59 days in Argentina Itinerary

59 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina route planner

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Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 6 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 5 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 6 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Puerto Madryn
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Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Martin de los Andes
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mendoza
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Rafael
— 5 nights
Fly
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Salta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Iguazu
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 6 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Buenos Aires. In January in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Ushuaia

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Ushuaia to Tierra del Fuego National Park to see Lago Roca about 40 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Sat) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, see Off-Road Tours, and view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, things will get colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

El Calafate

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Perito Moreno Glacier). There's lots more to do: cast your line with Estancia Cristina, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier, and wander the streets of Avenida Libertador.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in January since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 6 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.
El Chalten is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, explore and take pictures at Mirador del Torre, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paso de Viento.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our El Chalten trip planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Trelew (Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio & Laguna Chiquichano). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peninsula Valdes, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, try out the rides at Proyecto Iris, and kick back and relax at Costas de Patagonia.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn online tour planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Martin de los Andes

— 6 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Martin de los Andes: Junin de los Andes (Tromen Lake & Lanín) and Villa Traful (Cerros Negro & Monje Trail & Mirador Lago Traful). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula de Yuco, and kick back and relax at Playa La Islita.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes online holiday builder.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to San Martin de los Andes in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 6 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, contemplate the geological forces at Ventisquero Negro, and hike along Lake Jacob.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner.

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Mendoza

— 6 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Tupungato (La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip & Valle de Uco). Dedicate the 12th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 14th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: stroll around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, stroll through Los Pingos Horse Riding, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mendoza trip planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to San Rafael.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Rafael

— 5 nights
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
San Rafael is known for nature, wineries, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Canon del Atuel, admire the engineering at Embalse Valle Grande, head outdoors with Sport Star Aventuras, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Rafael road trip planning tool.

Drive from Mendoza to San Rafael in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in San Rafael. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to fly to Salta.

Things to do in San Rafael

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wineries

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.
On the 24th (Thu), hike the day away at Poncho Tours. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate the long history of Museo Historico Jose Evaristo Uriburu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento San Bernardo, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo.

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You can fly from San Rafael to Salta in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Salta are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Wineries

Puerto Iguazu

— 4 nights
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls, Isla San Martin, &more). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Iguazu. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu, stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, trek along Sendero Macuco, and stroll through Guiraoga.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu holiday builder.

Getting from Salta to Puerto Iguazu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, Puerto Iguazu is a bit warmer than Salta - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

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.