49 days in Caracas & Argentina Itinerary

49 days in Caracas & Argentina Itinerary

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Caracas, Venezuela
— 5 nights
Fly
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Salta, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Agustin del Valle Fertil, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive to Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Airport, Fly to San Carlos De Bariloche Airport
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Caracas, Venezuela

Heaven's Branch on Earth

Tropical weather, great food, and memorable jungle surroundings seem like all the ingredients Caracas needs to become a must-see destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (in Maracay) and Playa Caribe (in Chuspa). There's lots more to do: get outside with Parque Nacional el Avila, see the interesting displays at Museo Sacro de Caracas, walk around Generalísimo Francisco de Miranda Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Francisco.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Caracas travel planner.

London, UK to Caracas is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Caracas. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Caracas

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Salta, Argentina

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, steep yourself in history at Salta, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salta trip builder.

You can fly from Caracas to Salta in 15 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Caracas to Salta. In May, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Tupungato (Domaine Bousquet & Valle de Uco). The adventure continues: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip planner.

You can fly from Salta to Mendoza in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Agustin del Valle Fertil.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): engage your brain at Museo Piedras del Mundo and then explore the striking landscape at Provincial Ischigualasto Park.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Agustin del Valle Fertil travel route site.

Traveling by car from Mendoza to San Agustin del Valle Fertil takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Agustin del Valle Fertil

Museums · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

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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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and hike along Circuito Chico.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Agustin del Valle Fertil to San Carlos de Bariloche. In May, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

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El Chalten, Argentina

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, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take in the awesome beauty at Amanecer en El Chalten, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the El Chalten online trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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El Calafate, Argentina

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip maker tool.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In June in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In June in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew), Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman (in Gaiman). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, get a taste of life in the country at Bordes de Patagonia, turismo en una estancia a orillas del mar., kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, and identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn road trip tool.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip app.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Casinos

Side Trip

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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 27th (Sat): go deep underground at Wanda Mines, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in June, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
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.