18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
6
Mendoza
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Buenos Aires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the history at Plaza de Mayo and then wander the streets of Puerto Madero. On your second day here, take a stroll through San Telmo, then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta, and finally make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Sydney to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa El Doradillo. Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and Museo de Gemas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes and look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn tour builder site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

3
nights
Ushuaia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lago Roca. Get outdoors at Ushuaia Bay and Laguna Esmeralda. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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.
Visiting Laguna de los Tres and Cerro Fitz Roy will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Torre and Laguna Capri. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Chalten vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

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

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Rio Correntoso. Step out of the city life by going to Sendero de los Arrayanes and Piedras Blancas. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and explore the activities along Nahuel Huapi Lake.

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Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In November in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nahuel Huapi Lake, Rio Correntoso
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

1
night
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): do a tasting at Bodega Lagarde, learn about winemaking at Bodega Chandon, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Catena Zapata, and finally learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then do a tasting at Bodega Ruca Malen, and then do a tasting at Carinae Vinedos & Bodega.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November: highs in Mendoza hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries

Side Trip

Carinae Vinedos & Bodega
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

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