40 days in Argentina Itinerary

40 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Drive to Logan International Airport, Fly to Salta
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Salta
— 2 nights
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Cordoba
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
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San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
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Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
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El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
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San Rafael
— 3 nights
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Mendoza
— 7 nights
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Salta — 2 nights

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 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, don't miss a visit to Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally get engrossed in the history at History Museum of the North. On the next day, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Salta trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, USA to Salta is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Salta. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Salta to be much hotter, temps between 81°F and 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Cordoba.
Museums · Historic Sites

Cordoba — 4 nights

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Del Che Guevara and Colegio Nacional de Monserrat. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eden Hotel and Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuitica Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey Liniers. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with El Camino del Cuadrado, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, and browse the exhibits of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica.

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Fly from Salta to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salta in February: highs in Cordoba hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

San Carlos de Bariloche — 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parroquia San Eduardo and Cavernas del Viejo Volcan Parque Cerro Leones. Take a break from San Carlos de Bariloche with a short trip to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful, about 2 hours away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Steffen, take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and stroll around Parque Nahuelito.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, San Carlos de Bariloche is much colder at night with lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and Lago Lacar. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, explore the activities along Lago Lolog, contemplate the long history of Castillito Van Dorsser, and stroll through Playa Quila Quina.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes trip planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Rio Bonito. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Correntoso.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Villa La Angostura tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to El Chalten.
Nature · Parks

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Torre and Laguna Capri. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Viedma Glacier, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, take a memorable drive along Road to El Chalten, and admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Villa La Angostura to El Chalten in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to El Calafate.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

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.
Explore hidden gems such as El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and Museo Argentino del Juguete. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Rios de Hielo and see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate route tool.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. March in El Calafate sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Ushuaia — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ushuaia Bay 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 much more to do: appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Pajaros, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and fly down the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount).

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in March, plan for slightly colder nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Mar del Plata.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

Mar del Plata — 3 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Mar del Plata Cathedral. Let the collections at Juan Manuel Fangio Museum and Museo MAR capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Stella Maris, make a trip to Torre Tanque, and cool off at Playa Varese.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Mar del Plata in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. When traveling from Ushuaia in March, plan for much hotter days in Mar del Plata, with highs around 74°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to San Rafael.
Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

San Rafael — 3 nights

With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Get some cultural insight at La Abeja Winery and Bodegas Bianchi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laberinto de Borges and Embalse Valle Grande. Next up on the itinerary: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, see the interesting displays at Muestra Integral Pasado Historico, and see human ingenuity at work at Embalse los reyunos.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Rafael day trip site.

You can fly from Mar del Plata to San Rafael in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mar del Plata in March, plan for a bit warmer days in San Rafael, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mendoza.
Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Mendoza — 7 nights

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Pulenta Estate Winery and Museo del vino. Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and Bodegas Lopez are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and savor the flavors at Terrazas de los Andes.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mendoza road trip website.

Traveling by car from San Rafael to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in March, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Wineries · Tours · Museums · Adventure
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.