12 days in Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia
— 1 night
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El Calafate
— 1 night
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El Chalten
— 1 night
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Perito Moreno
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
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Mendoza
— 1 night
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Puerto Iguazu
— 1 day
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Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online driving holiday planner.

Vienna, Austria to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In January, Buenos Aires is much warmer than Vienna - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
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Ushuaia — 1 night

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.
On the 12th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

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Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect Ushuaia to be much colder, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to El Calafate.
Parks · Nature
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El Calafate — 1 night

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 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and then cast your line with Estancia Cristina.

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

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.
Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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El Chalten — 1 night

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 14th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Chalten tour itinerary website.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Perito Moreno.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trip
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Perito Moreno — 1 night

Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cave of the Hands.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Perito Moreno day trip app.

Getting from El Chalten to Perito Moreno by bus takes about 11 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for San Carlos de Bariloche on the 17th (Mon).
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San Carlos de Bariloche — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then stop by Evo Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche holiday builder website.

Getting from Perito Moreno to San Carlos de Bariloche by bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping
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Mendoza — 1 night

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and then stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Mendoza to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Puerto Iguazu.
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Puerto Iguazu — 1 day

The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
On the 20th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Guiraoga, then stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, and then stop by Puerto Iguazu.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu road trip planning app.

You can fly from Mendoza to Puerto Iguazu in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Buenos Aires.
Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife
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Buenos Aires

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Iguazu in January: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 24°C. You'll set off for home on the 20th (Thu).
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.