56 days in Argentina Itinerary

56 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pinamar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Drive
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Necochea
— 2 nights
Drive
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Las Grutas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dos Pozos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Santa Cruz
— 1 night
Drive
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mendoza
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Juan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Province of La Rioja
— 2 nights
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San Miguel de Tucuman
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salta
— 2 nights
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Humahuaca
— 2 nights
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Colonia Carlos Pellegrini
— 7 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Thu), don't miss a visit to Obelisco de Buenos Aires, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, then surround yourself with nature on Birding Buenos Aires, and finally wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder website.

Warsaw, Poland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Warsaw to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In December, Buenos Aires is much warmer than Warsaw - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Pinamar.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

Pinamar

— 2 nights
Pinamar is an Argentine coastal resort town located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Buenos Aires Province. Step out of the city life by going to Playa De Pinamar and Parque Municipal Vivero Cosme Argerich. You'll get in some beach time at Valeria del Mar Beach and El mas alla. Get out of town with these interesting Pinamar side-trips: Paseo De Los Artesanos (in Villa Gesell) and Parroquia Stella Maris (in San Bernardo). It doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Reserva Natural and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Pinamar travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Buenos Aires to Pinamar in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Pinamar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mar del Plata

— 2 nights

Happy City

Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Here are some ideas for day two: take advantage of the amenities at Playa Varese, then visit Puerto de Mar del Plata, then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mogotes, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mar del Plata trip planner.

You can drive from Pinamar to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. In December in Mar del Plata, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Necochea.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Necochea

— 2 nights
Necochea is a port and beach city in the southwest of Buenos Aires Province, Argentina. For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Necochea online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mar del Plata to Necochea takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Las Grutas.

Things to do in Necochea

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Las Grutas

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at El Sotano y Canadon de las Ostras. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to ANP Complejo Islote Lobos, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Piedras Coloradas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla Stella Maris.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Grutas tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Necochea to Las Grutas takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Las Grutas

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn

— 4 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Peninsula Valdes and Playa El Doradillo. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Punta Pardelas and Playa Parana. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Cantera, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Quijote, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro.

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Getting from Las Grutas to Puerto Madryn by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dos Pozos.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Dos Pozos

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dos Pozos visit planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Madryn to Dos Pozos takes 2.5 hours. December in Dos Pozos sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Dos Pozos

Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Santa Cruz

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Monte León National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Santa Cruz trip site.

You can drive from Dos Pozos to Puerto Santa Cruz in 12.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Santa Cruz

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

El Calafate

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Perito Moreno Glacier and Lago Argentino. When in El Calafate, make a side trip to see Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park, approximately Los Glaciares National Park away. There's much more to do: get outside with Estancia Cristina, stop by Vellon Negro, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Santa Cruz to El Calafate takes 6 hours. In December in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten tour site.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 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.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get great views at Cerro Otto, explore by horseback at Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, and take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Panuelo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Winter Sports

Mendoza

— 5 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Provincial Aconcagua and Reserva Natural Divisadero Largo. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Maipu (Bodega CarinaE & Casa El Enemigo) and Potrerillos (Vallecito & Huayra Paseos en Velero). Dedicate the 1st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, walk around Parque General San Martin, savor the flavors at Vinoteca Dos Puntos, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Casa Tapaus Destilados.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip itinerary site.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Juan.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

San Juan

— 2 nights
San Juan acts as a more humble and provincial version of nearby Mendoza, with all the wineries and lush landscape, but less of the hustle, bustle, and international guests.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Tupeli. Museo Don Julio, examine the collection at Casa Natal de Sarmiento, then head outdoors with Carrovelismo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de la Memoria Urbana o del Terremoto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archdiocesan Cathedral San Juan Bautista, explore the activities along Rio San Juan, then get outside with Pampa Del Leoncito, and finally make a trip to Plaza Aberastain.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Juan driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Mendoza to San Juan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January in San Juan, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Province of La Rioja.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Province of La Rioja

— 2 nights
La Rioja is the capital city of the Argentine province of La Rioja, located in the east of the province. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cuesta de Miranda, do a tasting at Bodega La Riojana Coop, and then make a trip to Mirador del portezuelo. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Talampaya.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Province of La Rioja trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from San Juan to Province of La Rioja in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Miguel de Tucuman.

Things to do in Province of La Rioja

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

San Miguel de Tucuman

— 2 nights

Garden of the Republic

The commercial hub of an area known for its high production of sugarcane, tobacco, and rice, San Miguel de Tucuman also has a historical claim to fame, having hosted the national congress that declared independence from Spain in 1816.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Casa Historica de Tucuman, then admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Noque, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Experimental Horco Molle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia Nuestra Senora del Valle. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Las Arcas De Tolombon, then get outside with Plaza Independencia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Miguel de Tucuman, and finally admire the striking features of Casa de Gobierno de Tucuman.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Miguel de Tucuman trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Province of La Rioja to San Miguel de Tucuman in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Salta.

Things to do in San Miguel de Tucuman

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 11th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then take in the local highlights with Salta Free Tour, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): awaken your taste buds at Andes Challenge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Salta trip builder website.

Traveling by car from San Miguel de Tucuman to Salta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In January, Salta is a bit cooler than San Miguel de Tucuman - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Salta

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Humahuaca

— 2 nights
The largest settlement in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca allows for thorough exploration of the colorful valley that links the high Andean lands and the temperate plains of southeastern South America.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Municipal, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serranía de Hornocal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Plaza Central de Humahuaca. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cabildo de Humahuaca, take in the dramatic natural features at Quebrada de las Senoritas, don't miss a visit to Torre de Santa Barbara, then take in the dramatic natural features at Quebrada de Humahuaca, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Humahuaca trip planner.

You can drive from Salta to Humahuaca in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Colonia Carlos Pellegrini

— 7 nights
Explore Colonia Carlos Pellegrini's surroundings by going to Represa Yacyretá (in Ituzaingo), Mercedes (Museo del Ferrocarril Mercedes & Nuestra Senora De Las Mercedes) and El Templete, Casa Natal de Jose de San Martin (in Yapeyu).

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Colonia Carlos Pellegrini trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Humahuaca to Colonia Carlos Pellegrini takes 18.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Colonia Carlos Pellegrini

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park sightseeing planner.

Drive from Colonia Carlos Pellegrini to Iguazu National Park in 7.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Iguazu National Park are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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.