59 days in Argentina Itinerary

59 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina holiday planner
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Salta
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires
— 8 nights
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Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia
— 6 nights
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El Calafate
— 6 nights
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El Chalten
— 6 nights
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Villa La Angostura
— 5 nights
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San Martin de los Andes
— 6 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 7 nights
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Mendoza
— 5 nights
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Salta — 3 nights

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Change things up with a short trip to Horseback Riding Tours in Chicoana (about 46 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo, and contemplate the long history of Convento San Bernardo.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta online road trip planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Salta is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Salta. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Los Angeles in January: high temperatures in Salta hover around 82°F and lows are around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
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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.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Salta in January, with highs in Iguazu National Park at 89°F and lows at 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Parque 3 de Febrero and Cemiterio de Recoleta will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and stop by Calle Defensa.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires road trip planning website.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in January, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 70°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 83°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn — 4 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Attractions like Sentir Patagonia Travel and Proyecto Iris make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Trelew (Laguna Chiquichano & Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Parana, and get outside with Napra Club.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Puerto Madryn vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia — 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Tierra del Fuego National Park and Canal Beagle. Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read 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 January, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Estancia Cristina, whizz through the canopy at Enjoy!, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the El Calafate trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in January since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.
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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 historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, hike along Laguna de los Tres, admire all the interesting features of Road to El Chalten, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Paso de Viento.

To find ratings and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten route planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.
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Villa La Angostura — 5 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 Rio Correntoso. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Cabalgatas del Tero. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lago Correntoso, identify plant and animal life at Bosque Sumergido, stop by Mamuschka, and admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Villa La Angostura in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. February in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Route of the Seven Lakes and Lanín will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, stroll through Playa Bonita, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lacar, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche — 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the activities along Nahuel Huapi Lake, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look for gifts at Evo Sports.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche journey planner.

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Mendoza.
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Mendoza — 5 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Bring the kids along to Parque General San Martin and Food Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Potrerillos (Embalse de Potrerillos & Rincon de los Oscuros) and Tupungato (Valle de Uco & La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia and ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mendoza, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 65°F. You will leave for home on the 28th (Tue).
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Argentina travel guide

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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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