47 days in Argentina Itinerary

47 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Start: London
Train + Fly:  18 h
1
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Tandil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Villa La Angostura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
7
El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
8
El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus:  2 h
9
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Ushuaia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 45 min
11
Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9 h
12
San Rafael
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
13
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  21 h 45 min
End: London

2
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Juan Manuel Fangio Museum and Aquasol Parque Acuatico. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral, walk around Parque Gral San Martin Mar del Plata, make a trip to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima, and contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata road trip planning tool.

London, UK to Mar del Plata is an approximately 19- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is minus 3 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Mar del Plata to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tandil.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Juan Manuel Fangio Museum
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Aquasol Parque Acuatico ©
Aquasol Parque Acuatico
Juan Manuel Fangio Museum ©
Juan Manuel Fangio Museum
Mar del Plata Cathedral ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral

2
nights
Tandil

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cristo de las Sierras, then get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, then walk around Parque Independencia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Palacio Municipal de Tandil, make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Don Quixote, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monte Calvario, and finally experience rural life at Produlac.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tandil tour itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Mar del Plata to Tandil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Tandil

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Cerro El Centinela ©
Cerro El Centinela
Lago y Dique del Fuerte ©
Lago y Dique del Fuerte
Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia

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.
Go for a jaunt from Buenos Aires to La Plata to see Catedral de la Plata about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tandil to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tandil in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Buenos Aires. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lanín and Playa Quila Quina. Change things up with a short trip to Rio Chimehuin in Junin de los Andes (about 44 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, look for gifts at Damonte Outfitters Fly Fishing & Fly Shop, and hit the slopes at Cerro Chapelco.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes visit planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Junin de los Andes
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Lanín ©
Lanín
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum

3
nights
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Explore hidden gems such as Rio Correntoso and Mirador Lago Traful. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Correntoso, steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, and buy something for everyone on your list at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Villa La Angostura online holiday builder.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Villa La Angostura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
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Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fishing Charters & Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planner.

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Glaciar Huemul and Laguna Capri. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, and stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the El Chalten travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, explore the activities along Rios de Hielo, and look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read El Calafate trip maker site.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

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
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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.
On the 31st (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perito Moreno National Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park itinerary builder website.

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails

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 Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Isla Martillo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. And it doesn't end there: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss, and examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia journey site.

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ushuaia, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Isla Martillo ©
Isla Martillo
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Punta Tombo and Centro De Visitantes Istmo Ameghino. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (in Puerto Piramides) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, and explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn online trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Puerto Piramides, Compania Mercantil de Chubut
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Scuba & Snorkeling
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

1
night
San Rafael

San Rafael ©
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): do a tasting at La Abeja Winery, then see human ingenuity at work at Embalse los reyunos, and then see the interesting displays at Benelli Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Laberinto de Borges and then admire the engineering at Embalse Valle Grande.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Rafael day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Madryn to San Rafael takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in San Rafael are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks Museums Wineries
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Embalse los reyunos ©
Embalse los reyunos
Embalse Valle Grande ©
Embalse Valle Grande
Laberinto de Borges ©
Laberinto de Borges

2
nights
Salta

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Salta vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from San Rafael to Salta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Salta can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Plaza 9 de Julio ©
Plaza 9 de Julio

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