43 days in Argentina & Paraguay Itinerary

43 days in Argentina & Paraguay Itinerary

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Fly
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus to San Carlos de Bariloche, Fly to El Calafate
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tigre, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly to Salta, Bus to Cafayate
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Cafayate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus to Cerrillos, Fly to Asuncion
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Asuncion, Paraguay
— 5 nights
Drive
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Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trinidad, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Presidente Franco, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Taxi
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Bus to Foz do Iguacu, Fly to New York City

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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina — 4 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Damonte Outfitters Fly Fishing & Fly Shop, Alma Sur Ecotrips and Rienda Suelta. Bring the kids along to Route of the Seven Lakes and Cascada del Arroyo Grande. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, hit the slopes at Cerro Chapelco, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lacar.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary maker website.

Castro, Chile to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Castro to San Martin de los Andes is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 5 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 45 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, visit Avenida Libertador, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Martin de los Andes to El Calafate takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Cemiterio de Recoleta and Calle Defensa. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, steep yourself in history at Palacio Barolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from El Calafate to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in April, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 61°F at night. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Tigre.
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Tigre, Argentina — 2 nights

Teeming with weekend visitors and day-trippers from the national capital, Tigre and its lush nature offer a range of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to China Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Delta El Tigre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Puerto de Frutos.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tigre road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Buenos Aires to Tigre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Tigre sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cafayate.
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Cafayate, Argentina — 4 nights

Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Go for a jaunt from Cafayate to Amaicha del Valle to see Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza Central, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and admire the sheer force of Cascadas del Rio Colorado.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cafayate day trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tigre to Cafayate takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Asuncion.
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Asuncion, Paraguay — 5 nights

Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion and Costanera de Asuncion. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), explore the wide array of goods at Paseo La Galeria, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping del Sol, and make a trip to Plaza de las Americas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Asuncion travel route app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Cafayate to Asuncion in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cafayate to Asuncion. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in April, and nighttime lows around 66°F. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel to Encarnacion.
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Encarnacion, Paraguay — 2 nights

Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas and then explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion, kick back and relax at San Jose Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Encarnacion holiday maker website.

Drive from Asuncion to Encarnacion in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Trinidad.
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Trinidad, Paraguay — 2 nights

Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Cordillera San Rafael.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Trinidad are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 4 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Iguazu National Park: Wanda Mines (in Wanda) and Lago Urugua-i (in Puerto Libertad). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Iguazu Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Iguazu National Park takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puerto Iguazu.
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina — 3 nights

The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Emporio Gourmet as well as Garganta del Diablo. Kids will appreciate attractions like Puerto Iguazu and Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen del Carmen, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safaris de la Selva.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu trip planner.

Puerto Iguazu is very close to Iguazu National Park. May in Puerto Iguazu sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Presidente Franco.
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Presidente Franco, Paraguay — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Hito Tres Fronteras - Paraguay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Presidente Franco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Iguazu to Presidente Franco takes an hour. May in Presidente Franco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ciudad Del Este.
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Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay — 3 nights

The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like PRESA DE ITAIPU and Snow Park. There's much more to do: get your game on at Museo Planet 3D, buy something for everyone on your list at SAX, and look for gifts at Shopping Del Este Paraguay.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ciudad Del Este trip itinerary planner.

Ciudad Del Este is just a stone's throw from Presidente Franco. In May, daily temperatures in Ciudad Del Este can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
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Argentina travel guide

4.3
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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Paraguay travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Shopping Malls · Gift & Specialty Shops
Heart of South America
Divided in half by its eponymous river, Paraguay is a land of contrasts, especially between its lush eastern region where most of the population lives and the arid west, filled with rustic villages and old Jesuit colonies. Although under Spanish rule for three centuries and with a recent history of dictatorships and wars, Paraguay retained its native Guarani culture, with more than 80 percent of population of indigenous heritage. You'll find plenty of things to do in Paraguay, from touring cosmopolitan cities and quaint Jesuit colonies, to browsing affordable arts and crafts stores and sailing on rivers that crisscross the diverse natural landscape that makes up this landlocked nation.
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