9 days in Argentina Itinerary

9 days in Argentina Itinerary

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9 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
El Calafate
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires

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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: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and stop by Puerto Madero.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip planning website.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Buenos Aires. In February in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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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 24th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip website.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

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Parks Nature
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls

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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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Canal Beagle and then explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip builder website.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Ushuaia in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in February, expect Ushuaia to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate holiday planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in February since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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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 28th (Fri), trek along Laguna de los Tres and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Mirador del Torre and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our El Chalten travel planner.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

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

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