17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Salta
— 1 night
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia
— 2 nights
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El Calafate
— 1 night
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
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Mendoza
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Salta

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Salta, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento San Bernardo.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta trip builder website.

Washington, USA to Salta is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Salta is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in February, with highs in Salta at 81°F and lows at 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can fly to Iguazu National Park.

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Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
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 19th (Sat), admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Iguazu National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Iguazu National Park: highs are around 89°F and lows about 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Buenos Aires

— 4 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada, and take a stroll through Calle Defensa.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip website.

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in February, plan for a bit cooler days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 81°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ushuaia.

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Ushuaia

— 2 nights

End of the World

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and then make a trip to Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia day trip site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in February, things will get cooler in Ushuaia: highs are around 55°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
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El Calafate

— 1 night
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 27th (Sun), see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

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El Chalten

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Torre and then trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten road trip planning app.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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San Carlos de Bariloche

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then stop by Evo Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Mendoza

— 2 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and then stroll around Parque General San Martin.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mendoza trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in March, things will get a bit warmer in Mendoza: highs are around 81°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.