60 days in Argentina Itinerary

60 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina travel route planner

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Buenos Aires
— 8 nights
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Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia
— 6 nights
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 4 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 7 nights
Drive
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San Martin de los Andes
— 5 nights
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Mendoza
— 6 nights
Fly to Salta, Bus to Cafayate
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Cafayate
— 3 nights
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Purmamarca
— 2 nights
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Salta
— 6 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 8 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.
Family-friendly places like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Puerto Madero will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and wander the streets of La Boca.

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London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from London to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Puerto Madryn

— 5 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Bring the kids along to Peninsula Valdes and Playa La Cantera. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman (in Gaiman). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, wander the wide-open spaces of Bordes de Patagonia, turismo en una estancia a orillas del mar., stroll through Loberia de Punta Loma, and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn holiday builder app.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, shop like a local with Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Pajaros, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

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Fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In September in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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.
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 still lots to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, cast your line with Estancia Cristina, and stop by Vellon Negro.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 4 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: stroll through Laguna de los Tres, see the interesting displays at Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica, get outside with Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten day trip app.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Catedral Alta Patagonis and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's lots more to do: stroll through Circuito Chico, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the geological forces at Ventisquero Negro, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

San Martin de los Andes

— 5 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Cerro Chapelco and Guias de la Patagonia. Change things up with these side-trips from San Martin de los Andes: Lanín (in Junin de los Andes) and Villa Traful (Cerros Negro & Monje Trail & Mirador Lago Traful). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Route of the Seven Lakes, hit the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies, steep yourself in history at Castillito Van Dorsser, and explore the activities along Lago Lolog.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Kids will enjoy Parque Provincial Aconcagua and Plaza Independencia. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Potrerillos (Rincon de los Oscuros, Huayra Paseos en Velero, &more) and Tupungato (Ex Monasterio del Cristo Orante & Valle de Uco). On the 12th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: walk around Parque General San Martin, explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro, and take an unforgettable tour with Helicopteros Mendoza.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mendoza travel route builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cafayate

— 3 nights

Tuscany of Argentina

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Cafayate is known for nature, parks, and wineries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, see the interesting displays at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo, stop by Almas Viajeros Taller Artesanias, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cafayate online tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Cafayate in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Trails

Purmamarca

— 2 nights
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 20th (Tue): make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then cruise along Cuesta de Lipan, then take a memorable drive along Abra de Potrerillos (Mirador a 4170msnm), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Morado. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors, then look for gifts at Tejidos Llama Negra, then get great views at Cerro El Porito, and finally trek along Paseo de los Colorados.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Purmamarca travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cafayate to Purmamarca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Scenic Drive

Salta

— 6 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Bring the kids along to MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta and Reserva del Huaico. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, steep yourself in history at Convento San Bernardo, get outside with Salta Rafting, and make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salta trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Purmamarca to Salta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Salta sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Iguazu National Park

— 3 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): stroll through Salto Bernabe Mendez, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park vacation maker.

You can fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Iguazu National Park, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to 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.