30 days in Argentina, Futaleufu & Pinhao Itinerary

30 days in Argentina, Futaleufu & Pinhao Itinerary

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30 days in Argentina, Futaleufu & Pinhao Itinerary

Start: Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Fly:  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
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 Delta El Tigre and Temaiken Biopark. Visiting Horseback Riding Tours and Pileta Parque Norte will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to La Plata (Planetario Ciudad de La Plata, Museo de La Plata, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire all the interesting features of Estadio Monumental De River Plate, don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip maker site .

Ponta Grossa, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Ponta Grossa, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glaciar Martial and Lago Roca. Visiting Ushuaia Bay and Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego will get you outdoors. Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough 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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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
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 discover tucked-away gems like Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Hoya del Chingue. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda. On the 13th (Thu), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. There's lots more to do: get outside with Enjoy!, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, appreciate the history behind Plazoleta Heroes de Malvinas, and learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in El Calafate are 3°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough 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
Kayaking & Canoeing

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): hike along Piedra del Aguila and then make a trip to Futaleufu. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Laguna Espejo, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then trek along Cerro La Bandera, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Futaleufu online vacation planner .

You can drive from El Calafate to Futaleufu in 16 hours. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from El Calafate in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Futaleufu, with highs around 9°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. 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.
Visiting Refugio Neumeyer and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cerro Lopez and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche attractions planner.

Getting from Futaleufu to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Futaleufu in June, San Carlos de Bariloche is slightly colder at night with lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Adventure
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
River Rafting & Tubing

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.
Get in touch with nature at Los Pingos Horse Riding and Puente del Inca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valle de Uco and El Camino de las 365 Curvas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Reserva Natural Villavicencio (in Las Heras) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). On the 26th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Make the 27th (Thu) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, admire the local landmark of Fuente de los Continentes, and stroll around Parque General San Martin.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mendoza trip builder site .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 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 up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Pinhao.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

few
hours
Pinhao, Brazil

Pinhao ©
On the 30th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botanico de Faxinal do Ceu.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pinhao travel route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mendoza to Pinhao. Traveling from Mendoza to Pinhao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to 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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