15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
3
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
4
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park online journey maker .

London, UK to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Iguazu National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Iguazu National Park hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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 30th (Mon), stroll through Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find out how to plan a trip to El Calafate, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in December: highs in El Calafate hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Climbing Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy and then trek along Laguna de los Tres. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, then explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Torre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten tour app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

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

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get in touch with nature at Punta Tombo and Ecocentro. Take a break from Puerto Madryn with a short trip to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew, about 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Calle Defensa and La Boca are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Puerto Madero and Casa Rosada. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana, steep yourself in history at Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo, and shop like a local with Palermo.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
La Boca
La Boca

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