14 days in Argentina Itinerary

14 days in Argentina Itinerary

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14 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h
1
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
4
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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2
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Potrerillos Dam. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and El Camino de las 365 Curvas (in Las Heras). The adventure continues: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza road trip planner .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Mendoza is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Traveling from San Juan in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Mendoza, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, El Camino de las 365 Curvas, Casa El Enemigo
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Food Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Potrerillos Dam ©
Potrerillos Dam

2
nights
El Calafate

El Calafate ©
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.
On the 12th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate road trip website .

You can fly from Mendoza to El Calafate in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in December, you will find days in El Calafate are colder (16°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
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2
nights
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Laguna de los Tres and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma.

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Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Buenos Aires

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.
On the 18th (Wed), trot along with a tour on horseback, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Plata.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Horseback Riding Tours
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

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nights
Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park ©
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 20th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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