40 days in Argentina Itinerary

40 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
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El Calafate
— 3 nights
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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Villa La Angostura
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
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Mendoza
— 6 nights
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Cordoba
— 4 nights
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Cachi
— 1 night
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Cafayate
— 1 night
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— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 5 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 Catedral de la Plata and Calle Defensa for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilica de Lujan and Museo de La Plata. Take a break from Buenos Aires with a short trip to Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan in Lujan, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, make a trip to Avenida 9 De Julio, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires holiday maker.

Houston, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. While traveling from Houston, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Puerto Madryn

— 3 nights
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 Scuba & Snorkeling and Loberia de Punta Loma. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Compania Mercantil de Chubut. Step out of Puerto Madryn to go to Trelew and see Museo Pueblo de Luis, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ushuaia

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glaciar Martial and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Get outdoors at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano and Lago Roca. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In May in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

El Calafate

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Estancia Cristina. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rios de Hielo and Vellon Negro. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read El Calafate holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 37°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

El Chalten

— 3 nights
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.
On the 5th (Sat), trek along Laguna de los Tres, then get great views at Mirador del Torre, then identify plant and animal life at Laguna Torre, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Villa La Angostura

— 1 night

Garden of Patagonia

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura day trip planning site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Villa La Angostura in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June in Villa La Angostura, expect temperatures between 46°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature · Parks

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 5 nights
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.
Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Bosque Neon will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, walk around Parque Nahuelito, stroll through Circuito Chico, and look for gifts at Evo Sports.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Mendoza

— 6 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa El Enemigo and Bodega Chandon. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega Tierras Altas. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Bodega CarinaE (in Maipu) and Tupungato (Domaine Bousquet & Valle de Uco). There's more to do: do a tasting at Vina Cobos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza itinerary website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June; daily highs in Mendoza reach 61°F and lows reach 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Cordoba

— 4 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Let the collections at Paseo de las Artes and Colegio Nacional de Monserrat capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia de Los Capuchinos and Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica. Venture out of the city with trips to Camino de las Las 100 Curvas (in Villa Carlos Paz) and Alta Gracia (Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuitica Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey Liniers & Museo Del Che Guevara). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, examine the collection at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco de la Inmaculada, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Santa Teresa.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cordoba day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Cordoba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mendoza in June: highs in Cordoba hover around 53°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Shopping

Side Trips

Cachi

— 1 night
Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Cachi, explore the ancient world of Parque Nacional Los Cardones, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cachi Iglesia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cachi trip planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Cachi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cachi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Cafayate

— 1 night

Tuscany of Argentina

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario, and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cafayate trip builder site.

Drive from Cachi to Cafayate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Salta

— 3 nights

Salta the Beautiful

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 26th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora de la Merced, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Andes Challenge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salta trip builder app.

You can drive from Cafayate to Salta in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Wildlife · Tours · Wineries · Outdoors

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.