47 days in Argentina Itinerary

47 days in Argentina Itinerary

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47 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h
1
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Tandil
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
4
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Villa La Angostura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
7
El Chalten
— 3 nights
8
El Calafate
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Ushuaia
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
11
Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h
12
San Rafael
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
13
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: London

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Torre Tanque and Juan Manuel Fangio Museum. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Torreon del Monje, find something for the whole family at Aquasol Parque Acuatico, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Antares.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mar del Plata road trip planning website .

London, UK to Mar del Plata is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Mar del Plata. Traveling from London in January, expect Mar del Plata to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tandil.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Juan Manuel Fangio Museum
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Aquasol Parque Acuatico ©
Aquasol Parque Acuatico
Torre Tanque ©
Torre Tanque
Juan Manuel Fangio Museum ©
Juan Manuel Fangio Museum

2
nights
Tandil

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Cristo de las Sierras, get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, then stroll around Parque Independencia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Fuerte Independencia. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Palacio Municipal de Tandil, make a trip to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, then appreciate the history behind Monument to Don Quixote, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monte Calvario, and finally experience rural life at Produlac.

To find reviews and other tourist information, use the Tandil journey maker tool .

You can drive from Mar del Plata to Tandil in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Tandil can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Tandil

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Cerro El Centinela ©
Cerro El Centinela
Lago y Dique del Fuerte ©
Lago y Dique del Fuerte
Monte Calvario ©
Monte Calvario

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaza de Mayo and Catedral de la Plata. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Palermo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tandil to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tandil in January, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lanín and Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum. Take a break from San Martin de los Andes with a short trip to Rio Chimehuin in Junin de los Andes, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco, identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, and contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula de Yuco.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Junin de los Andes
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Lanín ©
Lanín
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirador Lago Traful and Mirador Belvedere y Cascada INACAYAL. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, buy something for everyone on your list at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, and contemplate the long history of Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Villa La Angostura holiday website .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
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Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes

5
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 discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Torre and Laguna Capri. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, don't miss a visit to Viedma Glacier, and admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto.

To find ratings and tourist information, read our El Chalten online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Rios de Hielo, stop by Vellon Negro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read El Calafate trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Kayaking & Canoeing
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park itinerary planner .

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isla Martillo and Helicopter Tours. Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia driving holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in February, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Isla Martillo ©
Isla Martillo
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Peninsula Valdes and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (in Puerto Piramides) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo, and don't miss a visit to Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Puerto Piramides
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Puerto Piramides ©
Puerto Piramides

1
night
San Rafael

San Rafael ©
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 11th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Winery La Abeja, then see human ingenuity at work at Embalse los reyunos, and then examine the collection at Benelli Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at Laberinto de Borges and then see human ingenuity at work at Embalse Valle Grande.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Rafael travel route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Madryn to San Rafael takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, daytime highs in San Rafael are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks Museums Wineries
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Embalse los reyunos ©
Embalse los reyunos
Embalse Valle Grande ©
Embalse Valle Grande
Laberinto de Borges ©
Laberinto de Borges

2
nights
Salta

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre). Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco, and finally get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salta trip maker .

Fly from San Rafael to Salta in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. February in Salta sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos

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