32 days in Argentina Itinerary

32 days in Argentina Itinerary

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32 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Salta
— 3 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
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 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:  4​h 15​min
10
Puerto Iguazu
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: San Jose

3
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, nature, museums, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent, and don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salta road trip planning site .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Salta is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Argentine Time (ART) is 3 hours. Traveling from San Jose in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salta, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tupungato (Valle de Uco & La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mendoza trip maker website .

Getting from Salta to Mendoza by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in December, you will find days in Mendoza are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

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 striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, trek along Circuito Chico, don't miss a visit to Centro Civico, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning site .

You can fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in December, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, around 6°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

2
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.
On the 23rd (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Fitz Roy. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and identify plant and animal life at Lago del Desierto.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten online trip itinerary builder .

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 up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
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 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: get outside with Enjoy!, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other 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, daytime highs in El Calafate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a 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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, see Off-Road Tours, and step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia driving holiday 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 slightly colder temperatures traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in December, with highs in Ushuaia at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to 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
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn journey planning 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 your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks 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, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through Calle Defensa, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

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

4
nights
Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls, Salto Bernabe Mendez, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu, make a trip to La Aripuca, stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Iguazu.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Iguazu using our trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, you will find days in Puerto Iguazu are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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