17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Puerto Madryn
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Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly
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San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
Drive
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Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia — 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ushuaia Bay and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park (Lago Roca & Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo). There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, take in the exciting artwork at Feria artesanal Ushuaia, hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), and don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Ushuaia is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in February, with highs in Ushuaia at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. On the next day, see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina and then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip planner.

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Laguna Torre and Viedma Glacier. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten online tour builder.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn — 2 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn day trip tool.

Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to San Martin de los Andes.
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San Martin de los Andes — 1 night

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes online travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to San Martin de los Andes by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Villa La Angostura.
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Villa La Angostura — 2 nights

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then explore the activities along Lago Correntoso.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura road trip planning site.

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): trek along Sendero de los Arrayanes and then look for all kinds of wild species at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then have fun and explore at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche online vacation planner.

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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