29 days in Argentina Itinerary

29 days in Argentina Itinerary

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29 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
8
Mendoza
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
10
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

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, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, wander the streets of San Telmo, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires vacation maker website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Buenos Aires is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Argentine Time is minus 6 hours. November in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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.
On the 4th (Wed), engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip planning app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

3
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.
Spend the 6th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs, and have fun at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

3
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.
Los Glaciares National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park travel app .

Fly from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Glaciares National Park when traveling from Ushuaia in December, with lows around 15°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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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.
Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: get outside with Enjoy!, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. In December in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

2
nights
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 15th (Sun): trek along Cerro Fitz Roy. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten tour itinerary planner.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

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

2
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: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, don't miss a visit to Centro Civico, and hike along Circuito Chico.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche vacation builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

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nights
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Maipu (Carinae Vinedos & Bodega & Casa El Enemigo). Dedicate the 21st (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Mendoza vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trip

Maipu
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 23rd (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta vacation maker app .

You can fly from Mendoza to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in December, you will find days in Salta are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Salta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

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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 25th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery 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 traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Salta to Iguazu National Park takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salta in December since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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