60 days in Argentina Itinerary

60 days in Argentina Itinerary

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60 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  29​h
1
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Villa La Angostura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
El Calafate
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
6
Ushuaia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 30​min
8
Tandil
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Mar del Plata
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
11
Salta
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Purmamarca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
13
Cafayate
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
14
Mendoza
— 7 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Melbourne

4
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Volcán Lanín and Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias. Get outdoors at Lago Lacar and Cerro Chapelco. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, see the interesting displays at Museo Casa Koessler, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Bosque de los Huskies, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de los Primeros Pobladores.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary builder website .

Melbourne, Australia to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and car. You'll gain 13 hours traveling from Melbourne to San Martin de los Andes due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lanín
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Lanín ©
Lanín
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar

4
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.
Visiting Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and Lago Correntoso will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and Capilla Virgen Nina are in your itinerary. Step out of Villa La Angostura to go to Villa Traful and see Mirador Lago Traful, which is approximately 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, and hit the slopes at Cerro Bayo.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Villa La Angostura fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lago Espejo Grande ©
Lago Espejo Grande

6
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Parroquia San Eduardo and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Refugio Frey. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, hit the slopes at Piedras Blancas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

3
nights
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Torre and Road to El Chalten. Get outdoors at Chorillo del Salto and Glaciar Piedras Blancas. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read El Chalten itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul

5
nights
El Calafate

El Calafate ©
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 outdoors at Enjoy! and La Leona Petrified Forest. Explore hidden gems such as Kayaking & Canoeing and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Rios de Hielo, hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos, stop by Tribus Del Sur, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate travel route planner.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In October in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Get outdoors at Lago Roca and Glaciar Martial. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Estancia Harberton and Iglesia de la Merced. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and examine the collection at CASA BEBAN.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planner .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ushuaia when traveling from El Calafate in October, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Peninsula Valdes and Loberia de Punta Loma. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa El Doradillo will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Dolphin & Whale Watching (in Puerto Piramides) and Trelew (Museo Pueblo de Luis & Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio). There's lots more to do: engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, and look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn online travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trelew, Punta Tombo, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia and Piedra Movediza. Escape the urban bustle at Reserva Natural Sierra Del Tigre and Cerro de la virgen. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cerro El Centinela, pause for some photo ops at Monumento a Pappo, and stroll around Parque Independencia.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tandil tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Puerto Madryn to Tandil in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Tandil

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia
Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia ©
Piedra Movediza ©
Piedra Movediza

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Reserva Natural and Valeria del Mar Beach. Popular historic sites such as Mar del Plata Cathedral and Iglesia Stella Maris are in your itinerary. Explore Mar del Plata's surroundings by going to Bosque del Vivero (in Miramar) and Juan Manuel Fangio Museum (in Balcarce). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta de Lourdes, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino, stroll around Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata, and don't miss a visit to Torre Tanque.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Tandil to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Mar del Plata can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reserva Natural, Juan Manuel Fangio Museum, Bosque del Vivero, Valeria del Mar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
Mar del Plata Cathedral ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral
Gruta de Lourdes ©
Gruta de Lourdes

3
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Escape the urban bustle at Calamuchita Valley and Camino de las Las 100 Curvas. Get a sense of the local culture at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus and Eden Hotel. Change things up with a short trip to Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers in Alta Gracia (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, contemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de la Intendencia.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cordoba tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Mar del Plata to Cordoba in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cordoba when traveling from Mar del Plata in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, Calamuchita Valley, Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers, Eden Hotel
Highlights from your plan
Calamuchita Valley ©
Calamuchita Valley
Eden Hotel ©
Eden Hotel
Museo Palacio Ferreyra ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra

4
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Parque Nacional Los Cardones and Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) and Horseback Riding Tours. Step out of Salta to go to Cachi and see Recta del Tin Tin, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, get engrossed in the history at Museo Guemes, explore the world behind art at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salta trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Salta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Salta, with highs around 30°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cachi, Horseback Riding Tours, Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Purmamarca

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, then take a memorable drive along Cuesta de Lipan, and finally hike along Paseo de los Colorados.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Purmamarca trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Salta to Purmamarca in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Outdoors Parks Trails
Highlights from your plan
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima

2
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.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), admire the sheer force of Cascadas del Rio Colorado, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, then explore the striking landscape at La Garganta del Diablo, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Central.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cafayate tour builder site .

Traveling by car from Purmamarca to Cafayate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), Iglesia de San Carlos Borromeo
Highlights from your plan
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bodega Tierras Altas and Puente del Inca. Visiting Los Pingos Horse Riding and River Rafting & Tubing will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Maipu (Familia Zuccardi, Carinae Vinedos & Bodega, & more) and El Camino de las 365 Curvas (in Las Heras). There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Pulenta Estate Winery, admire the engineering at Potrerillos Dam, admire the local landmark of Fuente de los Continentes, and admire the striking features of Colegio Nacional Agustin Alvarez.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Mendoza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Maipu, El Camino de las 365 Curvas, Puente del Inca
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
River Rafting & Tubing
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas

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