53 days in Argentina, Punta Arenas & Montevideo Itinerary

53 days in Argentina, Punta Arenas & Montevideo Itinerary

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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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La Cumbre, Argentina
— 1 day
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 night
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Bolson, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Cordoba, Argentina

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): head outdoors with La Canada de Cordoba, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, and then contemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Balneario Playas de Oro and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Vaquerias.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday maker tool.

London, UK to Cordoba is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Cordoba due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, Cordoba is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to La Cumbre.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

La Cumbre, Argentina

— 1 day
La Cumbre is a small town in the province of Córdoba, Argentina, in a valley known as the "Valle de Punilla". Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Los Terrones, head outdoors with Complejo El Zapato, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the La Cumbre day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to La Cumbre takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in La Cumbre

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cordoba, Argentina

— 2 nights

The Learned One

On the 19th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora del Rosario, then see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, and finally shop like a local with Paseo de las Artes. Keep things going the next day: explore the landscape on two wheels at Parque del Kempes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Society of Jesus Church, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte, and finally see the interesting displays at Archivo Provincial de la Memoria.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba road trip app.

Drive from La Cumbre to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

Province of Jujuy, Argentina

— 2 nights
Take a break from the city and head to The Hill of Seven Colors and Cuesta de Lipan. Get a sense of the local culture at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima and Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Province of Jujuy travel route builder site.

You can drive from Cordoba to Province of Jujuy in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in October, expect nights in Province of Jujuy to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Mendoza, Argentina

— 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Abeja Winery and Arqueológico - Villa Las Tinajas Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Zipline and Oceanica Diving. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: San Rafael (Bodega Suter, La Vieja Bodega, &more).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mendoza trip maker site.

You can take a bus from Province of Jujuy to Mendoza in 23 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Province of Jujuy in October; daily highs in Mendoza reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 4 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Tombo and Aquatours Buceo. Get some cultural insight at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo de Gemas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (Reserva Natural Isla De Los Pajaros, Caleta Valdes, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, identify plant and animal life at Estancia San Lorenzo, stroll through Costas de Patagonia, and contemplate the long history of The Town of Gaiman.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn tour app.

You can take a bus from Mendoza to Puerto Madryn in 23.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 3 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 out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lago Roca. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia de la Merced and Estancia Harberton. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay and take in the exciting artwork at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 1 night
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 5th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Reserva nacional Magallanes and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Corazon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, then learn about all things military at Museo Naval y Maritimo, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo Froward, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro San Isidro.

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Traveling by bus from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas is minus 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in Punta Arenas are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

El Calafate, Argentina

— 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 off the beaten path and head to Patagonia Profunda and Enjoy!. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Spend the 9th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Walichu Caves, look for all kinds of wild species at La Leona Petrified Forest, and hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos.

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Getting from Punta Arenas to El Calafate by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Punta Arenas in November, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

— 3 nights
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Explore hidden gems such as Glaciar Spegazzini and Parque Nacional Perito Moreno. Take a break from Los Glaciares National Park with a short trip to Perito Moreno National Park in Perito Moreno, about 1h 5 min away.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

El Chalten, Argentina

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Torre and Lago del Desierto. Visiting Fitz Roy and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Chalten day trip planner.

Take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Perito Moreno, Argentina

— 1 night
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 17th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva de las Manos.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Perito Moreno vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to Perito Moreno takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Villa La Angostura, Argentina

— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rio Correntoso and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get outdoors at Escorial and Cascada Vulignanco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Villa La Angostura: San Martin de los Andes (Route of the Seven Lakes, Lago Lacar, &more). It doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Chico.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura sightseeing tool.

Traveling by car from Perito Moreno to Villa La Angostura takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Villa La Angostura when traveling from Perito Moreno in November, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Refugio Frey. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's still lots to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, and stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to El Bolson.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

El Bolson, Argentina

— 2 nights
El Bolson tourism thrives largely thanks to the area's outstanding opportunities for fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, climbing, and cycling across a quiet landscape squeezed between two towering mountain ranges.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at La Catarata, contemplate the waterfront views at Puerto Patriada, and then have some family-friendly fun at Laberinto Patagonia. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Parroquia Nuestra Senora De Lujan, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar del Hielo Azul, and then stop by Fabrica de Dulces Cabana Mico.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Bolson trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Bolson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Bolson

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Isidro, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Francia, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, then pause for some photo ops at Plaza San Martin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires online tour builder.

Traveling by car from El Bolson to Buenos Aires takes 19.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 1 night
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 1st (Sat), admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 1 night

Queen of La Plata

On the 3rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, then explore the activities along Lagos de Palermo, and then explore the activities along Delta El Tigre. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, then contemplate the long history of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and finally contemplate the long history of Recoleta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires route planning app.

Drive from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 2 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): wander the streets of Pocitos, gain insight with Castillo Pittamiglio, visit Ciudad Vieja, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and finally don't miss a visit to Iglesia de las Carmelitas. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Orange Bike.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Montevideo trip itinerary site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Montevideo by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Montevideo, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Tours · Parks · Trails

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.