Juan

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Museo del Vino Bodega Graffigna
Highlights from your plan
Casa Natal de Sarmiento ©
Casa Natal de Sarmiento
Convento de Santo Tomás de Aquino
Convento de Santo Tomás de Aquino

2
nights
Province of La Rioja

Province of La Rioja ©
La Rioja is the capital city of the Argentine province of La Rioja, located in the east of the province. You've added Laguna Brava, La Mejicana Mine, Cuesta de Miranda, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to La Mejicana Mine, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cuesta de Miranda, then explore the activities along Laguna Brava, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Caminito. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Talampaya.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Province of La Rioja travel planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from San Juan to Province of La Rioja takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Province of La Rioja

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Talampaya ©
Parque Nacional Talampaya
Iglesia y Convento de Santo Domingo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo ©
Plaza 25 de Mayo

2
nights
San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca ©
Surrounded by impressive mountains, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca sits in a scenic valley, on the banks of the Del Valle river.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Adan Quiroga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seminario Diocesano, then get outside with Cuesta Del Portezuelo, and finally don't miss a visit to Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Valle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at El Rodeo and then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Virgen del Valle.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Province of La Rioja to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Londres.

Things to do in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta Del Portezuelo ©
Cuesta Del Portezuelo
Museo de la Virgen del Valle ©
Museo de la Virgen del Valle

2
nights
Londres

Londres ©
Londres is a small tourist town in the Belén Department of Catamarca Province, Argentina. Ruinas de El Shincal has been added to your itinerary.

Find out how to plan Londres trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Drive from San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca to Londres in 4 hours. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Londres

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Belen
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Fiambala

Fiambala ©
Fiambalá is a town in the department of Tinogasta, located in the west part of Catamarca Province, Argentina. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dunes of Taton as well as Termas de Fiambala. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get outside with Dunes of Taton and then take in the natural beauty of Termas de Fiambala.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fiambala day trip planning website .

Drive from Londres to Fiambala in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fiambala

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Tinogasta
Highlights from your plan
Termas de Fiambala ©
Termas de Fiambala
Museo del Hombre ©
Museo del Hombre
Ruta de los Seismiles ©
Ruta de los Seismiles