18 days in Argentina Itinerary

18 days in Argentina Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Dusseldorf
Fly:  22​h
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
Province of Jujuy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Maipu
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
El Chalten
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  27​h
End: Dusseldorf

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.
On the 15th (Wed), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then hit the slopes at Piedras Blancas. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla San Eduardo.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche road trip app .

Dusseldorf, Germany to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Dusseldorf in August, things will get colder in San Carlos de Bariloche: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Province of Jujuy.

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River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

2
days
Province of Jujuy

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Morado, take a memorable drive along Quebrada de Humahuaca, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally make a trip to Algarrobo Historico. On your second day here, stroll through Paseo de los Colorados and then take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Province of Jujuy trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to Province of Jujuy takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in August, expect nights in Province of Jujuy to be a bit warmer, around 9°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Maipu.

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Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors

2
days
Maipu

Maipu ©
Hedonists should not miss including a Maipu trip to their itinerary when in Mendoza.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Carinae Vinedos & Bodega, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, and then appreciate the views at Potrerillos Dam. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at RJ Vinedos, do a tasting at Bodega Catena Zapata, then learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery, and finally do a tasting at Bodegas Chandon.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Maipu trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Province of Jujuy to Maipu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In August, Maipu is slightly colder than Province of Jujuy - with highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Maipu

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Side Trips

Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Potrerillos Dam
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Bodega Catena Zapata ©
Bodega Catena Zapata
Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

3
days
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Take a break from the city and head to Loberia de Punta Loma and Playa El Doradillo. There's lots more to do: stroll through Ecocentro, get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip planning tool .

You can fly from Maipu to Puerto Madryn in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

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Loberia de Punta Loma ©
Loberia de Punta Loma
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, then pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca, then don't miss a visit to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, and then head off the coast to Isla de Los Pajaros.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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Side Trip

Tierra del Fuego National Park
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Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Isla de Los Pajaros ©
Isla de Los Pajaros

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Laguna Torre and Salto El Chorrillo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Laguna Capri and Glaciar Huemul. The adventure continues: stroll through Laguna de los Tres, look for all kinds of wild species at Los Huemules, trek along Paso de Viento, and explore and take pictures at Mirador del Torre.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

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Side Trips

Lago Del Desierto, Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

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