17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h
3
El Chalten
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
4
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: London

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 28th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park tour itinerary builder tool .

London, UK to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Iguazu National Park is minus 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Cataratas del Iguazu ©
Cataratas del Iguazu
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

3
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at La Perla and Punta Mogotes. Get some historical perspective at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Puerto de Mar del Plata. Get out of town with these interesting Mar del Plata side-trips: Miramar (Balneario Tiburon & Balneario Medanos). The adventure continues: cool off at Playa Varese.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata sightseeing planner.

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Mar del Plata in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in December: high temperatures in Mar del Plata hover around 31°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Miramar
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Puerto de Mar del Plata
Puerto de Mar del Plata

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Laguna de los Tres, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre, and then look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your El Chalten trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mar del Plata to El Chalten takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa El Doradillo and Playa La Cantera. Get outdoors at Punta Tombo National Reserve and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Trelew (Museo Pueblo de Luis & Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia, examine the collection at Museo de Gemas, and look for gifts at Aquatours buceo.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Trelew, Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Museo de los Ninos. Head to Puerto Madero and Recoletafor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take a stroll through San Telmo, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, shop like a local with Palermo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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San Telmo ©
San Telmo
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Palermo ©
Palermo

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