39 days in Argentina Itinerary

39 days in Argentina Itinerary

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39 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  3​h
1
Puerto Iguazu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Salta
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mendoza
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Calafate
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
9
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
10
Buenos Aires
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Curitiba

2
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 (Salto San Martin, Iguazu Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu, look for all kinds of wild species at Guiraoga, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, and don't miss a visit to La Aripuca.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu road trip tool .

Curitiba, Brazil to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Curitiba in December, expect Puerto Iguazu to be a bit warmer, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) 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
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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, museums, nature, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salta trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in December since evenings lows in Salta dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

5
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.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu), Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Bodega La Azul, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mendoza holiday maker app .

You can fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Salta, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Valle de Uco, Laureano Gomez Winemaker, Casa El Enemigo
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 Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, hike along Circuito Chico, and examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in December, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

3
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.
Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Fitz Roy. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, explore and take pictures at Mirador del Torre, stop by Marcopolo Bookstore, and cruise along Road to El Chalten.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten tour builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

4
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 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate vacation maker site .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In January, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park trip tool .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

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 wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, trek along Glacier Martial, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia day trip planning site .

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. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ushuaia, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, gain insight at Ecocentro, wander the wide-open spaces of Bordes de Patagonia, turismo en una estancia a orillas del mar., and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

7
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, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires road trip planning site .

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods 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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