23 days in Argentina Itinerary

23 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Salta
— 1 night
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
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Ushuaia
— 3 nights
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El Calafate
— 1 night
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
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Mendoza
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Salta

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

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 27th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Salta visit planning app.

Cali, Colombia to Salta is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 2 hours. Traveling from Cali in February, expect nights in Salta to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Museums · Historic Sites

Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park online visit planner.

You can fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in February, expect Iguazu National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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 nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Ushuaia

— 3 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.
Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, stroll through Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in Ushuaia at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

El Calafate

— 1 night
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.
On the 11th (Fri), head outdoors with Enjoy!, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in March, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

El Chalten

— 3 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: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, trek along Laguna de los Tres, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more 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 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 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.
Spend the 15th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Circuito Chico, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto, see the interesting displays at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Mendoza

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, then walk around Parque General San Martin, and then take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, with highs in Mendoza at 32°C and lows at 17°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks

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.