31 days in Argentina Itinerary

31 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina tour itinerary planner

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Fly
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Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tandil
— 2 nights
Bus to Mar del Plata, Fly to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly
4
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 4 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Puerto Madryn
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villa La Angostura
— 1 night
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cemiterio de Recoleta and Plaza de Mayo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Catedral de la Plata and La Boca. Step out of Buenos Aires to go to La Plata and see Museo de La Plata, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip maker app.

Zurich, Switzerland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Zurich to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in December: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tandil.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Tandil

— 2 nights
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.
On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Calvario, then get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, and then make a trip to Palacio Municipal de Tandil.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tandil attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Buenos Aires to Tandil takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tandil when traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with lows around 13°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Tandil

Historic Sites

Ushuaia

— 4 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Esmeralda and Ushuaia Bay. Explore hidden gems such as Isla Martillo and Helicopter Tours. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Lago Roca, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Mon) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, get engrossed in the history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Tandil to Ushuaia in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Tandil in December, you will find days in Ushuaia are colder (13°C), and nights are a bit cooler (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

El Calafate

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Estancia Cristina and La Leona Petrified Forest. Visiting Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Estancia 25 de Mayo will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Calafate day trip planning site.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Get outdoors at Laguna Torre and Mirador del Torre. Explore hidden gems such as Chorillo del Salto and Road to El Chalten. The adventure continues: trek along Laguna de los Tres, take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Peninsula Valdes and Loberia de Punta Loma. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Estancia San Lorenzo. Go for a jaunt from Puerto Madryn to Trelew to see Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio about 52 minutes away.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn road trip planning website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Martin de los Andes

— 2 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 10th (Mon), hit the slopes at Cerro Chapelco and then admire the sheer force of Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, and then admire the majestic nature at Plaza San Martin.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes day trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to San Martin de los Andes in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Villa La Angostura

— 1 night

Garden of Patagonia

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Villa La Angostura trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and River Rafting & Tubing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Refugio Frey and Cascada de los Duendes. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, hike along Circuito Chico, and stop by Evo Sports.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche travel website.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Cordoba

— 3 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio de Santa Teresa, and then steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Archivo Provincial de la Memoria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and then steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba trip builder website.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Cordoba to be a bit warmer, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums

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.