20 days in Argentina Itinerary

20 days in Argentina Itinerary

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20 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive:  21​h 30​min
El Chalten
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
El Calafate
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  14​h 45​min
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  26​h
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h
San Carlos de Bariloche
— Few hours
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Puerto Iguazu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Buenos Aires
— Few hours
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
nights
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.
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana, get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, then wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and finally take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires road trip planning website .

Milan, Italy to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Milan to Buenos Aires. Traveling from Milan in December, things will get warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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nights
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 27th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa Bonita, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then look for gifts at VanWynsberghe Chocolats. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Chocolate del Turista, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for a bit cooler days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to El Chalten.

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Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints, then explore the activities along Laguna Torre, and then get great views at Mirador del Torre.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten trip website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Mirador del Torre ©
Mirador del Torre
Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints ©

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, identify plant and animal life at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda, and then experience rural life at Estancia 25 de Mayo. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Av del Libertador, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, stop by La Aldea de los Gnomos, then stop by Puerto de Frutos, and finally stop by Vellon Negro.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Calafate driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ushuaia.

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La Aldea de los Gnomos ©
La Aldea de los Gnomos
Av del Libertador ©
Av del Libertador
Estancia 25 de Mayo ©
Estancia 25 de Mayo

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Lago Roca and Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ushuaia Bay and Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo. Spend the 4th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia online trip itinerary 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 January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ushuaia, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Tierra del Fuego National Park
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 7th (Mon), stop by Aquatours buceo and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo National Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Playa La Cantera and then get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn tour itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo National Reserve
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Punta Tombo National Reserve ©
Punta Tombo National Reserve
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera
The Town of Gaiman ©
The Town of Gaiman

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hours
San Carlos de Bariloche

Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche journey maker site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to San Carlos de Bariloche in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

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Fishing Charters & Tours

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nights
Puerto Iguazu

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, try your luck at Casino Iguazu, then look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores, and finally stop by Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu vacation planning site .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Iguazu in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Puerto Iguazu, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet ©
Capriccio Alfajores & Gourmet
Jardin de los Picaflores ©
Jardin de los Picaflores
Casino Iguazu ©
Casino Iguazu

few
hours
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, stop by Libreria Cuspide, Buenos Aires, then explore the activities along Lagos de Palermo, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria De San Pedro Telmo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip tool .

Getting from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Iguazu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Feria De San Pedro Telmo ©
Feria De San Pedro Telmo
Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar ©

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