43 days in Argentina Itinerary

43 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina route planner
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Buenos Aires
— 8 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
Fly
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Mendoza
— 6 nights
Fly to Salta, Bus to Cafayate
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Cafayate
— 3 nights
Drive
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Purmamarca
— 1 night
Drive
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Salta
— 4 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Drive to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Alexandria

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Buenos Aires — 8 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.
Head to Puerto Madero and El Ateneo Grand Splendidfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Palermo, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker.

Alexandria, Egypt to Buenos Aires is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Alexandria to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandria in August, things will get colder in Buenos Aires: highs are around 20°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Puerto Madryn.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Puerto Madryn — 4 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Ecocentro and Playa El Doradillo. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew--about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playa Parana, stroll through Playa La Cantera, and look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn itinerary tool.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip

Ushuaia — 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Tierra del Fuego National Park and Canal Beagle. Change things up with a short trip to Complejo Del Ecotono in Tolhuin (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia travel planner.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. August in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.
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Side Trips

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.
Get in touch with nature at Laguna de los Tres and Paso de Viento. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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Side Trip

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.
Visiting Catedral Alta Patagonis and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trek along Circuito Chico, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary maker.

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. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in August, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Mendoza — 6 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles), Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Huayra Paseos en Velero (in Potrerillos). Dedicate the 31st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul and walk around Parque General San Martin.

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Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August: high temperatures in Mendoza hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cafayate.
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Wineries · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Cafayate — 3 nights

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Get in touch with nature at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas and Garganta del Diablo Salta. There's much more to do: ride a horse along Parador de la Quebrada, explore the fascinating underground world of La Casa de los Loros, take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, and learn about winemaking at Bodega San Pedro de Yacochuya.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cafayate trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Cafayate takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Purmamarca.
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Side Trip

Purmamarca — 1 night

With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): trek along Paseo de los Colorados, then explore the striking landscape at Cerro Morado, and then take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Purmamarca online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cafayate to Purmamarca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salta.
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Salta — 4 nights

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Take a break from the city and head to Andes Challenge and Reserva del Huaico. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Purmamarca to Salta by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours
Side Trips

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 12th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Nature · Parks · Wildlife

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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