29 days in Argentina Itinerary

29 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
El Chalten
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Villa La Angostura
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
9
Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Tel Aviv

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and Plaza de Mayo. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Fragata ARA. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Buenos Aires is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
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 Peninsula Valdes and Costas de Patagonia. Get in touch with nature at Playa Parana and Caleta Valdes. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Town of Gaiman.

Before you visit Puerto Madryn, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Caleta Valdes
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Playa Parana ©
Playa Parana
Costas de Patagonia ©
Costas de Patagonia

3
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Antigua Casa de Gobierno and CASA BEBAN. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ushuaia Bay will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Vinciguerra, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ushuaia, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

3
nights
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 River Rafting & Tubing and Enjoy!. Get a sense of the local culture at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, explore the striking landscape at Onelli Glacier, and stop by Avenida Libertador.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Torre and Patagonia Hikes. Get in touch with nature at Laguna de los Tres and Amanecer en El Chalten. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores and take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten road trip planning site.

You can drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Refugio Frey and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. And it doesn't end there: delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, view the masterpieces at Bosque Neon, and kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. January in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Residencia Messidor, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, and then take a peaceful walk through Bosque Sumergido.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura trip planner.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Bosque Sumergido
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Bosque Sumergido ©
Bosque Sumergido
Residencia Messidor ©
Residencia Messidor

3
nights
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.
Visit Via Christi and Castillito Van Dorsser for their historical value. Visiting Lago Lacar and Fishing Charters & Tours will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Martin de los Andes: Junin de los Andes (Plaza 2 de Abril & Rio Chimehuin). There's more to do: stroll through Playa Bonita and fly down the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Junin de los Andes
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Rio Chimehuin ©
Rio Chimehuin

4
nights
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Renacer and Bodega Carmelo Patti. Get some historical perspective at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes and Antigua Bodega Giol. When in Mendoza, make a side trip to see Bodega CarinaE in Maipu, approximately Maipu away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Del Vino y la Vendimia.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza trip planner.

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Maipu, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience

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