30 days in Argentina Itinerary

30 days in Argentina Itinerary

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30 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Salta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
7
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Charlotte

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 14th (Sun), take a peaceful walk through Quebrada de San Lorenzo, examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ojo de Mar. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Alemania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, then look for gifts at Almandina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salta trip website .

Charlotte, USA to Salta is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Salta is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Charlotte in June, with highs in Salta at 66°F and lows at 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quebrada de San Lorenzo, Ojo de Mar
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 16th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel of Candonga, then see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, then steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Society of Jesus Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Parroquia nuestra Senora de la Merced and then get in on the family fun at La Serranita - Recreational Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cordoba online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salta in June, you will find days in Cordoba are slightly colder (53°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (50°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Parroquia nuestra Senora de la Merced, La Serranita - Recreational Park
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Society of Jesus Church ©
Society of Jesus Church
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat ©
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Tierras Altas and Los Pingos Horse Riding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience and Museo Nacional Del Vino y la Vendimia. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Las Heras (El Camino de las 365 Curvas & Reserva Natural Villavicencio) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes and steep yourself in history at Antigua Bodega Giol.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mendoza tour website .

You can fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in June: highs in Mendoza hover around 61°F, while lows dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Las Heras, Maipu, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Reserva Natural Villavicencio ©
Reserva Natural Villavicencio
Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes ©
Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 21st (Sun), hit the slopes at Cerro Chapelco and then get outside with Lago Lacar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes trip planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to San Martin de los Andes in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sendero de los Arrayanes and Kayaking & Canoeing. Visiting Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Refugio Frey will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: get outside with Cerro Lopez, stroll through Circuito Chico, get great views at Mirador Bahia Lopez, and fly down the slopes at Epic Bariloche.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche road trip tool .

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fitz Roy and Chorillo del Salto. Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, look for all kinds of wild species at Lago del Desierto, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten planner .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago del Desierto, Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like River Rafting & Tubing and Enjoy!. Visiting Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Patagonia Profunda - Safari Experience will get you outdoors. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary planner .

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in El Calafate sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 35°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Feria artesanal Ushuaia, then take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Martial, then explore the activities along Lago Roca, and finally see the interesting displays at Antigua Casa de Gobierno.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia day trip app .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in July, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Peninsula Valdes and Costas de Patagonia. Get outdoors at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat and Caleta Valdes. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (Peke Sosa Avistajes & Punta Pardelas). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Yellow Submarine, get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman, and take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Piramides
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Costas de Patagonia ©
Costas de Patagonia
Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat ©

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.
Get in touch with nature at Delta El Tigre and Parque 3 de Febrero. Explore hidden gems such as Basilica de Lujan and Villa Ocampo. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar), Catedral de San Isidro (in San Isidro) and Museo de La Plata (in La Plata). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

San Isidro, Delta El Tigre, Reserva Natural Urbana, Basilica de Lujan, Museo de La Plata
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo

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