9 days in Argentina Itinerary

9 days in Argentina Itinerary

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9 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
El Calafate
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Ushuaia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Iguazu National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Madrid

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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.
On the 10th (Fri), wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, then get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, and finally admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

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Madrid, Spain to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Argentine Time (ART) is minus 4 hours. In January, Buenos Aires is much hotter than Madrid - with highs of 83°F and lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for colder days in El Calafate, with highs around 58°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park trip app .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In January in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

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You can 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. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, Ushuaia is slightly colder at night with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park

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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 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

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Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Iguazu National Park takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ushuaia in January, with highs in Iguazu National Park at 89°F and lows at 69°F. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

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