28 days in Argentina Itinerary

28 days in Argentina Itinerary

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28 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Salta
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
8
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
9
Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
10
Mar del Plata
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: New York City

2
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salta travel planner.

New York City, USA to Salta is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Salta. Traveling from New York City in December, expect Salta to be warmer, temps between 83°F and 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Salta

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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San Bernardo Convent ©
San Bernardo Convent
Plaza 9 de Julio ©
Plaza 9 de Julio

1
night
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 30th (Fri), kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Salta to San Martin de los Andes takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Salta, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in San Martin de los Andes, ranging from highs of 93°F to lows of 93°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Catedral Ski Resort and Cerro Otto. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, stroll through Circuito Chico, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, and take in panoramic vistas at Nahuel Huapi National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche itinerary maker.

Traveling by taxi from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from San Martin de los Andes in December; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 69°F and lows reach 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the El Chalten travel itinerary creator.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Lago Argentino. Spend the 7th (Sat) exploring the interesting area around Estancia Cristina. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park online itinerary creator.

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by La Ultima Bita, examine the collection at Antigua Casa Beban, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, and finally steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ushuaia, with lows of 43°F. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa El Doradillo and Playa La Cantera. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew--about 1 hour away. Spend the 15th (Sun) surrounded by wildlife at Punta Tombo. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia, make a trip to Parque Historico Punta Cuevas, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn custom trip planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and car ferry; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Ushuaia in January: highs in Puerto Madryn hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

6
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at El Ateneo Grand Splendid and Galerias Pacifico. Appreciate the collections at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering around Palermo. On the 19th (Thu), spend a day of history-infused exploration at La Boca. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo, take a stroll through Palermo Soho, look for gifts at Humawaca, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Recoleta.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Madryn in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can fly to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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San Telmo ©
San Telmo
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to La Perla and Playa Varese. We've included these beaches for you: Punta Mogotes and Playa Bristol. When in Mar del Plata, make a side trip to see Balneario Medanos in Miramar, approximately 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia, and admire the landmark architecture of Torreon del Monje.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Mar del Plata trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mar del Plata when traveling from Buenos Aires in January, with lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Balneario Medanos
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Balneario Medanos ©
Balneario Medanos
Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese

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