54 days in Argentina Itinerary

54 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina route planner

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires
— 8 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 6 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
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Drive to El Calafate Airport, Fly to San Carlos De Bariloche Airport, Drive to Villa Traful
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Villa Traful
— 1 night
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mendoza
— 6 nights
Drive
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San Agustin del Valle Fertil
— 1 night
Drive
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Cafayate
— 5 nights
Drive
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Purmamarca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Humahuaca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salta
— 6 nights
Fly

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Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Iguazu National Park tour itinerary builder tool.

Medellin, Colombia to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Medellin to Iguazu National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Medellin in August, expect Iguazu National Park to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Buenos Aires

— 8 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: 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 El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online tour planner.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 18:

Ushuaia

— 6 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.
Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), see Off-Road Tours, get a dose of the wild on Wayfinders, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect nights in Ushuaia to be little chillier, around 0°C, while days are much colder, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:

El Calafate

— 4 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park to see Perito Moreno Glacier about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Enjoy!, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate attractions planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in El Calafate sees daily highs of 4°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

El Chalten

— 3 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.
El Chalten is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Laguna de los Tres, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paso de Viento, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten day trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Villa Traful.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:

Villa Traful

— 1 night
Villa Traful is a hamlet of the Argentine province of Neuquén located at the shore of the Traful Lake, at 720 metres above mean sea level. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerros Negro & Monje Trail, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Lago Traful, and then relax and float downstream with Camping Puerto Arrayan.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Villa Traful trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from El Chalten to Villa Traful. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in August, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa Traful

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
Highlights from your trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 6 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's much more to do: hike along Circuito Chico, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, and hit the slopes at Patagonia Ski School.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche vacation planner.

Drive from Villa Traful to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Mendoza

— 6 nights
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: Laureano Gomez Winemaker (in Colonia Las Rosas) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). On the 10th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Dedicate the 11th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega La Azul, ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in September, expect Mendoza to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Agustin del Valle Fertil.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 13:

San Agustin del Valle Fertil

— 1 night
On the 14th (Tue), examine the collection at Provincial Ischigualasto Park.

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Traveling by car from Mendoza to San Agustin del Valle Fertil takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in San Agustin del Valle Fertil

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:
Highlights from your trip

Cafayate

— 5 nights

Tuscany of Argentina

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cafayate: Quebrada de Las Flechas - Angastaco (in Angastaco) and Amaicha del Valle (Tiu Punco & Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, stop by Cielo Antiguo Ceramica Artesanal, stroll through Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cafayate road trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Agustin del Valle Fertil to Cafayate takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 19:

Purmamarca

— 3 nights
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
Purmamarca is known for nature, trails, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, get great views at Cerro El Porito, and stop by Tejidos Llama Negra.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Purmamarca trip site.

You can drive from Cafayate to Purmamarca in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Humahuaca

— 2 nights
The largest settlement in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca allows for thorough exploration of the colorful valley that links the high Andean lands and the temperate plains of southeastern South America.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Quebrada de Humahuaca and then appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Heroes de la Independencia. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Serranía de Hornocal and then explore the striking landscape at Quebrada de las Senoritas.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Humahuaca trip builder.

Traveling by car from Purmamarca to Humahuaca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Salta

— 6 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 26th (Sun), hike the day away at Poncho Tours. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Artesanal Tradicional.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Salta trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Humahuaca to Salta by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Salta sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Salta

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

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.