35 days in Argentina Itinerary

35 days in Argentina Itinerary

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35 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
2
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Salta
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
El Calafate
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
7
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
8
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Madrid

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia. Take a break from the city and head to La Perla and Playa De Pinamar. Go for a jaunt from Mar del Plata to Valeria del Mar to see Valeria del Mar Beach about 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Mogotes, cool off at Playa Varese, make a trip to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, and kick back and relax at Playa Chica.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mar del Plata online vacation planner .

Madrid, Spain to Mar del Plata is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Madrid to Mar del Plata, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Madrid in October; daily highs in Mar del Plata reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa De Pinamar, Valeria del Mar Beach
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La Perla ©
La Perla
Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
Playa De Pinamar ©
Playa De Pinamar

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Mar del Plata to Iguazu National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mar del Plata in October; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Iguazu
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Guiraoga ©
Guiraoga

3
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Get a sense of the local culture at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta and Iglesia San Francisco. Step out of the city life by going to Cerro San Bernardo and Abra de Chorillos. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, take in the awesome beauty at Abra del Condor, and contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Salta day trip planning website .

Getting from Iguazu National Park to Salta by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Iguazu National Park in October: high temperatures in Salta hover around 30°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

2
nights
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. Escape the urban bustle at Playa La Cantera and Ecocentro. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo National Reserve, appreciate the history behind Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, look for gifts at Aquatours buceo, and steep yourself in history at The Town of Gaiman.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip planner.

Fly from Salta to Puerto Madryn in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo National Reserve
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Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Punta Tombo National Reserve ©
Punta Tombo National Reserve
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera

4
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 Laguna Nimez Reserve. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, take a stroll through Av del Libertador, explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read El Calafate road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in El Calafate are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the shuttle to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park day trip tool .

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Fitz Roy and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Laguna Torre, trek along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and get outside with Mirador del Rio de las Vueltas.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for El Chalten using our trip planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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.
Visiting Catedral Alta Patagonis and Cerro Otto will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Colonia Suiza to see Berlina Patagonia Brewery about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche, and see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Berlina Patagonia Brewery
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stroll through Rio Chimehuin, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Catritre, and then stroll through Playa Quila Quina. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, head outdoors with Lago Lacar, and then take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parque 3 de Febrero and Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, take a stroll through Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and have fun and explore at Museo de los Ninos.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from San Martin de los Andes to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

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