23 days in Argentina Itinerary

23 days in Argentina Itinerary

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23 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
2
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 3 nights
shuttle:  2​h
4
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
7
Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  14​h
End: Houston

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, trek along Circuito Chico, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and contemplate the geological forces at Cerro Tronador.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning website .

Houston, USA to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, tram, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to San Carlos de Bariloche is 3 hours. Traveling from Houston in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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.
On the 18th (Tue), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Cerro Fitz Roy. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

3
nights
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.
Los Glaciares National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier and trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park online tour planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

3
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.
Spend the 24th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Enjoy!, hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate holiday planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier

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.
Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, Ushuaia is slightly colder than El Calafate - with highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
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 30th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores and then admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park trip 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. In December, Iguazu National Park is warmer than Ushuaia - with highs of 87°F and lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Iguazu
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Guiraoga ©
Guiraoga

5
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.
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, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, shop like a local with Palermo, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 5:
Highlights from your plan
Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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