14 days in Argentina Itinerary

14 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14 h
1
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8 h
4
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and El Camino de las 365 Curvas. Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Casa El Enemigo in Maipu--about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mendoza online itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Mendoza is an approximately 14- hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 21°C in Mendoza. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Casa El Enemigo, El Camino de las 365 Curvas
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Food Tours
Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo
River Rafting & Tubing

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 12th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Mendoza to El Calafate by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in December, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal

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 14th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Laguna de los Tres and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planning app.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loberia de Punta Loma.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn journey planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Loberia de Punta Loma ©
Loberia de Punta Loma

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de la Plata.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires itinerary builder website.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Horseback Riding Tours
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park road trip planning site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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