28 days in Argentina Itinerary

28 days in Argentina Itinerary

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28 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Merida
Fly:  17​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
7
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Merida

5
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Puerto Madero and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, take a stroll through Palermo, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires attractions planning website .

Merida, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Merida to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In November, Buenos Aires is slightly colder than Merida - with highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

2
nights
Iguazu National Park

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 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park vacation site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

3
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
You'll get in some beach time at La Perla and Sandboard Mar Azul. Escape the urban bustle at Balneario Medanos and Albufera de mar chiquita. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, explore the world behind art at Museo MAR, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Antares.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mar del Plata online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Mar del Plata takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in November: high temperatures in Mar del Plata hover around 25°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sandboard Mar Azul, Albufera de mar chiquita, Balneario Medanos
Highlights from your plan
La Perla ©
La Perla
Albufera de mar chiquita ©
Albufera de mar chiquita
Balneario Medanos ©
Balneario Medanos

4
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. Take a break from the city and head to Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Punta Pardelas (in Puerto Piramides) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa El Doradillo and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Cantera.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Puerto Madryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Punta Pardelas, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, then head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our El Calafate route planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. November in El Calafate sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
Get outdoors at Fitz Roy and Laguna Torre. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, get great views at Mirador del Torre, identify plant and animal life at Paso de Viento, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our El Chalten trip planner .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

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.
Visit Dina Huapi and Playa Bonita for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. There's lots more to do: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche visit app .

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, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Dina Huapi
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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