18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina Itinerary

London
Fly:  18​h
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Tandil
— 1 night
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Cordoba
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h
Cafayate
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Stella Maris, then make a trip to Torre Tanque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gruta de Lourdes, and finally contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mar del Plata journey planner .

London, UK to Mar del Plata is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Mar del Plata is minus 3 hours. Traveling from London in January, expect Mar del Plata to be much warmer, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Tandil.

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Mar del Plata Cathedral ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral
Gruta de Lourdes ©
Gruta de Lourdes

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Tandil

Tandil ©
Nestled in the foothills of the nearby mountain range, the town of Tandil offers a solid combination of big-city energy and small-town tranquility.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through Parque Independencia, then don't miss a visit to Lago y Dique del Fuerte, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo Morisco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monte Calvario.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tandil online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Mar del Plata to Tandil in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Tandil are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Parque Independencia ©
Parque Independencia
Castillo Morisco ©
Castillo Morisco
Monte Calvario ©
Monte Calvario

2
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.
Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Estancia Harberton and then don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Tandil to Ushuaia in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Tandil in January, expect nights in Ushuaia to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to El Chalten.

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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Estancia Harberton ©
Estancia Harberton
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read El Chalten journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Salto El Chorrillo ©
Salto El Chorrillo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in El Calafate sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Av del Libertador ©
Av del Libertador

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nahuelito, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla San Eduardo, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez. On the next day, cast your line with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner .

Fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in January, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

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Capilla San Eduardo ©
Capilla San Eduardo
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

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day
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral, and then take an in-depth tour of UNC Historical Museum - Apple Jesuítica.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cordoba travel planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, you will find days in Cordoba are slightly colder (18°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cafayate.

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Iglesia Catedral ©
Iglesia Catedral
Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba ©
Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba

3
days
Cafayate

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Popular historic sites such as Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) and Catedral Nuestra Senora del Rosario are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina and Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate. Change things up with these side-trips from Cafayate: El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) (in Salta) and Museo Jallpha Calchaqui (in San Carlos). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at La Garganta del Diablo, learn about winemaking at Bodega Domingo Molina, admire the sheer force of Cascadas del rio colorado, and examine the collection at Museo Regional y Arqueologico Rodolfo Bravo.

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Do a combination of flight and car from Cordoba to Cafayate in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cafayate

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Museo Jallpha Calchaqui, El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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