29 days in Argentina Itinerary

29 days in Argentina Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Argentina trip planner

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Train to Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Buenos Aires
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Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salta
— 1 night
Drive
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Cafayate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cachi
— 1 night
Drive
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Salta
— 1 night
Drive
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San Antonio de los Cobres
Drive
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Purmamarca
— 1 night
Drive
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Tilcara
Drive
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Humahuaca
Drive
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Uquia
— 1 night
Drive
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Salta
— 1 night
Fly
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Mendoza
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus
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El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires

— 2 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, shop like a local with Puerto Madero, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires road trip planning website.

Ottawa, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in October, with highs in Buenos Aires at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Iguazu National Park

— 2 nights
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 19th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

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Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in October: highs in Iguazu National Park hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Salta

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Salta itinerary website.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, with highs in Salta at 30°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cafayate.

Things to do in Salta

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 22:

Cafayate

— 2 nights

Tuscany of Argentina

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
On the 23rd (Sun), take in the dramatic natural features at Garganta del Diablo Salta and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cafayate trip planning tool.

Drive from Salta to Cafayate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cachi.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Cachi

— 1 night
Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Valle Encantado and then don't miss a visit to Cachi.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cachi road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cafayate to Cachi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Salta.

Things to do in Cachi

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:
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Salta

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Salta holiday site.

Traveling by car from Cachi to Salta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to San Antonio de los Cobres.

Things to do in Salta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

San Antonio de los Cobres

San Antonio de los Cobres is a small town of population 5,482 in northwestern Argentina. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Viaducto de la polvorilla.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Antonio de los Cobres journey site.

Getting from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Purmamarca.
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Purmamarca

— 1 night
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
On the 27th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at The Hill of Seven Colors.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Purmamarca trip planner.

Drive from San Antonio de los Cobres to Purmamarca in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tilcara.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Tilcara

With evidence of continuous settlement going back several thousand years, Tilcara remains one of the oldest inhabited places in South America.
On the 27th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Dr. Eduardo Casanova.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tilcara trip itinerary maker.

Tilcara is just a stone's throw from Purmamarca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Humahuaca.

Things to do in Tilcara

Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Humahuaca

The largest settlement in the Quebrada de Humahuaca, Humahuaca allows for thorough exploration of the colorful valley that links the high Andean lands and the temperate plains of southeastern South America.
For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Humahuaca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tilcara to Humahuaca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 27th (Thu), you'll travel to Uquia.

Things to do in Humahuaca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Uquia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Quebrada de las Senoritas and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco de Paula.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uquia road trip planner.

Uquia is just a short distance from Humahuaca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Uquia

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Salta

— 1 night

Salta the Beautiful

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Salta day trip planner.

Getting from Uquia to Salta by car takes about 3.5 hours. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Mendoza

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Dedicate the 30th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 31st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, stroll around Parque General San Martin, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

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Traveling by flight from Salta to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Mendoza sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 nights
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, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, stop by Evo Sports, trek along Circuito Chico, and make a trip to Centro Civico.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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El Chalten

— 3 nights
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Laguna de los Tres, take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, and explore the activities along Laguna Torre.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Chalten driving holiday planner.

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

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

El Calafate

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and then see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate day trip planning site.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. November in El Calafate sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

Ushuaia

— 4 nights

End of the World

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 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in November, Ushuaia is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Buenos Aires

— 1 night

Queen of La Plata

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): wander the streets of Calle Defensa and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires holiday planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, things will get warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.