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
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Humahuaca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Purmamarca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Cafayate
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
9
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
10
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
11
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Jose

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Salta trip planner .

San Jose, Costa Rica to Salta is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Jose to Salta is 3 hours. Traveling from San Jose in December, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Salta. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
Plaza 9 de Julio ©
Plaza 9 de Julio

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Humahuaca

Humahuaca ©
The largest settlement in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca allows for thorough exploration of the colorful valley that links the high Andean lands and the temperate plains of southeastern South America.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serranía de Hornocal, then explore the striking landscape at Quebrada de Humahuaca, and then pause for some photo ops at Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Humahuaca vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Salta to Humahuaca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Serranía de Hornocal ©
Serranía de Hornocal
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca

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night
Purmamarca

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Morado, then go for a walk through Cuesta de Lipan, and finally trek along Paseo de los Colorados.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Purmamarca trip tool .

Traveling by car from Humahuaca to Purmamarca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cafayate.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors

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night
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore by horseback at Parador de la Quebrada, take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta, then explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cafayate travel route site .

Getting from Purmamarca to Cafayate by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Wildlife Trails
Highlights from your plan
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas

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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 outdoors at River Rafting & Tubing and Valle de Uco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Los Pingos Horse Riding and El Camino de las 365 Curvas. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul, walk around Parque General San Martin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Mendoza takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Mendoza sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Valle de Uco, El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Highlights from your plan
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
River Rafting & Tubing
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes. Take a break from the city and head to Playa El Doradillo and Loberia de Punta Loma. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Caleta Valdes in Puerto Piramides--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, look for all kinds of wild species at Estancia San Lorenzo, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Caleta Valdes
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lago Roca and Tierra del Fuego National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Isla Martillo and Helicopter Tours. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, head off the coast to Isla de Los Pajaros, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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night
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 26th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park online vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 15°C in Los Glaciares National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Rios de Hielo. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and River Rafting & Tubing. It doesn't end there: get outside with Enjoy! and look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip planning website .

Take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. December in El Calafate sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

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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.
Visiting Fitz Roy and Road to El Chalten will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Torre and Chorillo del Salto. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, hike along Paso de Viento, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online day trip planner .

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Road to El Chalten ©
Road to El Chalten
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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nights
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.
Visiting Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sendero de los Arrayanes and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hit the slopes at Piedras Blancas, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche travel itinerary planner.

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Fishing Charters & Tours

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Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then explore the activities along Rio Correntoso. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then get great views at Mirador Belvedere y Cascada INACAYAL, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Correntoso.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

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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 8th (Wed), hit the slopes at Cerro Chapelco, then get outside with Lago Lacar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, explore the activities along Lago Lolog, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum.

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You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip builder website .

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Iguazu National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

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You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in January, plan for slightly colder days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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