13 days in San Rafael, Mendoza & San Juan Itinerary

13 days in San Rafael, Mendoza & San Juan Itinerary

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San Rafael
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Mendoza
— 6 nights
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San Juan
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San Rafael

— 4 nights
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
La Abeja Winery and Laberinto de Borges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Laguna del Diamante and Zipline. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Canon del Atuel, see human ingenuity at work at Embalse Valle Grande, do a tasting at Bodega Familia Camargo, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Rafael day trip planner.

Buenos Aires to San Rafael is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, San Rafael is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

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Mendoza

— 6 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Wine Tours & Tastings and Bodega Matervini are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Parque Provincial Aconcagua and River Rafting & Tubing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Reserva Natural Villavicencio (in Las Heras), Tupungato (Domaine Bousquet, La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip, &more) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, walk around Parque General San Martin, ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

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Getting from San Rafael to Mendoza by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Rafael in February, Mendoza is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to San Juan.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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San Juan

— 2 nights
San Juan acts as a more humble and provincial version of nearby Mendoza, with all the wineries and lush landscape, but less of the hustle, bustle, and international guests.
Provincial Ischigualasto Park has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): get into the urban bustle at Civic Center.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the San Juan road trip planner.

You can drive from Mendoza to San Juan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in San Juan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Juan

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

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