13 days in Argentina Itinerary

13 days in Argentina Itinerary

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13 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Curitiba
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Salta
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Mendoza
— 2 nights
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Ushuaia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Curitiba

1
night
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos.

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Curitiba, Brazil to Salta is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Salta, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

2
nights
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): do a tasting at Bodega Chandon and then do a tasting at Bodega La Azul.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mendoza planning tool .

Fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salta in December: highs in Mendoza hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Adventure
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon
River Rafting & Tubing

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Rio Correntoso. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, and take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes.

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Fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in December, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
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.
Get outdoors at Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Torre. Step off the beaten path and head to Chorillo del Salto and El Mirador De Los Condores. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Fitz Roy. There's more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip maker app .

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 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

1
night
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 5th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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.
On the 6th (Mon), get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, take a stroll through San Telmo, then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero. Keep things going the next day: admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, then take a stroll through Recoleta, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Ushuaia in January; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 33°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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