16 days in Argentina & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

16 days in Argentina & Foz do Iguacu Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero and then take a stroll through Palermo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll around Bosques de Palermo, pause for some photo ops at Floralis Generica, then admire the striking features of Palacio Barolo, then take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires visit site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in October, with highs in Buenos Aires at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 26th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Doradillo, then take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and finally gain insight at Ecocentro. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peninsula Valdes.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
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Ushuaia, Argentina

— 1 night

End of the World

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.
On the 28th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:
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El Calafate, Argentina

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Fri), browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos, then explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and then wander the streets of Avenida Libertador.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Mendoza.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Shopping
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Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Maipu (Bodega CarinaE & Casa El Enemigo). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Bodega Budeguer, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and walk around Parque General San Martin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mendoza attractions website.

Getting from El Calafate to Mendoza by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in October, expect nights in Mendoza to be somewhat warmer, around 13°C, while days are warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to fly to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 1 night
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 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mendoza to Iguazu National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Foz do Iguacu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks · Nature
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Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

— 3 nights

Land of the Waterfalls

A gateway to the world-renowned Iguacu Falls, which spectacularly divide Brazil and Argentina, the modern, high-rise city of Foz do Iguacu can't help but play second fiddle to the natural wonder in its vicinity.
Foz do Iguacu is known for nature, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the resident critters at Parque das Aves Bird Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddhist Temple, try your luck at Jockey Sport Bar, and admire the engineering at Itaipu Dam.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Foz do Iguacu using our trip planner.

You can drive from Iguazu National Park to Foz do Iguacu in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Foz do Iguacu are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Foz do Iguacu

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Fun & Games · Nature
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 1 night

Queen of La Plata

Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Puerto Madero, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Foz do Iguacu to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Foz do Iguacu in November, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.