26 days in Argentina Itinerary

26 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly
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Salta
— 4 nights
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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.
On the 1st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park road trip planning app.

Indianapolis, USA to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in April, expect Iguazu National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Buenos Aires

— 5 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires tour planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in May: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

El Calafate

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, stop by Avenida Libertador, and see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate tour planning site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 42°F to lows of 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 3 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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, trek along Laguna de los Tres, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and stroll through Laguna Torre.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 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, get great views at Cerro Otto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and stop by Evo Sports.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Mendoza

— 4 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). Dedicate the 19th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Budeguer, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Mendoza: highs are around 65°F and lows about 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Salta

— 4 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta, contemplate the long history of Salta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Salta online road trip planner.

Fly from Mendoza to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Salta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.