37 days in Argentina Itinerary

37 days in Argentina Itinerary

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37 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 7 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Villa Gesell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Mendoza
— 2 nights
9
Buenos Aires
— 9 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Melbourne

7
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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, take a stroll through San Telmo, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Salta in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Villa Gesell.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

3
nights
Villa Gesell

Villa Gesell ©
A pleasant coastal town with an interesting history, Villa Gesell was established by Carlos Idaho Gesell, son of German economist Silvio Gesell.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Villa Gesell: San Clemente del Tuyu (Puerto de San Clemente del Tuyu & Punta Rasa) and Playa De Pinamar (in Pinamar). There's still lots to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Reserva Natural, examine the collection at La Casa de Carlos Gesell, kick back and relax at Valeria del Mar Beach, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Archivo Historico Municipal.

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You can drive from Buenos Aires to Villa Gesell in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Villa Gesell

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

San Clemente del Tuyu, Reserva Natural, Playa De Pinamar, Valeria del Mar Beach, Paseo Aldea Hippie
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Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
Reserva Natural ©
Reserva Natural
Playa De Pinamar ©
Playa De Pinamar

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, then don't miss a visit to Torre Tanque, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, admire the striking features of Torreon del Monje, then take a stroll through Puerto de Mar del Plata, and finally kick back and relax at Punta Mogotes.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mar del Plata vacation planner .

You can drive from Villa Gesell to Mar del Plata in 2 hours. In January in Mar del Plata, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
Puerto de Mar del Plata
Puerto de Mar del Plata

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 5th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. On the next day, experience the excitement of Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and finally don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Ushuaia route maker app .

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Mar del Plata in January, expect nights in Ushuaia to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

3
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.
Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: get outside with Enjoy!, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and take a stroll through Av del Libertador.

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You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, get impressive views of Cerro Tronador, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Otto.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning app .

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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 14th (Tue), look for gifts at Paseo de Compras Del Maiten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Quila Quina and then cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes online vacation planner .

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

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

2
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Canon del Atuel, learn about winemaking at Vinoteca Dos Puntos, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then get great views at Cerro de la Gloria, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza online travel planner .

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Mendoza sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Canon del Atuel
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel

9
nights
Buenos Aires

Go for a jaunt from Buenos Aires to La Plata to see Catedral de la Plata about 1h 15 min away. Saddle up on the 24th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. See some other sides of Buenos Aires: get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, walk around Bosques de Palermo, admire all the interesting features of Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera), and try to win big at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in January, plan for little chillier days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Horseback Riding Tours
Palermo ©
Palermo
La Boca
La Boca

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