40 days in Argentina Itinerary

40 days in Argentina Itinerary

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40 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus:  3​h
5
El Chalten
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Salta
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
10
Puerto Iguazu
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: London

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Palermo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

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London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from London to Buenos Aires, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get much warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Compania Mercantil de Chubut
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

4
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, hike along Glacier Martial, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can 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

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Glaciar Spegazzini). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: get outside with Enjoy!, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

4
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, get great views at Mirador del Torre, trek along Laguna de los Tres, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary app .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna de los Tres, Lago del Desierto
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Circuito Chico, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and take in the awesome beauty at Ventisquero Negro.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning website .

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. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

4
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.
Explore San Martin de los Andes' surroundings by going to Cajon Negro (in Villa La Angostura), Mirador Lago Traful (in Villa Traful) and Lanín (in Junin de los Andes). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza Sarmiento, and stroll through Playa Quila Quina.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes online trip maker .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mirador Lago Traful, Cajon Negro, Lanín
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Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Lanín ©
Lanín
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Tupungato (La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip & Valle de Uco). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, do a tasting at Bodega Matervini, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip planner.

Fly from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Tupungato, La Cava de Karim Mussi
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La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip ©
La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

3
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, admire the masterpieces at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Salta day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Salta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in February, expect nights in Salta to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Salta

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

3
nights
Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Salto San Martin, Iguazu Falls, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu, identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, don't miss a visit to La Aripuca, and explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Iguazu.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu vacation planning tool .

Fly from Salta to Puerto Iguazu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salta in March, expect Puerto Iguazu to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu

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