24 days in Argentina Itinerary

24 days in Argentina Itinerary

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24 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7​h 15​min
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
6
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4​h 45​min
8
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Madrid

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Casa El Enemigo and Bodega Roberto Bonfanti. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Chandon and Bodega Ruca Malen. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and do a tasting at Bodega Alta Vista.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mendoza online trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Mendoza is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In January, Mendoza is warmer than Madrid - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Casa El Enemigo
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Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the activities along Lago Lolog, look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina. On your second day here, get outside with Lago Lacar and then stroll through Cerro Chapelco.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip tool .

Fly from Mendoza to San Martin de los Andes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Lago Lolog ©
Lago Lolog

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, then explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura trip builder app .

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. January in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing
Lago Espejo Grande ©
Lago Espejo Grande

3
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 Sendero de los Arrayanes and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get outdoors at Refugio Frey and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the waterfront at Puerto Panuelo, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Getting from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Fishing Charters & Tours
Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey

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.
Get outdoors at Laguna Torre and Glaciar Huemul. Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna Capri and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, get great views at Mirador del Torre, and get outside with Road to El Chalten.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten day 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rios de Hielo and Patagonia Profunda - Safari Experience. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal. There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and stop by Tribus Del Sur.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Patagonia Profunda ©
Patagonia Profunda
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©

2
nights
Ushuaia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca, then appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, and finally grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges, examine the collection at Antigua Casa de Gobierno, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Ushuaia. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Peninsula Valdes and Loberia de Punta Loma. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa El Doradillo. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Welsh Settlers and identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Loberia de Punta Loma ©
Loberia de Punta Loma
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Stella Maris, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta de Lourdes, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

To plan Mar del Plata vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Mar del Plata takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Mar del Plata sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Historic Sites
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Mar del Plata Cathedral ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral
Gruta de Lourdes ©
Gruta de Lourdes
Iglesia Stella Maris ©
Iglesia Stella Maris

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