25 days in Argentina Itinerary

25 days in Argentina Itinerary

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25 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
8
Salta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Cafayate
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 10th (Mon), engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn route planner .

Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

3
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. February in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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 15th (Sat), make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, then head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read El Calafate road trip planner .

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

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 17th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy and then trek along Laguna de los Tres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten road trip app .

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
On the 21st (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and hike along Circuito Chico.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing 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 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza Sarmiento, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, and finally head outdoors with Route of the Seven Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Centro Civico and then stroll through Cerro Chapelco.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco

3
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.
Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip in Tupungato--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: walk around Parque General San Martin, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro, and learn about winemaking at Vinoteca Dos Puntos.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mendoza holiday planner .

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
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La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip ©
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua

3
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then make a trip to Plaza Anfiteatro, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Cuesta del Obispo, then make a trip to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta driving holiday planner .

Getting from Mendoza to Salta by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in February, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Salta: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco

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nights
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Take a break from Cafayate with a short trip to Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) in Amaicha del Valle, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, do a tasting at Winery Nanni, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del Rio Colorado, and stop by Cielo Antiguo Ceramica Artesanal.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cafayate route maker app .

You can drive from Salta to Cafayate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Wineries Nature

Side Trips

San Carlos, Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©

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