12 days in Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Argentina Itinerary

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12 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  4​h
1
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
El Chalten
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
6
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park trip builder website .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in February, Iguazu National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks
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Cataratas del Iguazu ©
Cataratas del Iguazu
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Fly from Iguazu National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in February, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Trails
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then get outside with Enjoy!.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate travel route planning site .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Climbing Tours

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night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In February in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, and wander the streets of Recoleta.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in February, you will find days in Buenos Aires are warmer (32°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero