17 days in Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina trip planner

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Mendoza
— 1 night
Fly
2
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive
3
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus
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El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly
7
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
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Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
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9
Mar del Plata
— 1 night
Fly
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
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Mendoza

— 1 night
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 18th (Fri): do a tasting at Bodegas Lopez, learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza online route planner.

New York City, USA to Mendoza is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Mendoza is 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Mendoza to be much hotter, temps between 87°F and 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors · Wineries · Adventure · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 17 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and finally engage your brain at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, then stroll around Parque Nahuelito, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Adventure
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 20:

San Martin de los Andes

— 2 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 21st (Mon), stroll through Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, and then stroll through Cerro Chapelco. On the next day, head outdoors with Lago Lacar, then admire the sheer force of Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, and then explore the activities along Lago Lolog.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes trip website.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Feb 20 — 22:

Villa La Angostura

— 2 nights

Garden of Patagonia

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
On the 23rd (Wed), take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, explore the activities along Rio Correntoso, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Correntoso and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Villa La Angostura trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 24:

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.
On the 25th (Fri), explore the activities along Laguna Torre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, cruise along Road to El Chalten, and then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Villa La Angostura to El Chalten in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 26:

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), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planning tool.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 26 — 27:

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 28th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia day trip website.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in February, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:

Puerto Madryn

— 1 night
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip builder site.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 2:

Mar del Plata

— 1 night

Happy City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museo MAR, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Varese, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta de Lourdes, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mar del Plata driving holiday planner.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Mar del Plata by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Mar del Plata can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 3:

Cordoba

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and then contemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba day trip planning app.

Getting from Mar del Plata to Cordoba by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mar del Plata in March, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:

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.