36 days in Argentina & Cuba Itinerary

36 days in Argentina & Cuba Itinerary

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36 days in Argentina & Cuba Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly:  30​h
Trelew, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
Cayo Largo, Cuba
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  9​h
Trinidad, Cuba
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
Varadero, Cuba
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Bucharest, Romania

3
days
Trelew, Argentina

Trelew ©
Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scuba & Snorkeling and Valle de Los Altares. Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Madryn (Aquatours buceo, Playa El Doradillo, & more). There's more to do: browse the exhibits of Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and try your luck at Casino Club Trelew.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Trelew trip maker website .

Bucharest, Romania to Trelew is an approximately 30-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Bucharest to Trelew. Traveling from Bucharest in January, expect Trelew to be much hotter, temps between 33°C and 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Trelew

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

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Puerto Madryn
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Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
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Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

5
days
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lago Roca and Ushuaia Bay. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, explore the activities along Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, and see the interesting displays at CASA BEBAN.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Trelew to Ushuaia with the Route module. Traveling from Trelew in January, expect nights in Ushuaia to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are cooler, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina

5
days
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Intendencia Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, wander the streets of Av del Libertador, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserve, and stop by La Despensa Espacio de Sabores.

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Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in El Calafate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna Capri and Laguna Torre. And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Salto El Chorrillo, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy, don't miss a visit to Viedma Glacier, and cruise along Road to El Chalten.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Salto El Chorrillo ©
Salto El Chorrillo

5
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Carlos de Bariloche: Mirador Lago Traful (in Villa Traful) and Rio Correntoso (in Villa La Angostura). The adventure continues: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Parque Nahuelito, take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cayo Largo.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Mirador Lago Traful, Rio Correntoso
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing

1
day
Cayo Largo, Cuba

Cayo Largo ©
The stress of modern life feels a million miles away when you holiday on Cayo Largo, a small and unspoiled resort island off the coast of Cuba.
On the 5th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Sirena Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Paraiso.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cayo Largo journey maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cayo Largo. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cayo Largo due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February: highs in Cayo Largo hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Trinidad.

Things to do in Cayo Largo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Playa Paraiso ©
Playa Paraiso
Sirena Beach ©
Sirena Beach

4
days
Trinidad, Cuba

Trinidad ©
Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trinidad de Cuba and Parque Jose Marti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trinidad: Che Guevara Mausoleum (in Santa Clara) and Cienfuegos (Palacio de Valle & El Nicho Waterfalls). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Valle de los Ingenios, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Romance Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Yudit Vidal Faife.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Trinidad holiday maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cayo Largo to Trinidad in 9 hours. In February, daytime highs in Trinidad are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Varadero.

Things to do in Trinidad

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Cienfuegos, Parque Guanayara, Che Guevara Mausoleum, Trinidad de Cuba
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Ancon Beach ©
Ancon Beach
Trinidad de Cuba ©
Trinidad de Cuba
Parque Jose Marti ©
Parque Jose Marti

4
days
Varadero, Cuba

Varadero ©
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Varadero Golf Club and Ambrosio Cave. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Coral Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Varadero Street Market, Head underground at Saturno Cave, and stroll through Josone Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Varadero route maker website .

You can drive from Trinidad to Varadero in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varadero

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Cayo Blanco
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Saturno Cave ©
Saturno Cave
Varadero Golf Club ©
Varadero Golf Club
Ambrosio Cave ©
Ambrosio Cave

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