13 days in Argentina Itinerary

13 days in Argentina Itinerary

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13 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  18​h
1
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Zurich

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires travel planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Buenos Aires is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Zurich in February, things will get much warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia tour builder site .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in February; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

2
nights
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.
On the 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, then head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate attractions planner.

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. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

1
night
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 21st (Fri), trek along Laguna de los Tres and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

For maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten road trip planner.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Trails Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then stroll around Parque Nahuelito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): stroll through Cerro Otto, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and then trek along Circuito Chico.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. February in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

2
nights
Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park day trip site .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 37°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

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