20 days in Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  34​h
1
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
3
San Antonio Este
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
6
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip itinerary builder app .

Sydney, Australia to El Chalten is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to El Chalten is minus 13 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. On the 5th (Wed), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bahia Serena, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to San Antonio Este.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Playa Bahia Serena ©
Playa Bahia Serena
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

1
day
San Antonio Este

San Antonio Este ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): kick back and relax at Punta Perdices and then kick back and relax at Playa las Conchillas.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Antonio Este trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Antonio Este in 9.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Antonio Este

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa las Conchillas ©
Playa las Conchillas

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll get in some beach time at Playa El Doradillo and Tangol Puerto Madryn. Take a break from the city and head to Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Costas de Patagonia, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, steep yourself in history at The Town of Gaiman, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

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

You can drive from San Antonio Este to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

2
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
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.
You'll get in some beach time at La Perla and Playas de Mar de Cobo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Mar del Plata Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Mar del Plata: Laguna de Mar Chiquita (in Mar Chiquita) and Balneario Medanos (in Miramar). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Punta Mogotes.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Mar del Plata in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Mar del Plata can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Balneario Medanos, Playas de Mar de Cobo, Laguna de Mar Chiquita
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Laguna de Mar Chiquita ©
Laguna de Mar Chiquita

5
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.
Get some historical perspective at San Telmo and Casa Rosada. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Madero and Plaza de Mayo. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, take a stroll through La Boca, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mar del Plata in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 24°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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San Telmo ©
San Telmo
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

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