60 days in Argentina Itinerary

60 days in Argentina Itinerary

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60 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Villa La Angostura
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
8
Salta
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Province of Jujuy
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Cafayate
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
11
Mendoza
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
San Rafael
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Malargue
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
14
Merlo
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
15
Cordoba
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
16
Tandil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Buenos Aires

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Compania Mercantil de Chubut. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa El Doradillo. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (Punta Pardelas & Puerto Piramides) and Museo Pueblo de Luis (in Trelew). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, look for gifts at Aquatours buceo, look for all kinds of wild species at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat, and take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip planner .

Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Piramides, Trelew, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Puerto Piramides ©
Puerto Piramides

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore hidden gems such as Lago Roca and Plaza Malvinas. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, and look for gifts at Honecker El Chocolate de Ushuaia.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip itinerary builder app .

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. March in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Parque Nacional Perito Moreno. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rios de Hielo and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Perito Moreno
Highlights from your plan
Patagonia Profunda - Safari Experience ©
Parque Nacional Perito Moreno ©
Parque Nacional Perito Moreno
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©

5
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.
Get outdoors at Glaciar Huemul and Mirador del Torre. Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Capri and Road to El Chalten. Make the 3rd (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Lago del Desierto. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, hike along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, and identify plant and animal life at Los Huemules.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read El Chalten online holiday planner .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
Highlights from your plan
Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©

4
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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at San Carlos de Baraloche to Puerto Varas. Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, hike along Refugio Frey, fly down the slopes at Piedras Blancas, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche route maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. April in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and Cabalgatas del Tero. Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Lago Correntoso will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Cerros Negro & Monje Trail in Villa Traful (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bosque Sumergido, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, stroll through Cerro Bayo, and get great views at Mirador Belvedere y Cascada INACAYAL.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura holiday planner .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Villa Traful
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lago Correntoso ©
Lago Correntoso

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 Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and Volcán Lanín. Visiting Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum and Lago Lolog will get you outdoors. On the 15th (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cerro Chapelco. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Quila Quina, stop by Lanas argentinas de norte a sur, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Martin de los Andes, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lanín
Highlights from your plan
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Lanín ©
Lanín
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum

1
day
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, explore the activities along Ojo de Mar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, then see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Salta trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from San Martin de los Andes to Salta takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Salta are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ojo de Mar
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

4
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. Take a break from the city and head to Serranias Del Hornocal and Quebrada de Humahuaca. Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima and Museo Casa de Macedonio Graz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Salinas Grandes, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Morado, immerse yourself in nature at Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala, and trek along Paseo de los Colorados.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Province of Jujuy tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Salta to Province of Jujuy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Province of Jujuy sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at La Garganta del Diablo and El Anfiteatro. Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina and Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cafayate's surroundings by going to Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco (in Angastaco) and Estancia Colomé (in Molinos). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del rio colorado, play a few rounds at La Estancia De Cafayate, don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and do a tasting at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cafayate trip builder website .

Getting from Province of Jujuy to Cafayate by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), Estancia Colomé, Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco
Highlights from your plan
Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

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.
Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega La Azul are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Bodega Ruca Malen. Venture out of the city with trips to Maipu (Casa El Enemigo & Bodegas Lopez), Los Sauces (Bodega Corazon del Sol & SOLOCONTIGO Wine) and Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas). On the 1st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Catena Zapata and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

Before you visit Mendoza, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Mendoza takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Rafael.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Maipu, Los Sauces, Laureano Gomez Winemaker
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon

4
nights
San Rafael

With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Get a sense of the local culture at Winery La Abeja and Bodega Familia Camargo. Get outdoors at Zipline and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the engineering at Embalse Valle Grande, examine the collection at Laberinto de Borges, get outside with Millanti Viajes, and do a tasting at Bodega Suter.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Rafael trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Mendoza to San Rafael in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in San Rafael sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Malargue.

Things to do in San Rafael

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Zipline
Laberinto de Borges ©
Laberinto de Borges
Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel

2
nights
Malargue

Malargue ©
A city of 23,000, Malargue has a reputation as a base for adventure tourism and regional exploration.
On the 6th (Mon), have fun and explore at Planetarium Malargue, head outdoors with TURCARA AVENTURAS, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Caverna de Las Brujas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Las Lenas.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Malargue trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Rafael to Malargue in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Merlo.

Things to do in Malargue

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Caverna de Las Brujas ©
Caverna de Las Brujas
Las Lenas ©
Las Lenas
Planetarium Malargue ©
Planetarium Malargue

2
nights
Merlo

Merlo ©
Offering a gentle climate in an area otherwise known for its dry conditions, Merlo has become one of Argentina's increasingly popular destinations among active vacationers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Polifacetico Rocsen and Reserva Natural de Merlo. Get outdoors at Mundhongo and Sierras Embrujadas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Merlo: La Cumbrecita (Cerro Wank & Rio Subterraneo de la Cumbrecita). There's much more to do: make a trip to Mirador del Sol, contemplate the waterfront views at Pasos Malos, Circuito de Merlo, and do a tasting at Vinedo Fraterno.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Merlo trip planner.

Getting from Malargue to Merlo by car takes about 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Merlo

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

La Cumbrecita, Sierras Embrujadas, Museo Polifacetico Rocsen
Highlights from your plan
Rio Subterraneo de la Cumbrecita ©
Rio Subterraneo de la Cumbrecita
Reserva Natural de Merlo ©
Reserva Natural de Merlo
Mundhongo ©
Mundhongo

3
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Calamuchita Valley and Museo Palacio Ferreyra. Escape the urban bustle at Camino de las Las 100 Curvas and Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge). Step out of Cordoba to go to Alta Gracia and see Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers, which is approximately 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday planner .

You can drive from Merlo to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In May in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Calamuchita Valley, Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers, Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge), Camino de las Las 100 Curvas
Highlights from your plan
Calamuchita Valley ©
Calamuchita Valley
Museo Palacio Ferreyra ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra

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 discover tucked-away gems like Lago y Dique del Fuerte and Sierra de Las Animas. Escape the urban bustle at El Rancho de Popy and Cerro de la virgen. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Independencia, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monte Calvario, and pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tandil holiday builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Cordoba to Tandil takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, Tandil is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tandil

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia
Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia ©
Parroquia  Santisimo Sacramento ©
Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento

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