8 days in Argentina Itinerary

8 days in Argentina Itinerary

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8 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Rio Cuarto
Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
El Calafate
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Rio Cuarto

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nights
Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park travel planner.

Rio Cuarto to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. In May, Iguazu National Park is a bit warmer than Rio Cuarto - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read El Calafate day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in May, you will find days in El Calafate are colder (6°C), and nights are slightly colder (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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night
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 6°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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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: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Los Glaciares National Park, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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