29 days in Argentina Itinerary

29 days in Argentina Itinerary

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29 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Cordoba
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 45​min
2
Tandil
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
3
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
8
Cafayate
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Purmamarca
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Get some cultural insight at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus and Museo Estancia Jesuitica y casa del Virrey Liniers. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo Palacio Ferreyra and Paseo de las Artes. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Museo Del Che Guevara (in Alta Gracia), Calamuchita Valley (in Villa General Belgrano) and Camino de las Las 100 Curvas (in Villa Carlos Paz). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, and see the interesting displays at Archivo Provincial de la Memoria.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba road trip site .

New York City, USA to Cordoba is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Cordoba, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in July, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tandil.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Alta Gracia, Calamuchita Valley, Camino de las Las 100 Curvas
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Museo Palacio Ferreyra ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©

1
day
Tandil

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monte Calvario, get to know the fascinating history of Cerro El Centinela, then stroll around Parque Independencia, and finally don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tandil trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cordoba to Tandil in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Tandil, with lows of 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Tandil

Parks Historic Sites
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Monte Calvario ©
Monte Calvario
Cerro El Centinela ©
Cerro El Centinela
Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia

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.
Get some historical perspective at Plaza de Mayo and Recoleta. You'll explore and learn at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Catedral de la Plata in La Plata, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tandil to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tandil in July, Buenos Aires is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

4
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 Casa del Poeta. Escape the urban bustle at Playa La Cantera and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Museo Pueblo de Luis in Trelew--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, and head outdoors with Yellow Submarine.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trelew, Yellow Submarine, Museo Casa del Poeta, Punta Tombo
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Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera
Scuba & Snorkeling
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Glaciar Martial and Lago Roca. Escape the urban bustle at Ushuaia Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia online trip builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 40°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glaciar Martial, Lago Roca
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Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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.
Get outdoors at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Circuito Chico. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Piedras Blancas. On the 30th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in July, San Carlos de Bariloche is little chillier at night with lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
River Rafting & Tubing
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa Quila Quina and Cerro Chapelco. Iglesia San Jose and Museo Casa Koessler are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, get outside with Lago Lacar, and cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

1
night
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes), then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascadas del Rio Colorado. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, then explore the striking landscape at La Garganta del Diablo, and finally explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cafayate trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from San Martin de los Andes to Cafayate in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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2
nights
Purmamarca

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, then take some stellar pictures from Cuesta de Lipan, then explore the striking landscape at Cerro Morado, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Pollera de la Coya. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Paseo de los Colorados, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Purmamarca trip maker .

Drive from Cafayate to Purmamarca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salta.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Cuesta de Lipan ©
Cuesta de Lipan
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima

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 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, admire nature's extreme beauty at Salar del Diablo, then steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, take an in-depth tour of Museo Guemes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, then examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Salta trip itinerary website .

Drive from Purmamarca to Salta in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in August, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Salta

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Museo Guemes ©
Museo Guemes
Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

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