33 days in Argentina Itinerary

33 days in Argentina Itinerary

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33 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Trelew
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
6
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
8
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Cordoba
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Dubai

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.
Visit San Telmo and Plaza de Mayo for their historical value. Do your shopping at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and wander the streets of La Boca.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, expect Buenos Aires to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

3
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at La Perla and Punta Mogotes. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bristol, and don't miss a visit to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes.

For maps and other tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata holiday planning website .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mar del Plata, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Perla ©
La Perla
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese

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 out of the city life by going to Playa El Doradillo and Costas de Patagonia. You'll get in some beach time at Playa La Cantera and Playa Parana. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro, get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman, and make a trip to Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mar del Plata to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Trelew.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera

1
night
Trelew

Trelew ©
Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Union, explore the striking landscape at Valle de Los Altares, and then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Trelew online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Madryn to Trelew takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Trelew

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Union
Highlights from your plan
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Valle de Los Altares ©
Valle de Los Altares
Playa Union ©
Playa Union

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.
Visiting Cerro Fitz Roy and Laguna Capri will get you outdoors. Make the 4th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Lago del Desierto. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre and look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Trelew to El Chalten. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park online tour planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Playa Bonita. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, get great views at Cerro Otto, take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo, and trek along Circuito Chico.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning tool .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in December, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be little chillier, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

1
night
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 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu, and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional, don't miss a visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta trip planning app .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Salta by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Iguazu National Park in December since evenings lows in Salta dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

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
Convento San Bernardo ©
Convento San Bernardo

6
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and El Paseo Buen Pastor. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte and Museo Del Che Guevara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cordoba: Villa Carlos Paz (Balneario Playas de Oro, San Roque Lake, & more). Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, snap pictures at Puente del Bicentenario, get outside with La Canada de Cordoba, and Head underground at Las grutas de Ongamira.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba travel route builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salta to Cordoba in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salta in December, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge), Museo Del Che Guevara, Las grutas de Ongamira, Costanera
Highlights from your plan
San Roque Lake ©
San Roque Lake
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

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