16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: San Jose
Fly:  16​h
1
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
2
El Chalten
— 4 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Jose

3
nights
Ushuaia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lago Roca and Ushuaia Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Laguna Esmeralda. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Pajaros and appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas.

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San Jose, Costa Rica to Ushuaia is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Jose to Ushuaia. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from San Jose in December, with highs in Ushuaia at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

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

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Salto El Chorrillo and Laguna Torre. Escape the urban bustle at Laguna de los Tres and Laguna Capri. On the 26th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Cerro Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, trek along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, and stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten travel route website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa El Doradillo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Loberia de Punta Loma and Ecocentro. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Puerto Madryn, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Loberia de Punta Loma ©
Loberia de Punta Loma
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Puerto Madero and El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, and contemplate the long history of Recoleta.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires journey planning app .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Madryn in January, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Shopping, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Palermo ©
Palermo
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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