11 days in Argentina & Paraguay Itinerary

11 days in Argentina & Paraguay Itinerary

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11 days in Argentina & Paraguay Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 15​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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1
night
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

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.
On the 16th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Iguazu online road trip planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Puerto Iguazu when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in March, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

1
night
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): have some family-friendly fun at Museo Planet 3D, walk around Snow Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ciudad Del Este attractions planner .

Ciudad Del Este is very close to Puerto Iguazu. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Fun & Games Parks Nature

Side Trip

Saltos del Monday
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Museo Planet 3D ©
Museo Planet 3D
Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Snow Park ©
Snow Park

1
night
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
On the 19th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero, then steep yourself in history at Casa de la Independencia, then ponder the world of politics at Palacio de López, and finally stop by Mercado La Recova.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Asuncion route planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Ciudad Del Este to Asuncion is minus 1 hour. March in Asuncion sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Asuncion

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Casa de la Independencia ©
Casa de la Independencia
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero ©
Museo Etnografico Andres Barbero

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and wander the streets of Calle Defensa.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Asuncion to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Paraguay Time (PYT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. Traveling from Asuncion in March, expect Buenos Aires to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

1
night
Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip maker website .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in March, with highs in Ushuaia at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

1
night
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto and then hike along Circuito Chico.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing planning website .

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Ushuaia in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

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night
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 26th (Thu), do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March; daily highs in Mendoza reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks Wineries
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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