22 days in Argentina Itinerary

22 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly to Almirante Marco Andres Zar Airport, Drive to Dos Pozos
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Dos Pozos
— 1 night
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Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia
— 3 nights
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El Calafate
— 2 nights
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
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Mendoza
— 3 nights
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Salta
— 3 nights
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Cordoba — 1 night

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, then browse the exhibits of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba vacation tool.

Montreal, Canada to Cordoba is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cordoba when traveling from Montreal in October, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mar del Plata.
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Historic Sites · Museums

Mar del Plata — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, walk around Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta de Lourdes, and finally cruise along Laguna de los Padres. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, kick back and relax at Playa Varese, make a trip to Torre Tanque, then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Antares.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mar del Plata online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Mar del Plata in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mar del Plata when traveling from Cordoba in October, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Dos Pozos.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive

Dos Pozos — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dos Pozos tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mar del Plata to Dos Pozos. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma, kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, then kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn day trip planning tool.

Drive from Dos Pozos to Puerto Madryn in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia — 3 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 off the beaten path and head to Glaciar Martial and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park (Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo & Lago Roca). There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, and hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount).

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In October in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough 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.
On the 14th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, identify plant and animal life at Estancia 25 de Mayo, then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally stop by Tribus Del Sur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, 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 October, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.
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Parks · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

El Chalten — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): stroll through Laguna Torre, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally look for gifts at Casita style cosas simples. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Road to El Chalten and then don't miss a visit to Viedma Glacier.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then walk around Parque Municipal Llao Llao. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stop by Chocolates Rapanui, then revel in the low prices at Chocolate Patagonico, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally hit the slopes at Piedras Blancas.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip app.

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.
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Mendoza — 3 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega La Azul. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Valle de Uco (in Tupungato), Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). On the 21st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: do a tasting at Bodega Renacer and see human ingenuity at work at Potrerillos Dam.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary app.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October; daily highs in Mendoza reach 28°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Salta.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Leguizamon, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), then get engrossed in the history at Museo Guemes, and finally get engrossed in the history at History Museum of the North. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, then don't miss a visit to Plazoleta IV Siglos, and finally make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Salta travel route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Salta are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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