31 days in Argentina Itinerary

31 days in Argentina Itinerary

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31 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
El Chalten
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Los Glaciares National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
8
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Newark

2
nights
Salta

Salta ©
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, nature, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento San Bernardo, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta route planning app .

Newark, USA to Salta is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newark to Salta. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Salta hover around 83°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Tupungato (Valle de Uco & La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip). There's lots more to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Mendoza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Salta, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 89°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tupungato, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip ©
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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 30th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre, and then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy and then explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

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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 31st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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.
Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Enjoy!, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

3
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.
Los Glaciares National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier and hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park day trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In January, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) 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 Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, hike along Glacier Martial, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary tool .

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. Expect little chillier evenings in Ushuaia when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, with lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn day trip site .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

4
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Palermo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires vacation tool .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then go deep underground at Wanda Mines.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for a bit warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

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