17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h 45​min
Cordoba
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Mendoza
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  11​h
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h
End: Toronto

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day
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 14th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia San Francisco.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Salta trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Salta is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Salta is 2 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Toronto in January, with highs in Salta at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

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Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Cripta Jesuitica, make a trip to Plaza San Martin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally get engrossed in the history at UNC Historical Museum - Apple Jesuítica.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba trip maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salta to Cordoba in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in January, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are much colder, around 18°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

5
days
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.
Popular historic sites such as San Telmo and La Boca are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buenos Aires Latin American Art Museum (MALBA) and Catedral Metropolitana. Take a break from Buenos Aires with a short trip to Catedral de la Plata in La Plata, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, shop like a local with Recoleta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Museo Caminito.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cordoba to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in January, plan for warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Catedral de la Plata
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San Telmo ©
San Telmo
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

2
days
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
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 22nd (Mon): get outside with Oceanica Diving and then admire the engineering at Los Reyunos Dam. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Plaza San Martin, see the interesting displays at Museo Ferroviario, then do a tasting at Winery La Abeja, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Valentin Bianchi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Mendoza by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around 37°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Mendoza

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San Rafael
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Los Reyunos Dam ©
Los Reyunos Dam
Winery La Abeja ©
Winery La Abeja
Plaza San Martin ©
Plaza San Martin

2
days
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 25th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Salto El Chorrillo, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then explore and take pictures at Road to El Chalten.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Chalten vacation planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to El Chalten in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park day trip planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park in 6 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

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