15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
subway + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
3
El Chalten
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly + subway:  28​h
End: San Francisco

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Faro Querandi. Get outdoors at Playa Varese and Balneario Medanos. Explore Mar del Plata's surroundings by going to Sandboard mar azul (in Villa Gesell) and Juan Manuel Fangio"s Museum (in Balcarce). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Punta Mogotes and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gruta de Lourdes.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mar del Plata online trip builder .

San Francisco, USA to Mar del Plata is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Mar del Plata is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Mar del Plata reach 79°F and lows reach 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Gesell, Juan Manuel Fangio Museum, Balneario Medanos
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Punta Mogotes ©
Punta Mogotes
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Lago Roca. Step off the beaten path and head to Isla de Los Pajaros and Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. The adventure continues: stroll through Ushuaia Bay and examine the collection at CASA BEBAN.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia online route maker .

You can fly from Mar del Plata to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mar del Plata in January, you will find days in Ushuaia are cooler (55°F), and nights are a bit cooler (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas and Laguna Torre. Get outdoors at Laguna de los Tres and Salto El Chorrillo. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and cruise along Road to El Chalten.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read El Chalten online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ushuaia to El Chalten by combination of flight and bus takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Road to El Chalten ©
Road to El Chalten
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

2
nights
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 (Mon): savor the flavors at Chocolates Rapanui. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Kayaking & Canoeing

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