60 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

60 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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Zarate, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Tandil, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 7 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 7 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Cachi, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cafayate, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights

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Zarate, Argentina

Zarate, Argentina is 1hr and 15 minutes away from Argentina's capital Buenos Aires.Zárate is a city in the northeast of the. To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Zarate tour itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major aiports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. August in Zarate sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. You will leave for Buenos Aires on the 1st (Thu).
Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Villa Ocampo and Catedral de San Isidro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cemiterio de Recoleta and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: shop like a local with Puerto Madero, contemplate the long history of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires travel site.

You can drive from Zarate to Buenos Aires in 1.5 hours. In August in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mar del Plata.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Mar del Plata, Argentina — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mar del Plata Cathedral and Loma de Stella Maris. Get some cultural insight at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Puerto de Mar del Plata. Take a break from Mar del Plata with a short trip to Albufera de mar chiquita in Mar Chiquita, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Divino Rostro, admire the masterpieces at Museo MAR, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva de Lobos Marinos, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Loma Santa Cecilia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Mar del Plata, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, Mar del Plata is a bit cooler at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tandil.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
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Tandil, Argentina — 3 nights

Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Monte Calvario and Parroquia Santisimo Sacramento. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia and Cerro El Centinela. Step out of Tandil to go to Azul and see Monasterio Trapense, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Todo Sobre Rieles.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tandil itinerary site.

You can drive from Mar del Plata to Tandil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off to Puerto Madryn.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina — 5 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Town of Gaiman and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa El Doradillo and Costas de Patagonia. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Napra Club, gain insight at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Parana.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Tandil to Puerto Madryn takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Ushuaia.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 7 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.
Get in touch with nature at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Provincial Legislature and Iglesia parroquial de Ushuaia. Change things up with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Pajaros, glide through natural beauty at Club Andino Ushuaia, take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Martial, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip maker.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In August in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature
Side Trips

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 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.
Parroquia San Eduardo and Museo Paleontologico Bariloche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Catedral Alta Patagonis and Arelauquen Golf & Country Club. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Dina Huapi to see Dina Huapi about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: hike along Cerro Lopez Trail, play a few rounds at Llao Llao Golf, kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, and stroll through Circuito Chico.

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

Getting from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in August: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina — 4 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Take a break from the city and head to El Bosque de los Huskies and Lago Lacar. Visit Playa La Islita and Playa Bonita for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Via Christi in Junin de los Andes (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get outside with Mirador Arrayanes, contemplate the long history of Castillito Van Dorsser, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, and stop by De la Montana.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes day trip app.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cordoba.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature
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Cordoba, Argentina — 4 nights

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Iglesia Santo Domingo. Your inner history buff will appreciate Paseo del Buen Pastor and Monasterio de Santa Teresa. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Nuestra Senora del Rosario and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Society of Jesus Church.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Martin de los Andes to Cordoba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to fly to Salta.
Historic Sites · Museums
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Salta, Argentina — 3 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 13th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de la Merced, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaculada Madre del Divino Corazon Eucaristico de Jesus. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your senses at Andes Challenge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Salta tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Salta in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in September: highs in Salta hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cachi.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Cachi, Argentina — 2 nights

Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cachi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle Encantado. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Bodega Puna and then stroll through Parque Nacional Los Cardones.

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You can drive from Salta to Cachi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cafayate.
Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites

Cafayate, Argentina — 6 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 some cultural insight at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) and Estancia Los Cardones. Take a break from the city and head to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas and La Estancia De Cafayate. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Las Tres Cruces and learn about winemaking at Bodega Domingo Hermanos.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cafayate holiday planning website.

Drive from Cachi to Cafayate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Mon), you're off to Mendoza.
Wineries · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip

Mendoza, Argentina — 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Vistalba and Bodega Matervini. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Casarena Bodega y Vinedos and Cavas y Bodegas Weinert. There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Terrazas de los Andes, learn about winemaking at Bodega Hacienda del Plata, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cafayate to Mendoza in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Santiago.
Wineries · Parks · Tours

Santiago, Chile — 2 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Popular historic sites such as Templo Baha'i and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Panul Community Park and Husky Point. It doesn't end there: do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina and go for a walk through Plaza de Armas.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago journey builder.

Getting from Mendoza to Santiago by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wineries
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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.