24 days in Argentina Itinerary

24 days in Argentina Itinerary

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24 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
4
El Chalten
— 1 night
bus:  6​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as San Telmo and Plaza de Mayo are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parque 3 de Febrero and Puerto Madero. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, and get a taste of the local shopping with Palermo.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires day trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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San Telmo ©
San Telmo
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, explore the activities along Playa La Islita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Chimehuin, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, and then take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Rio Chimehuin
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Rio Chimehuin ©
Rio Chimehuin

4
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.
Relax by the water at Playa Bahia Serena and Camping Puerto Arrayan. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Bosque Neon. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, trek along Circuito Chico, take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta del Diablo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche vacation planner.

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Camping Puerto Arrayan
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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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Marcopolo Bookstore, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Torre.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our El Chalten trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park takes 6 hours. In January in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa Larga, then stroll through Ushuaia Bay, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

Plan trip to Ushuaia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia takes 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, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get some cultural insight at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo de Gemas. Take a break from the city and head to Playa El Doradillo and Playa La Cantera. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Museo Pueblo de Luis (in Trelew) and Museo Casa del Poeta (in Gaiman). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo National Reserve and enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip builder website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 inner history buff will appreciate Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Mar del Plata Cathedral. We've included these beaches for you: La Perla and Punta Mogotes. Venture out of the city with trips to Miramar (Balneario Tiburon & Balneario Medanos) and Laguna de Mar Chiquita (in Mar Chiquita). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Playa Varese and make a trip to Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mar del Plata tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Mar del Plata in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Mar del Plata can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Miramar, Laguna de Mar Chiquita
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Laguna de Mar Chiquita ©
Laguna de Mar Chiquita

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