8 days in Argentina Itinerary

8 days in Argentina Itinerary

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8 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Salta
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Cafayate
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Mendoza
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 24th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn travel itinerary 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

2
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.
On the 26th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, then make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Martial, then explore the activities along Lago Roca, then examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in May, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
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Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

1
night
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then take in the exciting artwork at Paseo de las Artes, then examine the collection at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, and finally steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba itinerary planner .

Getting from Ushuaia to Cordoba by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in May, expect Cordoba to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra
Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus ©

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salta trip site .

You can fly from Cordoba to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cordoba in May, expect nights in Salta to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del Rio Colorado, then examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, then explore the striking landscape at La Garganta del Diablo, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cafayate trip planner .

Traveling by car from Salta to Cafayate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cafayate

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Fri), learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, learn about winemaking at Bodega Chandon, then do a tasting at Bodega Catena Zapata, and finally learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mendoza online trip planner .

Getting from Cafayate to Mendoza by combination of taxi and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon

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