50 days in Argentina Itinerary

50 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 4 nights
Bus
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El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
Drive
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Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mar del Plata
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tandil
— 2 nights
Bus to Mar del Plata, Fly to Cordoba
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Cordoba
— 4 nights
Fly to Salta, Bus to Cafayate
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Cafayate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salta
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Rafael
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 5 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Torre and Laguna Capri. Step out of the city life by going to Chorillo del Salto and Road to El Chalten. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, and take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip site.

Sydney, Australia to El Chalten is an approximately 29.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a -13 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Rios de Hielo and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. It doesn't end there: experience the excitement of Estancia 25 de Mayo and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary website.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 6 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Get outdoors at Sendero de los Arrayanes and Refugio Frey. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, get outside with Cerro Lopez, explore the activities along Lago Steffen, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for a bit warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Villa La Angostura

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Mon), add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the activities along Lago Correntoso. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Rio Bonito, explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then explore the activities along Rio Correntoso.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Villa La Angostura travel route planner.

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Villa La Angostura are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Tours

San Martin de los Andes

— 3 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum. Get in touch with nature at Lago Lolog and Playa Quila Quina. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Lago Lacar, contemplate the long history of Castillito Van Dorsser, fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco, and immerse yourself in nature at Plaza San Martin.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can fly to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Mar del Plata

— 6 nights

Happy City

Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Mar del Plata Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Varese and Juan Manuel Fangio Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Mar del Plata side-trips: Playa De Pinamar (in Pinamar), Valeria del Mar Beach (in Valeria del Mar) and Bosque del Vivero (in Miramar). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Paseo Aldea Hippie, get engrossed in the history at Museo Archivo Historico Municipal, examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino, and admire the masterpieces at Museo MAR.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mar del Plata visit planner.

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Mar del Plata in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Mar del Plata, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Tandil.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monte Calvario, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cerro El Centinela, and then make a trip to Palacio Municipal de Tandil. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque Independencia and then don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tandil visit website.

You can drive from Mar del Plata to Tandil in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Tandil are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Tandil

Historic Sites · Parks

Cordoba

— 4 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Paseo de las Artes and Camino de las Las 100 Curvas. Popular historic sites such as Eden Hotel and Iglesia de Los Capuchinos are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, explore the galleries of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tandil to Cordoba in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tandil in February, expect nights in Cordoba to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Cafayate

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina and then delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cafayate itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Cordoba to Cafayate by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Salta

— 3 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Guemes and Basilica Menor San Francisco. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) and Virgen de los Tres Cerritos. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of History Museum of the North, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Cafayate to Salta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Rafael.

Things to do in Salta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

San Rafael

— 3 nights
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Zipline. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Embalse Valle Grande and Military History Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Laberinto de Borges, learn about winemaking at La Abeja Winery, and see human ingenuity at work at Embalse los reyunos.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read San Rafael trip planner.

Getting from Salta to San Rafael by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in February, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Puerto Madryn

— 4 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. Take a break from the city and head to Peninsula Valdes and Loberia de Punta Loma. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Cantera, and stroll through Playa El Doradillo.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn route planner.

Getting from San Rafael to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Ushuaia

— 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Ushuaia Bay and Glaciar Martial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isla Martillo and Boat Tours & Water Sports. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Isla de Los Pajaros, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ushuaia using our trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.