30 days in Argentina Itinerary

30 days in Argentina Itinerary

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30 days in Argentina Itinerary

Sao Paulo
Fly:  8​h 15​min
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
Mar del Plata
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Sao Paulo

2
days
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 your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Plaza Sarmiento, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Catritre, and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Sao Paulo in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in San Martin de los Andes: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 39°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Catritre ©
Playa Catritre

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Playa Bonita. On the 30th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's lots more to do: trek along Circuito Chico, see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing planner .

You can take a bus from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from San Martin de los Andes in December, things will get much colder in San Carlos de Bariloche: highs are around 23°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stop by Marcopolo Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Cerro Fitz Roy.

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You can 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. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas ©

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park driving holiday planning app .

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 January in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

2
days
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 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino and then don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserve and then head outdoors with Enjoy!.

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Traveling by shuttle from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In January in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Laguna Nimez Reserve ©
Laguna Nimez Reserve

3
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.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego and Playa Larga. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, stroll through Ushuaia Bay, and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia sightseeing planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in January, Ushuaia is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

3
days
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa El Doradillo and Costas de Patagonia. Take a break from Puerto Madryn with a short trip to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo National Reserve and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn travel planner .

You can 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. When traveling from Ushuaia in January, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Puerto Madryn: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

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Side Trips

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

4
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Museo de los Ninos. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Madero and Palermo. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, wander the streets of San Telmo, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Madryn in January, Buenos Aires is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Iguazu National Park.

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

0
days
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.
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Getting from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 24°C. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

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Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez

6
days
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.
Get outdoors at Valeria del Mar Beach and Playa Varese. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Puerto de Mar del Plata. Get out of town with these interesting Mar del Plata side-trips: Playa De Pinamar (in Pinamar), Balneario Medanos (in Miramar) and Sandboard mar azul (in Villa Gesell). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at La Perla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Torreon del Monje, and don't miss a visit to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata trip tool .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Mar del Plata by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Iguazu National Park in January; daily highs in Mar del Plata reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

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Side Trips

Balneario Medanos, Valeria del Mar Beach, Sandboard mar azul, Playa De Pinamar
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Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
La Perla ©
La Perla
Playa De Pinamar ©
Playa De Pinamar

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