19 days in Argentina Itinerary

19 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Start: Cape Town
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 15 min
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
7
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

3
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: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires vacation planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Cape Town to Buenos Aires. Traveling from Cape Town in January, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 8th (Fri), engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then get outside with Enjoy!.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate planning app.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Climbing Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy and then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten trip builder app.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's still lots to do: trek along Circuito Chico, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take some stellar pictures from Lago Mascardi Viewpoint.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Tue), go deep underground at Wanda Mines, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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