13 days in Argentina Itinerary

13 days in Argentina Itinerary

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13 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
1
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Iguazu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Bring the kids along to Recoleta Cemetery and Palacio Barolo. Saddle up on the 26th (Thu) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through San Telmo, shop like a local with Palermo, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires journey website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In December in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo de los Ninos ©
Museo de los Ninos

2
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional, then make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and then stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip planning website .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mendoza by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

2
nights
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 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then make a trip to Plaza Guemes, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo.

To see ratings and tourist information, use the Salta route planner .

Fly from Mendoza to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in December, expect nights in Salta to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

3
nights
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 31st (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park online vacation planner .

You can fly from Salta to Iguazu National Park in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salta in December since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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