30 days in Argentina, Futaleufu & Pinhao Itinerary

30 days in Argentina, Futaleufu & Pinhao Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Drive:  15 h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
Drive:  13 h
4
Futaleufu, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 15 min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
6
Mendoza, Argentina
— 6 nights
Drive:  19 h 30 min
7
Pinhao, Brazil
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Ponta Grossa, Brazil

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Museo de La Plata. Visiting Parque 3 de Febrero and Pileta Parque Norte will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Temaiken Biopark (in Belen de Escobar), Delta El Tigre (in Tigre) and La Plata (Planetario Ciudad de La Plata & Plaza Moreno). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, catch a live event at Estadio Monumental De River Plate, and admire the natural beauty at Rosedal De Palermo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Ponta Grossa, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 21- hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Ponta Grossa in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

La Plata, Temaiken Biopark, Delta El Tigre
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Get outdoors at Glaciar Martial and Tierra del Fuego National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ushuaia Bay and Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo. Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, about 36 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Glaciar Martial
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Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

5
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Hoya del Chingue. And it doesn't end there: join in the after-dark buzz at Patagonia Profunda, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, take a stroll through Avenida Libertador, and appreciate the history behind Plazoleta Heroes de Malvinas.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planning site.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. June in El Calafate sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Futaleufu.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno ©
Patagonia Profunda ©
Patagonia Profunda

1
night
Futaleufu, Chile

Futaleufú is a Chilean town and commune located in Northern Patagonia, specifically in Palena Province, Los Lagos Region. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Piedra del Aguila and then make a trip to Futaleufu. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Espejo, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then hike along Cerro La Bandera, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Armas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Futaleufu trip planner.

You can drive from El Calafate to Futaleufu in 17.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Futaleufu. When traveling from El Calafate in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Futaleufu: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Futaleufu

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Piedra del Aguila ©
Piedra del Aguila
Laguna Espejo ©
Laguna Espejo

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Parque Nahuelito. Visiting Sendero de los Arrayanes and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, head outdoors with Cerro Lopez, and revel in the low prices at Chocolate Patagonico.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

You can drive from Futaleufu to San Carlos de Bariloche in 6 hours. Traveling from Futaleufu to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in San Carlos de Bariloche when traveling from Futaleufu in June, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

6
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Escape the urban bustle at Los Pingos Horse Riding and El Camino de las 365 Curvas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Food Tours and Puente del Inca. Get out of town with these interesting Mendoza side-trips: Valle de Uco (in Tupungato), Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Reserva Natural Villavicencio (in Las Heras). Make the 27th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and admire the landmark architecture of Colegio Nacional Agustin Alvarez.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mendoza trip maker.

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, with highs in Mendoza at 19°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pinhao.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Las Heras, Valle de Uco, Puente del Inca, Casa El Enemigo
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El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas

few
hours
Pinhao, Brazil

Pinhao ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico de Faxinal do Ceu.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pinhao trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Mendoza to Pinhao takes 28 hours. Traveling from Mendoza to Pinhao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pinhao

Parks
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Jardim Botanico de Faxinal do Ceu ©
Jardim Botanico de Faxinal do Ceu

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