11 days in Argentina Itinerary

11 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
— 2 nights


Buenos Aires — 3 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cemiterio de Recoleta and Casa Rosada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Puerto Madero and Recoleta. Step out of Buenos Aires to go to La Plata and see Catedral de la Plata, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online trip itinerary planner.

Athens, Greece to Buenos Aires is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Athens to Buenos Aires. In December, Buenos Aires is much hotter than Athens - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

El Chalten — 2 nights

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 6th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then admire all the interesting features of Road to El Chalten. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Mirador del Torre, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and then hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to El Chalten in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche — 2 nights

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 8th (Thu): trek along Refugio Frey, take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): trek along Circuito Chico, then admire the sheer force of Cascada de los Duendes, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Cordoba.
Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Cordoba — 2 nights

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the galleries of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December since evenings lows in Cordoba dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums

Argentina travel guide

Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.