22 days in Argentina Itinerary

22 days in Argentina Itinerary

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22 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
2
San Miguel de Tucuman
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 15​min
3
Las Lenas
— 1 day
Drive:  11​h
4
Trevelin
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
El Chalten
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
7
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
10
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
+2
Fly + bus + train:  3​h 30​min
11
Tigre
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Porto Alegre

2
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo and then take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Salta online tour itinerary builder .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Salta is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto Alegre in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Salta, with lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to San Miguel de Tucuman.

Things to do in Salta

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

1
night
San Miguel de Tucuman

San Miguel de Tucuman ©
The commercial hub of an area known for its high production of sugarcane, tobacco, and rice, San Miguel de Tucuman also has a historical claim to fame, having hosted the national congress that declared independence from Spain in 1816.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Foto Historica, admire the striking features of Federacion Economica de Tucuman, then examine the collection at Casa Historica de Tucuman, and finally steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de Lourdes.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Miguel de Tucuman trip website .

You can fly from Salta to San Miguel de Tucuman in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in December, San Miguel de Tucuman is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Las Lenas.

Things to do in San Miguel de Tucuman

Historic Sites Museums
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Foto Historica ©
Foto Historica
Casa Historica de Tucuman ©
Casa Historica de Tucuman
Capilla Nuestra Senora de Lourdes ©
Capilla Nuestra Senora de Lourdes

1
day
Las Lenas

Las Lenas ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): hit the slopes at Las Lenas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Las Lenas trip itinerary tool .

Getting from San Miguel de Tucuman to Las Lenas by car takes about 16 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Trevelin.

Things to do in Las Lenas

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks
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Las Lenas ©
Las Lenas

1
day
Trevelin

Trevelin ©
Trevelin is a town in the Patagonian Argentine province of Chubut. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Los Alerces and then see the interesting displays at Museo Molino Nant Fach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Trevelin planner .

You can drive from Las Lenas to Trevelin in 16 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Trevelin

Wildlife Museums Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Los Alerces
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Parque Nacional Los Alerces ©
Parque Nacional Los Alerces
Museo Molino Nant Fach ©
Museo Molino Nant Fach

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, walk around Parque Nahuelito, don't miss a visit to Centro Civico, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Trevelin to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Trails
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

2
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.
On the 31st (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, then explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and then get outside with Enjoy!.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read El Calafate trip app .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. January in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the activities along Canal Beagle and then explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Isla Bridges, then hike along Glacier Martial, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia journey builder app .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ushuaia, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tigre.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

1
night
Tigre

Tigre ©
Teeming with weekend visitors and day-trippers from the national capital, Tigre and its lush nature offer a range of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): head outdoors with Delta El Tigre, stop by La Boutique Del Libro, and then head outdoors with Alto Valle Parapente.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tigre trip itinerary builder website .

Do a combination of flight and train from Puerto Madryn to Tigre in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Tigre

Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

La Boutique Del Libro, Alto Valle Parapente
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Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
La Boutique Del Libro ©
La Boutique Del Libro
Alto Valle Parapente ©
Alto Valle Parapente

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires itinerary planner .

Drive from Tigre to Buenos Aires in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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