41 days in Argentina & Patagonia Itinerary

41 days in Argentina & Patagonia Itinerary

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41 days in Argentina & Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Paphos
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Iguazu National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Salta
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mendoza
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
6
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
7
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
10
Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Buenos Aires
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: Paphos


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Wanda Mines, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Paphos, Cyprus to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Paphos to Iguazu National Park. Traveling from Paphos in August, expect Iguazu National Park to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

4
nights
Salta

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Change things up with these side-trips from Salta: San Salvador de Jujuy (Lola Mora & Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, and contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent.

To find reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Salta itinerary planner .

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Salta in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in August, Salta is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

San Salvador de Jujuy
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Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

4
nights
Mendoza

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Step out of Mendoza with an excursion to Valle de Uco in Tupungato--about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: walk around Parque General San Martin, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salta in August, expect nights in Mendoza to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Parks

Side Trips

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, Valle de Uco
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Food Tours
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua

3
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Del Che Guevara (in Alta Gracia) and Granja Jazmin de Luna (in Tanti). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, make a trip to Plaza San Martin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cordoba trip simple and quick.

Getting from Mendoza to Cordoba by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in September, you will find days in Cordoba are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granja Jazmin de Luna, Museo Del Che Guevara
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Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

4
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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and get impressive views of Ventisquero Negro.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

You can fly from Cordoba to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
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.
On the 9th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get outside with Patagonia Magica, and see the interesting displays at Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

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

3
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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, stop by Vellon Negro, take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier, and see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate holiday builder site .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. September in El Calafate sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. September in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

4
nights
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia trip maker app .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ushuaia when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in September, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

4
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Doradillo.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Puerto Madryn road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

6
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel route planner.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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