40 days in Argentina Itinerary

40 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
2
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
3
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
4
El Calafate
— 4 nights
5
El Chalten
— 4 nights
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
8
Mendoza
— 4 nights
9
Salta
— 3 nights
10
Puerto Iguazu
— 3 nights

5
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: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip app.

London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from London in January, things will get much warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew), Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn itinerary planning app.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio

4
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 wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia, and examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip website.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©

4
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.
Take a break from El Calafate with a short trip to Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park, about 1h 50 min away. Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and get outside with Enjoy!.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 16°C in El Calafate. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Glaciar Spegazzini
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

4
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: trek along Laguna de los Tres, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, get outside with Mirador del Torre, and get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip website.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Laguna de los Tres, Lago del Desierto
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Circuito Chico, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get impressive views of Ventisquero Negro.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Martin de los Andes: Cajon Negro (in Villa La Angostura), Lanín (in Junin de los Andes) and Mirador Lago Traful (in Villa Traful). The adventure continues: cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, cast your line with a fishing tour, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and look for gifts at De la Montana.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Martin de los Andes fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Cajon Negro, Lanín, Mirador Lago Traful
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Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Lanín ©
Lanín
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tupungato (La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip & Valle de Uco). There's much more to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, explore the striking landscape of Parque Provincial Aconcagua, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Mendoza sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Tupungato, La Cava de Karim Mussi
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua

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: get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Salta trip builder site.

Fly from Mendoza to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in February, you will find days in Salta are slightly colder (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 29 — Mar 3:
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Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Convento San Bernardo ©
Convento San Bernardo

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Iguazu National Park (Salto San Martin, Iguazu Falls, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu, identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Iguazu, and make a trip to La Aripuca.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Iguazu road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Puerto Iguazu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in March, things will get somewhat warmer in Puerto Iguazu: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 6:
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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