14 days in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia & El Calafate Itinerary

14 days in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia & El Calafate Itinerary

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14 days in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia & El Calafate Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Buenos Aires
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, then wander the streets of San Telmo, and then take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires tour itinerary planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in June, with highs in Buenos Aires at 18°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
El Ateneo Grand Splendid ©
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Cerro Jeujepen and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Parroquia Sagrada Familia in Tolhuin, about 1h 55 min away. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and enjoy some diversion at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in July, expect Ushuaia to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Tolhuin
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda. Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, wander the streets of Av del Libertador, browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos, and examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in July, you will find days in El Calafate are a bit cooler (1°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

1
night
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
On the 11th (Thu), get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, and finally admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from El Calafate, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
El Ateneo Grand Splendid ©
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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