41 days in Argentina Itinerary

41 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly to Libertador Gral D Jose De San Martin Airport, Drive to San Ignacio
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San Ignacio
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Iguazu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iruya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
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Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
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El Calafate
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de San Isidro and Museo River Plate. Get a sense of the local culture at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder.

Seoul, South Korea to Buenos Aires is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Seoul to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Seoul in January; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Ignacio.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

San Ignacio

— 2 nights
Tourists flock to the small Misiones town of San Ignacio for its most famous attraction, the restored ruins of a Jesuit settlement designed to house indigenous people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Sol and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral San Antonio. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Osununu, then steep yourself in history at Horacio Quiroga Home, and then delve into the distant past at Ruinas de San Ignacio.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Ignacio trip builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Buenos Aires to San Ignacio with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to San Ignacio. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in San Ignacio: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in San Ignacio

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Iguazu

— 2 nights
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.
On the 10th (Mon), take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Virgen del Carmen, contemplate the long history of La Aldea Fortin M'Borore, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and finally identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores. On your second day here, hike along Sendero Macuco, admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu - Lado Argentino, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from San Ignacio to Puerto Iguazu takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Ignacio to Puerto Iguazu. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iruya.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Iruya

— 2 nights
Iruya is a small town of population 1,070 in northwestern Argentina. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the views from Pasarela Peatonal Iruya - La Banda, get outside with Mirador El Condor, make a trip to Plaza Sargento Rosa Guevara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario y San Roque, and finally get great views at Mirador de la Cruz.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Iruya trip planning app.

You can drive from Puerto Iguazu to Iruya in 24 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Iruya

Outdoors · Historic Sites

Cordoba

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso Juan de Tejeda, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Santo Domingo. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then see the interesting displays at Museo Emilio Caraffa, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba journey maker tool.

You can drive from Iruya to Cordoba in 16 hours. In January in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Mendoza

— 4 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodegas Lopez and Bodega Carmelo Patti. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience and Bodega Renacer. Go for a jaunt from Mendoza to Maipu to see Bodega CarinaE about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo del vino, do a tasting at Domiciano, stroll through Los Pingos Horse Riding, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza day trip planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Mendoza by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in January, expect nights in Mendoza to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Relax by the water at Playa Bonita and Playa Bahia Serena. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Cascada de los Duendes, head outdoors with Cerro Lopez, ride a horse along Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mendoza in January: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Nature

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Laguna Torre and Casa Madsen Museo. Visiting Laguna Capri and Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Laguna de los Tres, cast your line with El Chalten Anglers, trek along Sendero a Piedra del Fraile, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Yaten.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten driving holiday planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and Avenida Libertador. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Next up on the itinerary: catch some excitement at Estancia 25 de Mayo, explore the striking landscape at Onelli Glacier, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and Head underground at Walichu Caves.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read El Calafate journey tool.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ushuaia Bay and Playa Larga. Visiting Tierra del Fuego National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at CASA BEBAN, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Vinciguerra.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip maker.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ushuaia when traveling from El Calafate in February, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and The Town of Gaiman. Visit Costas de Patagonia and Playa Parana for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman (in Gaiman) and Valle de Los Altares (in Los Altares). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, examine the collection at Museo del desembarco Punta Cuevas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and gain insight at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.