36 days in Argentina & Arroio Grande Itinerary

36 days in Argentina & Arroio Grande Itinerary

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36 days in Argentina & Arroio Grande Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Drive:  12 h 30 min
1
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 15 min
2
Corrientes, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
3
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  10 h
4
Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
car:  5 h 30 min
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
car:  10 h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
car:  5 h
7
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
8
Rio Gallegos, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  10 h 15 min
10
Puerto Santa Cruz, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  12 h
11
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
12
Bahia Blanca, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
13
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
14
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Drive:  10 h 45 min
15
Arroio Grande, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 30 min
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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night
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

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.
To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary maker.

Florianopolis, Brazil to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December in Puerto Iguazu, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Corrientes.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores
Guiraoga ©
Guiraoga
La Aripuca ©
La Aripuca

1
night
Corrientes, Argentina

Corrientes ©
With an interesting blend of modern and colonial buildings, Corrientes hosts one of the largest carnival events in Argentina.
For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Corrientes custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Iguazu to Corrientes takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. December in Corrientes sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Salta.

Things to do in Corrientes

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Costanera de Corrientes ©
Costanera de Corrientes
Esteros de Ibera ©
Esteros de Ibera

1
night
Salta, Argentina

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 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salta vacation builder.

You can drive from Corrientes to Salta in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In December, Salta is a bit cooler than Corrientes - with highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Plaza 9 de Julio ©
Plaza 9 de Julio

3
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kids will enjoy El Paseo Buen Pastor and Casper Un Lugar Magico. Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Villa Carlos Paz (Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, Complejo Aerosilla Carlos Paz, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Museo Histórico UNC - Manzana Jesuítica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, examine the collection at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, and make a trip to Plaza San Martin.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip generator.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Salta to Cordoba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Salta in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Cordoba, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Rancho de Luz
Highlights from your plan
El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo ©
El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Complejo Aerosilla Carlos Paz ©
Complejo Aerosilla Carlos Paz

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodega Valentin Bianchi, then do a tasting at Andeluna Cellars, and then learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Winery La Abeja and then do a tasting at Bodega Murville.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cordoba to Mendoza takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, you will find days in Mendoza are much hotter (36°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries

Side Trip

San Rafael
Highlights from your plan
Andeluna Cellars ©
Andeluna Cellars
La Abeja Winery ©
La Abeja Winery
Bodegas Bianchi ©
Bodegas Bianchi

5
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Kids will enjoy Playa Bonita and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 10th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cerro Catedral Ski Resort. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Nahuel Huapi National Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, hike along Circuito Chico, and hit the slopes at Piedras Blancas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche vacation trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 10 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 15th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park vacation trip planner.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, you will find days in Los Glaciares National Park are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are a bit warmer (15°C). On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel to Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park

1
night
Rio Gallegos, Argentina

Rio Gallegos ©
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Punta Loyola as well as Costanera Angel Sureda. On the 16th (Sat), kick back and relax at Costanera Angel Sureda and then kick back and relax at Punta Loyola.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rio Gallegos itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Los Glaciares National Park to Rio Gallegos with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in December: highs in Rio Gallegos hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 17th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Costanera Angel Sureda ©
Costanera Angel Sureda
Laguna Azul ©
Laguna Azul

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa Larga and Estancia Tunel. Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, browse the exhibits of Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia with the Route module. Traveling from Rio Gallegos in December, expect nights in Ushuaia to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
Puerto Santa Cruz, Argentina

Puerto Santa Cruz
To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Puerto Santa Cruz trip generator.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ushuaia to Puerto Santa Cruz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Puerto Santa Cruz

Parks Nature

2
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loberia de Punta Loma as well as Dolphin & Whale Watching. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Indio Tehuelche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Ecocentro, and then identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn sightseeing planner.

Getting from Puerto Santa Cruz to Puerto Madryn by car takes about 13 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Puerto Madryn can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bahia Blanca.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Loberia de Punta Loma ©
Loberia de Punta Loma

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nights
Bahia Blanca, Argentina

Bahia Blanca ©
Bahía Blanca is a city in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, and is the seat of government of Bahía Blanca Partido. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Faro. On the 25th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Avenida Alem, then make a trip to Plaza Rivadavia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Senora de La Merced, and finally make a trip to Faro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museo del Puerto de Ingeniero White, see the interesting displays at Ferrowhite Museo Taller, then contemplate the long history of Club Argentino Bahia Blanca, and finally browse the collection at BIBLIOTECA POPULAR BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bahia Blanca custom trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Bahia Blanca by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Puerto Madryn in December, expect nights in Bahia Blanca to be somewhat warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Bahia Blanca

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Faro
Highlights from your plan
ferrowhite museum / workshop ©
ferrowhite museum / workshop
Faro ©
Faro
Teatro Municipal de Bahia Blanca ©
Teatro Municipal de Bahia Blanca

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nights
Mar del Plata, Argentina

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.
On the 27th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mogotes, take a stroll through Puerto de Mar del Plata, then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Varese. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Torre Tanque, admire the landmark architecture of Torreon del Monje, explore the world behind art at MAR Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, then get in on the family fun at Aquasol Water Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata sightseeing planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bahia Blanca to Mar del Plata. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bahia Blanca in December: highs in Mar del Plata hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
Aquasol Parque Acuatico ©
Aquasol Parque Acuatico
Punta Mogotes ©
Punta Mogotes

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Kids will enjoy Recoleta Cemetery and Avenida de Mayo. And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Puerto Madero, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Mar del Plata in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 23°C. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arroio Grande.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos
El Ateneo Grand Splendid ©
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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Arroio Grande, Brazil

Arroio Grande
Arroio Grande is a Brazilian municipality in the southern part of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Arroio Grande travel planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Arroio Grande by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. On the 5th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Arroio Grande

Outdoors

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