50 days in Argentina Itinerary

50 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
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Ushuaia
— 5 nights
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El Calafate
— 5 nights
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El Chalten
— 6 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Puerto Madryn
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
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San Martin de los Andes
— 6 nights
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Villa La Angostura
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
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Mendoza
— 3 nights
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Salta
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires — 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Cemiterio de Recoleta and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Manchester to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in January, things will get warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly to Ushuaia.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.
Kids will enjoy Tierra del Fuego National Park and Canal Beagle. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Fin del Mundo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in January; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to El Calafate.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

El Calafate — 5 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 El Calafate's surroundings by going to Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Estancia Cristina, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

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You can 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 January, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

El Chalten — 6 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 trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Laguna de los Tres, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and look for all kinds of wild species at Paso de Viento.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten route app.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Puerto Madryn — 3 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kids will enjoy Peninsula Valdes and Proyecto Iris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Trelew (Laguna Chiquichano & Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio). There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip planner.

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 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the flight to San Martin de los Andes.
Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

San Martin de los Andes — 6 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Route of the Seven Lakes and River Rafting & Tubing. When in San Martin de los Andes, make a side trip to see Lanín in Junin de los Andes, approximately Junin de los Andes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, and admire the majestic nature at Plaza San Martin.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes trip app.

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 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Villa La Angostura.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips

Villa La Angostura — 4 nights

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Bring the kids along to Kayaking & Canoeing and Mirador Lago Traful. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, explore by horseback at Cabalgatas y Cuatriciclos Montahue, and take a peaceful walk through Bosque Sumergido.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Villa La Angostura online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche — 6 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 Catedral Alta Patagonis will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: hike along Circuito Chico, explore the activities along Nahuel Huapi Lake, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche vacation maker site.

Drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Mendoza.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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.
Family-friendly places like Parque General San Martin and Plaza Independencia will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Tupungato (Valle de Uco & La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip). On the 21st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. It doesn't end there: ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza trip planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Salta.
Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Side Trip

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 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Didactico de la Gesta Guemesiana y Gaucha, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Salta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and then contemplate the long history of Convento San Bernardo.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Salta day trip app.

Fly from Mendoza to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in February, expect nights in Salta to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Side Trip

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 24th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, stroll through Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park day trip planner.

Fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, Iguazu National Park is a bit warmer than Salta - with highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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.