43 days in Argentina Itinerary

43 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tandil
— 2 nights
Bus to Mar del Plata, Fly to Puerto Madryn
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Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Deseado
— 1 night
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
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El Calafate
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus
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Perito Moreno
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
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San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
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Mendoza
— 3 nights
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
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Salta
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Puerto Madero. Explore hidden gems such as Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo and Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia. Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Delta Terra Natural Reserve in Tigre--about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires sightseeing app.

Melbourne, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is minus 13 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tandil.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Tandil

— 2 nights
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castillo Morisco, then don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cerro El Centinela, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Calvario.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tandil trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Buenos Aires to Tandil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, Tandil is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Tandil

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Puerto Madryn

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Costas de Patagonia, and then examine the collection at Museo de Gemas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat, and then make a splash at Proyecto Iris.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn holiday builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tandil to Puerto Madryn in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Deseado.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Puerto Deseado

— 1 night
Puerto Deseado, originally called Port Desire, is a city of about 15,000 inhabitants and a fishing port in Patagonia in Santa Cruz Province of Argentina, on the estuary of the Deseado River.It was named Port Desire by the privateer Thomas Cavendish in 1586 after the name of his ship, and later became known by the Spanish translation of the name. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from DARWIN EXPEDICIONES, then examine the collection at Museo del Tren, and then examine the collection at Museo Mario Brozosky.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Deseado trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Puerto Madryn to Puerto Deseado takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Deseado

Museums

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and Acatushun Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Isla Martillo, don't miss a visit to Paseo del Centenario, view the masterpieces at Feria artesanal Ushuaia, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planner.

Drive from Puerto Deseado to Ushuaia in 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

El Calafate

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos, and then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, then experience the excitement of Estancia 25 de Mayo, and finally get outside with Enjoy!.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read El Calafate trip planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in January, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

El Chalten

— 2 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 17th (Sun), head outdoors with Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Torre, and then take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with Rafting El Chalten and then see the interesting displays at Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten day trip tool.

Drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Chalten

Outdoors · Nature · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Casa Madsen Museo, then stroll through Laguna de los Tres, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): relax and rejuvenate at Spa Yaten, then look for all kinds of wild species at Los Huemules, and then see what you can catch with El Chalten Anglers.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read El Chalten driving holiday planning website.

On the 21st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno

— 3 nights
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to Cave of the Hands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Portal La Ascension, explore the activities along Lago Buenos Aires, and then look for gifts at Chacra Don Neno.

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You can take a bus from El Chalten to Perito Moreno in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Perito Moreno are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): get great views at Lago Mascardi Viewpoint, then take in the awesome beauty at Ventisquero Negro, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Bahia Lopez, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Bosque Neon, then hike along Refugio Frey, then hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Municipal, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Perito Moreno to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 5 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Parroquia San Eduardo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Explore San Carlos de Bariloche's surroundings by going to Villa La Angostura (Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras & Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion) and Bosque Sumergido (in Villa Traful). See even more of San Carlos de Bariloche: explore the activities along Lago Steffen, take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, and take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo.

To see maps and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche journey builder site.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

San Martin de los Andes

— 1 night
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, then stop by Librerias y Jugueterias JUMBO Express, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Mendoza

— 3 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and Bodega Alta Vista. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Nieto Senetiner. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lopez, stroll around Parque General San Martin, identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Divisadero Largo, and examine the collection at Museo del vino.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mendoza trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Mendoza are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cordoba

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora del Rosario, learn more about the world around you at Nuevo Museo de Ciencias Naturales, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Society of Jesus Church. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Historico de la Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Religioso Juan de Tejeda, then examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, and finally steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cordoba trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Salta

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Guemes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de la Merced. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Andes Challenge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salta online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Salta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in February: highs in Salta hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 9th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, head outdoors with Gran Aventura, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Provincial Urugua-i Park.

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You can fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 37°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.

Province of Salta travel guide

4.5
Sacred & Religious Sites · Natural History Museums · Landmarks