15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
6
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  29​h
End: Minneapolis


2
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parque 3 de Febrero and Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, explore the galleries of Museo Histórico Nacional del Cabildo y la Revolución de Mayo, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and snap pictures at Puente de la Mujer.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires online holiday builder .

Minneapolis, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Argentine Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in January, things will get warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 83°F and lows about 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

3
nights
Mar del Plata

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
On the 14th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Grande, then kick back and relax at Playa Bristol, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Mogotes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia, kick back and relax at La Perla, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mar del Plata online attractions planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in January since evenings lows in Mar del Plata dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Punta Mogotes ©
Punta Mogotes
Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese

2
nights
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 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, then trek along Circuito Chico, and then take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning tool .

Fly from Mar del Plata to San Carlos de Bariloche in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mar del Plata in January, San Carlos de Bariloche is little chillier at night with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Route of the Seven Lakes, kick back and relax at Playa Catritre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes day trip website .

Take a bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Catritre ©
Playa Catritre

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from San Martin de los Andes to Los Glaciares National Park in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in January, and nighttime lows around 56°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

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You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Trails
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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