34 days in Argentina & Mexico City Itinerary

34 days in Argentina & Mexico City Itinerary

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1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
3
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
4
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
8
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
9
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
10
Mexico City, Mexico
— 9 nights

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: see Gran Aventura, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, thenhead off the coast to Isla San Martin, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park route builder tool.

Manchester, UK to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Manchester to Iguazu National Park. Traveling from Manchester in December, expect Iguazu National Park to be warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

5
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online journey planner.

Fly 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

2
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 30th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip itinerary site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

3
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

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 1st (Fri) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip builder tool.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

4
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Glaciar Seco). The adventure continues: cast your line with Estancia Cristina, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate vacation planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
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Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, get the adrenaline pumping with Rafting El Chalten, and head outdoors with Patagonia Magica.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the El Chalten day trip app.

You can drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lago Mascardi Viewpoint, thentrek along Circuito Chico, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, thensteep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Legislatura De La Provincia de Cordoba.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Cordoba, with highs around °C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

2
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 14th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Salta driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in January, plan for much warmer days and about the same nights in Salta: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mexico City.

Things to do in Salta

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta ©
Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Salta
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

9
nights
Mexico City, Mexico

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Get out of town with these interesting Mexico City side-trips: Puebla (Museo de Arte Popular Santa Rosa de Lima, Amparo Museum (Museo Amparo), &more) and Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5 (in San Juan Teotihuacan). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, see the interesting displays at Museo Frida Kahlo, get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, and steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mexico City trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Salta to Mexico City in 14 hours. Traveling from Salta to Mexico City, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Salta in January: high temperatures in Mexico City hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Puebla, Zona Arqueológica de Teotihuacan Estacionamiento Puerta 5
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Food Tours
Museo Nacional de Antropologia ©
Museo Nacional de Antropologia
Zocalo
Zocalo

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