18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina trip planner

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Mendoza
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
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El Calafate
— 1 night
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Ushuaia
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
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Puerto Iguazu
— 2 nights
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Salta
— 2 nights
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Mendoza

— 1 night
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Miguel Mini Bodega y Vinedos, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, do a tasting at Vinoteca Dos Puntos, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally walk around Parque General San Martin. On the next day, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza itinerary maker site.

San Francisco, USA to Mendoza is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in March, with highs in Mendoza at 81°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 4:

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then look for gifts at Evo Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Circuito Chico and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker website.

You can fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mendoza in March: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 68°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
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El Chalten

— 2 nights
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.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, stroll through Laguna de los Tres, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten journey maker website.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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El Calafate

— 1 night
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 9th (Tue): cast your line with Estancia Cristina and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Calafate day trip planning website.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Ushuaia

— 2 nights

End of the World

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and then grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in March, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 9 — 11:

Buenos Aires

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires day trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Ushuaia in March, expect Buenos Aires to be warmer, temps between 77°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Puerto Iguazu

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, stroll through Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and finally stop by Puerto Iguazu.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: highs in Puerto Iguazu hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Salta

— 2 nights

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then go all around town with Salta Free Tour, then get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salta trip planning tool.

You can fly from Puerto Iguazu to Salta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in March; daily highs in Salta reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Salta

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.