29 days in Argentina Itinerary

29 days in Argentina Itinerary

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29 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7​h 15​min
2
El Chalten
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
3
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 45​min
6
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Denver

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta del Diablo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Denver, USA to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Denver to San Carlos de Bariloche is 4 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Denver in February; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 74°F and lows reach 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Los Huemules, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Enjoy!. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El Calafate travel route website .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Climbing Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park attractions planner .

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. February in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
Ushuaia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego and Canal Beagle. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, and make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia attractions planner .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in February since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 26th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then look for gifts at Aquatours buceo, and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo National Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de Gemas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

Before you visit Puerto Madryn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro
Scuba & Snorkeling

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 Matervini and Bodega Tierras Altas. Go for a jaunt from Mendoza to Maipu to see Casa El Enemigo about 38 minutes away. Dedicate the 1st (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque General San Martin, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional.

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Fly from Puerto Madryn to Mendoza in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Mendoza sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Casa El Enemigo
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini

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 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. On your second day here, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and finally explore and take pictures at Wanda Mines.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip planner .

Getting from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mendoza in March since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

6
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.
Puerto Madero and San Telmo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, try your luck at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, and wander the streets of Recoleta.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires route planner .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in March: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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