60 days in Argentina Itinerary

60 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Mendoza
— 4 nights
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San Rafael
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
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Tandil
— 2 nights
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Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia
— 6 nights
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
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El Chalten
— 5 nights
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Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
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San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
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Esquel
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
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Cordoba
— 4 nights
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Salta
— 4 nights
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Mendoza — 4 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 Potrerillos Dam and Food Tours. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, walk around Parque General San Martin, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and awaken your taste buds at Terrazas de los Andes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza day trip planning website.

Calgary, Canada to Mendoza is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Calgary to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Calgary in January, with highs in Mendoza at 38°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Rafael.
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San Rafael — 2 nights

With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): do a tasting at La Abeja Winery, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then see human ingenuity at work at Embalse Valle Grande, and finally walk around Laberinto de Borges. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Finca Paru, then admire the engineering at Embalse los reyunos, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find maps and other tourist information, read San Rafael online day trip planner.

Getting from Mendoza to San Rafael by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 19°C in San Rafael. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Catedral de la Plata. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: La Plata (Plaza Moreno & Museo de La Plata). The adventure continues: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Rafael to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Rafael in January: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tandil.
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Tandil — 2 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.
On the 16th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Cristo de las Sierras, then get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monte Calvario, and finally make a trip to Palacio Municipal de Tandil. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Plaza Independencia, make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, then walk around Parque Independencia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tandil trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Buenos Aires to Tandil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tandil when traveling from Buenos Aires in January, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mar del Plata.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Varese and Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino. Go for a jaunt from Mar del Plata to Balcarce to see Juan Manuel Fangio Museum about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Aquasol Parque Acuatico, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Torre Tanque, and walk around Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mar del Plata trip planner.

Drive from Tandil to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Mar del Plata, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can fly to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn — 3 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peninsula Valdes and Playa El Doradillo. Take a break from Puerto Madryn with a short trip to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew, about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, and see the interesting displays at Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Puerto Madryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano and Lago Roca. Change things up with these side-trips from Ushuaia: Tolhuin (Parroquia Sagrada Familia & Cerro Jeujepen). Spend the 29th (Sun) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to El Calafate.
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El Calafate — 4 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 discover tucked-away gems like Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Estancia Cristina. Get out of town with these interesting El Calafate side-trips: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Perito Moreno Glacier). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at La Leona Petrified Forest, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, catch some excitement at Estancia 25 de Mayo, and get a taste of life in the country at La Usina.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to El Chalten.
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El Chalten — 5 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 de los Tres and Glaciar Huemul. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, make a trip to Viedma Glacier, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto.

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

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Villa La Angostura.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): get great views at Mirador Belvedere, then explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Correntoso. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Villa La Angostura journey planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Villa La Angostura by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Martin de los Andes.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa Quila Quina and Peninsula de Yuco. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lolog, identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, and make a trip to Centro Civico.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip planner.

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 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Esquel.
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Esquel — 2 nights

Although Welsh immigrants arrived in this area in the mid-19th century, Esquel was officially founded in 1906, which makes it a relatively young city by world standards.
On the 13th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Alerces. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Nant & Fall, and then examine the collection at Museo Molino Nant Fach.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Esquel holiday planner.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to Esquel in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Lago Steffen. Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Refugio Frey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, stroll around Parque Municipal Llao Llao, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for San Carlos de Bariloche using our trip planner.

You can drive from Esquel to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Cordoba.
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Cordoba — 4 nights

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos and Museo Nacional Estancia Jesuitica Alta Gracia y Casa del Virrey Liniers. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Camino de las Las 100 Curvas (in Villa Carlos Paz) and Gruta de Lourdes Alta Gracia (in Alta Gracia). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, and contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, expect much warmer with lows of 26°C in Cordoba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, 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 photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Iguazu National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) and Basilica Menor San Francisco. Go for a jaunt from Salta to Chicoana to see Horseback Riding Tours about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salta trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Iguazu National Park in February; daily highs in Salta reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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