22 days in Argentina Itinerary

22 days in Argentina Itinerary

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22 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Port Elizabeth
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  30​h
1
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Villa La Angostura
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Ushuaia
— 5 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Port Elizabeth

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Scuba & Snorkeling and Monumento al Indio Tehuelche. Get in touch with nature at Peninsula Valdes and Playa El Doradillo. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo and get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Argentine Time is minus 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Villa La Angostura.

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

1
night
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Villa La Angostura road trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Madryn to Villa La Angostura takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Villa La Angostura are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Lago Espejo Grande ©
Lago Espejo Grande
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

3
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
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 Lago Lacar and Cerro Chapelco. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Volcán Lanín and Playa Quila Quina. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Bosque de los Huskies.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes travel route tool .

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lanín
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Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Lanín ©
Lanín
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Fishing Charters & Tours and Playa Bonita. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, walk around Parque Nahuelito, and take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche online tour planner .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mirador del Torre and Chorillo del Salto. Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Torre and Laguna Capri. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Fitz Roy. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Road to El Chalten and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

5
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lago Roca. Step off the beaten path and head to Ushuaia Bay and Acatushun Museum. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, make a trip to Faro Les Eclaireurs, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. January in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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