50 days in Argentina Itinerary

50 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Buenos Aires
— 7 nights
Fly
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Salta
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cachi
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salta, Fly to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mendoza
— 7 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 7 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 1 night
Drive
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El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 8 nights
Fly to Cozumel International Airport, Drive to Playa del Carmen

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Buenos Aires

— 7 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Catedral de San Isidro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar and Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento. Venture out of the city with trips to Peru Beach (in Acassuso), Delta Unplugged (in Tigre) and Pereyra Iraola (in Florencio Varela). There's still lots to do: visit Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, shop like a local with Recoleta, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires holiday planner.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Playa del Carmen to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Traveling from Playa del Carmen in November, expect Buenos Aires to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 19°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Salta

— 4 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Virgen de los Tres Cerritos and Nuestra Senora de la Merced. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Andes Challenge. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and take in the dramatic natural features at Ojo de Mar.

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

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, Salta is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Cachi.

Things to do in Salta

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cachi

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Cachi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Encantado. On your second day here, do a tasting at Bodega Puna, then stop by El Viejo Almacen, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Cardones.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cachi day trip planner.

Drive from Salta to Cachi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Cachi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Iguazu National Park

— 3 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Spend the 21st (Sat) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Iguazu Falls. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and surround yourself with nature on Gran Aventura.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park day trip planning tool.

Getting from Cachi to Iguazu National Park by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Iguazu National Park, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to Cordoba.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Cordoba

— 3 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia de Los Capuchinos and Colegio Nacional de Monserrat. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Society of Jesus Church. Go for a jaunt from Cordoba to Villa Carlos Paz to see Carlos Paz Waterfront about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mendoza

— 7 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Renacer. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Antigua Bodega Giol and Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro. Change things up with a short trip to Bodega CarinaE in Maipu (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Casarena Bodega y Vinedos.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mendoza travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in November, you will find days in Mendoza are somewhat warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), get a dose of the wild on Sentir Patagonia Travel and then kick back and relax at Costas de Patagonia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Quijote, kick back and relax at Playa Parana, then look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat, and finally take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Puerto Madryn takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 7 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa Bonita and Playa Bahia Serena. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fishing Charters & Tours and Dina Huapi. Get out of town with these interesting San Carlos de Bariloche side-trips: Berlina Patagonia Brewery (in Colonia Suiza), Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Villa La Angostura) and Bosque Sumergido (in Villa Traful). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Panuelo, get outside with Circuito Grande, and identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

El Chalten

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Yaten.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten tour app.

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 do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sun) before leaving for El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. On the next day, see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina and then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read El Calafate online travel planner.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in El Calafate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Ushuaia

— 8 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Estancia Harberton and Iglesia de la Merced. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, get a new perspective on nature at Acatushun Museum, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and steep yourself in history at Provincial Legislature.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from El Calafate in December, with highs in Ushuaia at 13°C and lows at 5°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Argentina travel guide

4.4
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.