16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Nimes
Fly + Drive:  31 h
1
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
5
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  10 h
6
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  32 h
End: Nimes

1
night
Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

Plan trip to Iguazu National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Nimes, France to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Nimes in avril, with highs in Iguazu National Park at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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.
Do your shopping at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. Visit Cemiterio de Recoleta and Calle Defensa for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Palermo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires journey maker app.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in avril, you will find days in Buenos Aires are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Islita, then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Catritre.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes vacation builder website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Playa Catritre ©
Playa Catritre

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Sendero de los Arrayanes and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bahia Serena, then trek along Circuito Chico, and finally stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche vacation planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. avril in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time 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
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten day trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at La Perla, then take advantage of the amenities at Playa Varese, and then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Medanos and then let little ones run wild at Balneario Hijos del Mar.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mar del Plata vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Mar del Plata in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In avril, daily temperatures in Mar del Plata can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Miramar
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Balneario Medanos ©
Balneario Medanos

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