36 days in Argentina Itinerary

36 days in Argentina Itinerary

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36 days in Argentina Itinerary

Santiago
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Salta
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
Province of Jujuy
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Mar del Plata
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
Cordoba
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
El Chalten
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
El Calafate
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
Buenos Aires
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Montevideo

2
days
Salta

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent, get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva del Huaico.

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Santiago, Chile to Salta is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Santiago to Salta, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in November, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Horseback Riding Tours, Reserva del Huaico
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Salta Cabildo ©
Salta Cabildo

1
day
Province of Jujuy

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Cerro Morado, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, and then explore the striking landscape at The Hill of Seven Colors.

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You can take a bus from Salta to Province of Jujuy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Salta in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Province of Jujuy. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima
Cerro Morado ©
Cerro Morado

3
days
Mendoza

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Winery La Abeja and Bodega DiamAndes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Millanti Viajes and Oceanica Diving. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mendoza: Monasterio del Cristo Orante (in Tupungato), San Rafael (Museo Historico Militar, Bodega Murville, & more) and Bodega Monteviejo (in Vista Flores).

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Province of Jujuy to Mendoza takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In November, Mendoza is a bit cooler than Province of Jujuy - with highs of 31°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Mendoza

#Wineries, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

San Rafael, Monasterio del Cristo Orante, Bodega Monteviejo
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Bodega DiamAndes ©
Bodega DiamAndes
Winery La Abeja ©
Winery La Abeja
Bodega Monteviejo ©
Bodega Monteviejo

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo and Catedral de los Santos Pedro y Cecilia. Escape the urban bustle at Playa Varese and Reserva de Lobos Marinos. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Chica, ponder the world of politics at Museo Casa sobre el Arroyo - Casa del Puente, admire the striking features of Torreon del Monje, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cerveceria Antares.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mar del Plata vacation planner .

Getting from Mendoza to Mar del Plata by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Mendoza, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mar del Plata, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Cordoba.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Playas de Chapadmalal ©
Playas de Chapadmalal

1
day
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the galleries of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and then contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor.

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Getting from Mar del Plata to Cordoba by combination of flight and bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mar del Plata in December, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Cordoba

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

3
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Fishing Charters & Tours. Get outdoors at Playa Bonita and Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla San Eduardo.

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You can fly from Cordoba to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, San Carlos de Bariloche is cooler at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to El Chalten.

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#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Laguna Torre and Glaciar Piedras Blancas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas and Lago del Desierto. On the 7th (Fri), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Cerro Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Chalten planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center and Av del Libertador. Visiting Intendencia Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Parque Nacional Los Glaciares will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserve, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus.

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Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in El Calafate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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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 in touch with nature at Lago Roca and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ushuaia Bay and Playa Larga. And it doesn't end there: step off the mainland to explore Isla de Los Pajaros, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda, and make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip builder website .

Fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from El Calafate in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
days
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll get in some beach time at Punta Pardelas and Reserva Natural Isla de los Pajaros. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and The Town of Gaiman. Venture out of the city with trips to Caleta Valdes (in Puerto Piramides) and Playa Union (in Puerto Rawson). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, examine the collection at Museo de Gemas, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Madryn when traveling from Ushuaia in December, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Piramides, Playa Union, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Punta Pardelas ©
Punta Pardelas
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Parque 3 de Febrero and Puerto Madero. Get some historical perspective at San Telmo and La Boca. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, contemplate the long history of Recoleta, and don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Madryn in December: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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