18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  30​h
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Sydney

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): make a trip to Perito Moreno Glacier.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park tour planner .

Sydney, Australia to Los Glaciares National Park is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Argentine Time (ART) is minus 13 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sydney in March: highs in Los Glaciares National Park hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

3
days
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, trails, scenic drive, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, stop by Marcopolo Bookstore, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planner .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

2
days
El Calafate

El Calafate
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 21st (Wed), make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Enjoy! and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate road trip planning website .

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

3
days
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.
Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, see the interesting displays at The End of the World Museum-Museo del Fin del Mundo, make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip builder .

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in March, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Iguazu National Park.

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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
day
Iguazu National Park

Iguazu National Park ©
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 27th (Tue), hike along Sendero Macuco and then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ushuaia to Iguazu National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Ushuaia in March: high temperatures in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C and lows are around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

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Sendero Macuco
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Sendero Macuco ©
Sendero Macuco

4
days
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, museums, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel route planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in March, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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