58 days in Argentina Itinerary

58 days in Argentina Itinerary

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58 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Province of Jujuy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Cachi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Cafayate
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Mendoza
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Mar del Plata
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tandil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
9
Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
10
Ushuaia
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
11
Villa La Angostura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Cordoba
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
You'll explore and learn at Salta Cabildo and Museo de Sitio Tastil. Step out of the city life by going to Abra de Chorillos and Abra del Acay. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, look for gifts at Almandina, make a trip to Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salta trip itinerary planning site .

Chicago, USA to Salta is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Chicago to Salta due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Salta: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Museo de Sitio Tastil
Highlights from your plan
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Museo Guemes ©
Museo Guemes
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

5
nights
Province of Jujuy

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Get some cultural insight at Quebrada de Humahuaca and Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima. Escape the urban bustle at Serranias Del Hornocal and Paseo de los Colorados. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's extreme beauty at Salinas Grandes, delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara, take in the dramatic natural features at The Hill of Seven Colors, and admire the sheer force of The Devil's Throat.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Province of Jujuy day trip planning tool .

Getting from Salta to Province of Jujuy by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Province of Jujuy sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Salinas Grandes ©
Salinas Grandes
Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados

4
nights
Cachi

Cachi ©
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.
James Turrell Museum - Bodega Colomé and Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Parque Nacional Los Cardones and Cachi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cachi: Molinos (Iglesia San Pedro Nolasco de los Molinos & Estancia Colomé) and La Poma (Naturaleza & Abra del Acay). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cachi Iglesia.

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Drive from Province of Jujuy to Cachi in 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cachi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Molinos, La Poma
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Cachi Iglesia ©
Cachi Iglesia
Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz ©
Museo Arqueologico Pio Pablo Diaz

4
nights
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) and Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Appreciate the collections at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina and Museo Jallpha Calchaqui. Change things up with a short trip to Cielo Antiguo Ceramica Artesanal in San Carlos (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at La Garganta del Diablo, admire the sheer force of Cascadas del rio colorado, ride a horse along Parador de la Quebrada, and tee off at La Estancia De Cafayate.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cafayate road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cachi to Cafayate in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

San Carlos, Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
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 Bodega Catena Zapata and Pulenta Estate Winery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario Virgen de Lourdes and Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Los Sauces (SOLOCONTIGO Wine & Bodega Corazon del Sol), Maipu (Casa El Enemigo, Bodegas Lopez, & more) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Chandon, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and indulge your taste buds at Vinoteca Dos Puntos.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mendoza trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Mendoza takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in July, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maipu, Los Sauces, Laureano Gomez Winemaker, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery

4
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Gruta de Lourdes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Juan Manuel Fangio Museum and Mar del Plata Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Mar del Plata: Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion (in Villa Gesell), Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar) and Museo Historico Municipal de Balcarce (in Balcarce). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mogotes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Stella Maris, take a stroll through Loma de Stella Maris, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Mendoza to Mar del Plata in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Mar del Plata sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Tandil.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Balcarce, Valeria del Mar Beach, Parroquia Inmaculada Concepcion
Highlights from your plan
Juan Manuel Fangio Museum ©
Juan Manuel Fangio Museum
Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
Mar del Plata Cathedral ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral

2
nights
Tandil

Tandil ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Calvario, then get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, then make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Independencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Sierra de Las Animas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro de la virgen, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Santa Gema, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Tandil.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tandil road trip tool .

You can drive from Mar del Plata to Tandil in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tandil are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Tandil

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Monte Calvario ©
Monte Calvario
Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia ©
Cerro El Centinela ©
Cerro El Centinela

5
nights
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Centro Cultural Recoleta will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Puerto Madero and Palermofor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: La Plata (Catedral de la Plata & Museo de La Plata). The adventure continues: wander the streets of San Telmo, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, make a trip to Recoleta, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary site .

Drive from Tandil to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tandil in August, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer at night with lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

La Plata
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

5
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Compania Mercantil de Chubut. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman and Museo Pueblo de Luis. Change things up with a short trip to Dolphin & Whale Watching in Puerto Piramides (about 1h 25 min away). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, steep yourself in history at The Town of Gaiman, and look for gifts at Aquatours buceo.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn online day trip planner .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trelew, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo, Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera
Scuba & Snorkeling
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

5
nights
Ushuaia

Ushuaia ©
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.
Visiting Ushuaia Bay and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lago Roca and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glaciar Martial, head off the coast to Isla Bridges, explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, and pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia itinerary maker website .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°F, and evening lows to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glaciar Martial, Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Take a break from the city and head to Cerro Bayo and Bosque Sumergido. Explore hidden gems such as Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and Rio Correntoso. Go for a jaunt from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes to see Cerro Chapelco about 1h 45 min away. It doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cabalgatas del Tero and stop by Mamuschka.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ushuaia to Villa La Angostura in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in August, you will find days in Villa La Angostura are somewhat warmer (47°F), and nights are about the same (31°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cerro Chapelco, Bosque Sumergido
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Cerro Bayo ©
Cerro Bayo
Cabalgatas del Tero ©
Cabalgatas del Tero

5
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Sendero de los Arrayanes. For shopping fun, head to VanWynsberghe Chocolats or Chocolate Patagonico. On the 23rd (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Parque Nahuelito, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use 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 take a bus. In August, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

5
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Let the collections at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia Catedral and Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba. Step out of Cordoba with an excursion to Museo Manuel de Falla in Alta Gracia--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, head outdoors with Costanera, steep yourself in history at El Paseo Buen Pastor, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba online journey maker .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 60°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Alta Gracia, Costanera
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra

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