56 days in Argentina Itinerary

56 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina trip planner

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Perito Moreno
— 3 nights
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Gobernador Gregores
— 1 day
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
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El Calafate
— 2 nights
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Rio Gallegos
— 1 night
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Ushuaia
— 9 nights
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Puerto San Julian
— 2 nights
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Puerto Deseado
— 2 nights
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Comodoro Rivadavia
— 1 night
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Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
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Trevelin
— 2 nights
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Lago Puelo
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
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San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
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Neuquen
— 2 nights
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Caviahue
— 3 nights
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San Rafael
— 2 nights
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Mendoza
— 8 nights

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Perito Moreno

— 3 nights
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Get outdoors at Portal La Ascension and Parque Nacional Patagonia. Step off the beaten path and head to Chacra Don Neno and Cave of the Hands. Go for a jaunt from Perito Moreno to Los Antiguos to see Lago Buenos Aires about 42 minutes away.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Perito Moreno road trip app.

Chile Chico, Chile to Perito Moreno is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Chile Chico to Perito Moreno. Traveling from Chile Chico in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Perito Moreno. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Gobernador Gregores.

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Gobernador Gregores

— 1 day
Gobernador Gregores is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, formerly known as Cañadón León. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Cardiel.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobernador Gregores trip planning tool.

Drive from Perito Moreno to Gobernador Gregores in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Gobernador Gregores

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

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.
Get outdoors at Laguna Torre and Los Huemules. Explore hidden gems such as Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas and Casa Madsen Museo. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Gobernador Gregores to El Chalten by car takes about 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 7:

El Calafate

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Sat), examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, then get outside with Enjoy!, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then stop by Avenida Libertador.

To see maps and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 4°C in August, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:

Rio Gallegos

— 1 night
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Ferroviario Roberto Galian, make a trip to Cabo Virgenes, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Costanera Angel Sureda.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rio Gallegos trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Rio Gallegos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from El Calafate in August, you will find days in Rio Gallegos are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are slightly colder (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Wildlife · Parks · Beaches · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Ushuaia

— 9 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.
Visit Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia and Provincial Legislature for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Club Andino Ushuaia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ushuaia: Tolhuin (Museo Historico Kami, Parroquia Sagrada Familia, &more) and Lago Roca (in Tierra del Fuego National Park). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Martial, explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rio Gallegos to Ushuaia. When traveling from Rio Gallegos in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ushuaia, with highs around 5°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto San Julian.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 19:

Puerto San Julian

— 2 nights
Puerto San Julián is a natural harbour in Patagonia in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina located at. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stroll through Reserva Provincial Peninsula Puerto San Julian and then examine the collection at Museo Tematico Nao Victoria.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Puerto San Julian itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Ushuaia to Puerto San Julian in 11.5 hours. You will leave for Puerto Deseado on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Puerto San Julian

Wildlife · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Deseado

— 2 nights
Puerto Deseado, originally called Port Desire, is a city of about 15,000 inhabitants and a fishing port in Patagonia in Santa Cruz Province of Argentina, on the estuary of the Deseado River.It was named Port Desire by the privateer Thomas Cavendish in 1586 after the name of his ship, and later became known by the Spanish translation of the name. On the 22nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Mario Brozosky, examine the collection at Museo del Tren, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta de Lourdes. On your second day here, stroll through Cabo Blanco.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Deseado trip site.

Traveling by car from Puerto San Julian to Puerto Deseado takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Comodoro Rivadavia.

Things to do in Puerto Deseado

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Comodoro Rivadavia

— 1 night
Comodoro Rivadavia is a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, located on the San Jorge Gulf, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the Chenque Hill. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Petroleo, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Rada Tilly, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Punta Marques.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Comodoro Rivadavia trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Puerto Deseado to Comodoro Rivadavia in 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Comodoro Rivadavia are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Comodoro Rivadavia

Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

Puerto Madryn

— 4 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Costas de Patagonia and Caleta Valdes. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Town of Gaiman and Museo Pueblo de Luis. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew), Puerto Piramides (Peke Sosa Avistajes & Punta Pardelas) and Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman (in Gaiman). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Parana, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and gain insight at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Comodoro Rivadavia to Puerto Madryn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trevelin.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:

Trevelin

— 2 nights
Trevelin is a town in the Patagonian Argentine province of Chubut. On the 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Alerces and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional Molino Andes. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reserva Natural Nant & Fall, do a tasting at Vinas del Nant y Fall Establecimiento Agroturistico, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Campo de Los Tulipanes.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Trevelin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Madryn to Trevelin takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Lago Puelo.

Things to do in Trevelin

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Lago Puelo

— 2 nights
Lago Puelo is a town located in the Chubut Province, Argentina, 5km north from the Lago Puelo National Park, and 15km south from El Bolsón. On the 31st (Mon), hike along Bosque de las Sombras, then do a tasting at Patagonian Wines, then see the interesting displays at Arcosauria Parque Tematico, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at La Catarata. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Parque Nacional Lago Puelo and then head outdoors with Lago de Puelo.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lago Puelo trip planner.

Drive from Trevelin to Lago Puelo in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Lago Puelo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

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.
Popular historic sites such as Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and Parroquia San Eduardo are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Change things up with these side-trips from San Carlos de Bariloche: Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura (in Villa La Angostura) and Bosque Sumergido (in Villa Traful). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, take in the awesome beauty at Ventisquero Negro, explore by horseback at Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, and play a few rounds at Llao Llao Golf.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche vacation website.

You can drive from Lago Puelo to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2.5 hours. In September in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

San Martin de los Andes

— 3 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Iglesia San Jose and Castillito Van Dorsser. Step out of the city life by going to Lago Lacar and Zipline. There's still lots to do: hit the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Arroyo Grande, kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, and stroll through Cerro Colorado.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes online trip planner.

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Neuquen.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Neuquen

— 2 nights
Located on the confluence of two rivers, Neuquen represents the largest urban center in Argentine Patagonia, known for its tree-lined streets and neat public squares.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bubalcó, then explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna Rojo, and then look for gifts at Bomfrut. On the next day, get impressive views of Volcano Copahue, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de Maria Auxiliadora del Paimun, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Neuquen online holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from San Martin de los Andes to Neuquen takes 5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Neuquen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Caviahue.

Things to do in Neuquen

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Caviahue

— 3 nights
Get outdoors at Cascadas del Rio Agrio and Salto del Agrio. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Escondida and Lago Caviahue.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Caviahue travel route website.

You can drive from Neuquen to Caviahue in 5 hours. On the 15th (Tue), you're off to San Rafael.

Things to do in Caviahue

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

San Rafael

— 2 nights
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bodega Murville, do a tasting at Bodega Labiano, then discover the deep blue sea with Oceanica Buceo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, and finally head outdoors with Sport Star Aventuras. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Military History Museum, learn about winemaking at Bodega Alfredo Roca, then see the interesting displays at Museo de Ciencia Natural, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Suter.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our San Rafael online holiday planner.

Getting from Caviahue to San Rafael by car takes about 10 hours. In September, daily temperatures in San Rafael can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Rafael

Wineries · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 17:

Mendoza

— 8 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get in touch with nature at Los Pingos Horse Riding and Parasailing & Paragliding. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Santa Julia and Vina Cobos. Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Finca Agostino in Maipu--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Antigua Bodega Giol and learn about winemaking at Bodega Budeguer.

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Traveling by car from San Rafael to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mendoza when traveling from San Rafael in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 25:

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.