25 days in Argentina Itinerary

25 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina travel route planner

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Drive
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Mendoza
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Agustin del Valle Fertil
— 1 day
Drive to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport, Fly to Malvinas Argentinas Airport
3
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus
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Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
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
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salta
— 1 night
Fly
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
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Mendoza

— 2 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: O. Fournier (in La Consulta) and San Rafael (La Abeja Winery, Oceanica Diving, &more). There's much more to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza route app.

San Rafael to Mendoza is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from San Rafael in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mendoza, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Agustin del Valle Fertil.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Agustin del Valle Fertil

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Provincial Ischigualasto Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Agustin del Valle Fertil day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mendoza to San Agustin del Valle Fertil takes 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Agustin del Valle Fertil

Nature · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ushuaia

— 2 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.
Spend the 23rd (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, look for gifts at La Ultima Bita, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip planner.

Explore your travel options from San Agustin del Valle Fertil to Ushuaia with the Route module. In December, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, then head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then stop by La Aldea de los Gnomos.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the El Calafate holiday planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park

— 1 night
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 28th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perito Moreno National Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park holiday planning website.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2.5 hours. December in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten online visit planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 2 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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and get great views at Cerro Otto.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche online road trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

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 3rd (Mon): hunt for treasures at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally admire the striking features of Centro Cultural America. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento San Bernardo, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Salta in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, with highs in Salta at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): look for gifts at Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the next day, stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, look for all kinds of wild species at Guiraoga, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park journey website.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Salta in January: high temperatures in Iguazu National Park hover around 37°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trip

Buenos Aires

— 6 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.
Do your shopping at Puerto Madero and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, stop by Palermo, and wander the streets of Recoleta.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
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.