32 days in Argentina Itinerary

32 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Salta
— 3 nights
2
Mendoza
— 4 nights
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
6
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
7
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
8
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
9
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
10
Puerto Iguazu
— 4 nights

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, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, contemplate the long history of Convento San Bernardo, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Salta tour itinerary planner.

San Jose, Costa Rica to Salta is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from San Jose in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Salta, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta ©

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Tupungato (Valle de Uco & La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Parque Provincial Aconcagua, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip itinerary app.

Getting from Salta to Mendoza by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in December, you will find days in Mendoza are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Tupungato, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Food Tours
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua
Wine Tours & Tastings

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, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, trek along Circuito Chico, don't miss a visit to Centro Civico, and walk around Parque Nahuelito.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in December: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, explore the activities along Lago del Desierto, and get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten road trip planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and get outside with Enjoy!.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip maker app.

Drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in El Calafate, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

2
nights
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 29th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape of Perito Moreno National Park. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Glaciares National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

3
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, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, head off the coast to Isla Bridges, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia online visit planner.

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 3rd (Fri), get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn online road trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

4
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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Iguazu: Iguazu National Park (Iguazu Falls, Salto Bernabe Mendez, &more). There's still lots to do: stop by Puerto Iguazu, don't miss a visit to La Aripuca, identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, and look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu.

Find out how to plan Puerto Iguazu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Iguazu, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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