17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina holiday planner
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Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Jeddah


Buenos Aires — 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Parque 3 de Febrero will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires tour planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in March, things will get slightly colder in Buenos Aires: highs are around 29°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Chalten.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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, sightseeing, and scenic drive. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Torre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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.
Family-friendly places like Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, stop by Evo Sports, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip site.

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. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mendoza.
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Mendoza — 2 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 19th (Sat): stroll through Los Pingos Horse Riding, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and then walk around Parque General San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find photos and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March: high temperatures in Mendoza hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

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 21st (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park travel planner.

Getting from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Iguazu National Park when traveling from Mendoza in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Argentina travel guide

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.