30 days in Buenos Aires, El Calafate & El Chalten Itinerary

30 days in Buenos Aires, El Calafate & El Chalten Itinerary

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30 days in Buenos Aires, El Calafate & El Chalten Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
1
Buenos Aires
— 25 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
El Calafate
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h
3
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Buenos Aires

25
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 out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: Lujan (Plaza Colon, ZOO Lujan, &more), San Antonio de Areco (Museo Gauchesco y Parque Criollo Ricardo Guiraldes & Parroquia San Antonio de Padua) and La Plata (Museo de La Plata & Catedral de la Plata). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major aiports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lujan, Tigre, La Plata, Avellaneda, San Antonio de Areco
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Buenos Aires to El Calafate by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you will find days in El Calafate are colder (15°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Museums Parks Nature
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Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

3
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.
On the 27th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, then admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, then explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and finally explore the activities along Laguna Torre.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online journey planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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