22 days in Argentina Itinerary

22 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
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Iguazu National Park

— 1 night
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find out how to plan a trip to Iguazu National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 4 nights
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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, explore the activities along Isla Victoria, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

El Chalten

— 3 nights
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

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El Calafate

— 4 nights
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.
Explore El Calafate's surroundings by going to Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's much more to do: cast your line with Estancia Cristina, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate route builder tool.

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in El Calafate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

Ushuaia

— 4 nights

End of the World

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.
Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, hike along Glacier Martial, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip maker site.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for little chillier nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:

Buenos Aires

— 5 nights

Queen of La Plata

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and stop by Calle Defensa.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ushuaia in January, with highs in Buenos Aires at 33°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 12:

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.