38 days in Argentina Itinerary

38 days in Argentina Itinerary

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38 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Puerto Iguazu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Salta
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Los Glaciares National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Melbourne

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Palermo, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip maker site .

Melbourne, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Argentine Time, which is usually a -13 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in September since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to 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

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls, Salto Bernabe Mendez, & more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu, identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Iguazu.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Iguazu: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu

4
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salta: San Salvador de Jujuy (Lola Mora & Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, and make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salta travel route builder site .

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in September; daily highs in Salta reach 28°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

San Salvador de Jujuy
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

4
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of Mendoza to go to Tupungato and see Valle de Uco, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza journey builder website .

Fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Mendoza are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Valle de Uco
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and hike along Circuito Chico.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be colder, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, and examine the collection at Museo de Gemas.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary site .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Madryn by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

4
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 striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. October in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

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

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 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: get outside with Enjoy!, stop by La Despensa Espacio de Sabores, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

4
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.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park trip builder .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You'll set off for home on the 21st (Mon).

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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