36 days in Argentina Itinerary

36 days in Argentina Itinerary

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36 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
8
Mendoza
— 3 nights
9
Cordoba
— 3 nights
10
Puerto Iguazu
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
11
Salta
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Museo de arte Tigre in Tigre--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires driving holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART) is 2 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Toronto in December: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Museo de arte Tigre
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Puerto Piramides (in Puerto Piramides), Trelew (Museo Pueblo de Luis, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, & more) and Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman (in Gaiman). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Doradillo.

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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 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Trelew, Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman, Puerto Piramides
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

3
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, head off the coast to Isla Martillo, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip planning website .

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 December in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini, then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier, and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco.

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You can fly from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Glaciares National Park when traveling from Ushuaia in December, with lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Fri), you're off toEl Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
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.
El Calafate is known for nature, museums, wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Calafate online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Fitz Roy, take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, and get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

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Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Carlos de Bariloche: Rio Correntoso (in Villa La Angostura) and Mirador Lago Traful (in Villa Traful). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, contemplate the waterfront views at Nahuel Huapi Lake, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche holiday planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nahuel Huapi Lake, Mirador Lago Traful, Rio Correntoso
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

3
nights
Mendoza

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: Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Valle de Uco (in Tupungato). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, you will find days in Mendoza are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are much hotter (21°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Casa El Enemigo, Valle de Uco
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alta Gracia (Museo Del Che Guevara & Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers), Villa Carlos Paz (El Dique San Roque Y El Embudo, San Roque Lake, & more) and Calamuchita Valley (in Villa General Belgrano). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, find something for the whole family at La Serranita - Recreational Park, see the interesting displays at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in January, expect nights in Cordoba to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Cordoba

Theme Parks Museums Parks

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Alta Gracia, La Serranita - Recreational Park, Calamuchita Valley
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Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

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nights
Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Explore Puerto Iguazu's surroundings by going to Wanda Mines (in Wanda), Lago Urugua-i (in Puerto Libertad) and Iguazu National Park (Salto Bernabe Mendez, Iguazu Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Iguazu, identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, and take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu.

Discover how to plan a Puerto Iguazu trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Cordoba to Puerto Iguazu by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Cordoba in January: highs in Puerto Iguazu hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Iguazu National Park, Wanda Mines, Lago Urugua-i
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu

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nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salta trip planner .

Fly from Puerto Iguazu to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January, things will get a bit cooler in Salta: highs are around 32°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tolar Grande, Horseback Riding Tours, Molinos Interpretive Center
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Cuesta del Obispo ©
Cuesta del Obispo
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

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