21 days in Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 5 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 4 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly
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Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to Cape Town

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Buenos Aires — 5 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.
Buenos Aires is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

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Cape Town, South Africa to Buenos Aires is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to Buenos Aires is minus 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Cape Town in December, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

El Calafate — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Estancia Cristina, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate holiday maker site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you will find days in El Calafate are cooler (16°C), and nights are a bit cooler (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.
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El Chalten — 4 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.
El Chalten is known for nature, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Laguna de los Tres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and stroll through Mirador del Torre.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche — 4 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, trek along Circuito Chico, and stop by Evo Sports.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning website.

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 in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park — 2 nights

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 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Iguazu National Park visit planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Argentina travel guide

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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.
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