Argentina Itineraries

The following Argentina itineraries will take you to every corner of the country, via both well-known sights and less visited ones, from the crashing Patagonia glaciers to off-the-beaten-track villages. Given the size of the country and the cost of internal flights, don’t worry if you can’t complete the list – just visiting some will give you a good flavor of what Argentina has to offer.

Itinerary tips from Anahi: your Argentina Travel Expert

"Crafting an itinerary in Argentina transcends mere travel planning—it unfolds as an immersive cultural odyssey," emphasizes our Argentine travel expert, Anahi. Recognizing the indispensable role of a meticulously tailored itinerary in Argentina, a country adorned with diverse landscapes and cultural richness, becomes paramount. 

Argentina weaves a tapestry of traditional customs, awe-inspiring panoramas, and deeply ingrained cultural experiences. From the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires to the pristine glaciers of Patagonia, each locale beckons with distinct allure and offerings. A personalized itinerary guarantees a holistic introduction to the distinctive facets and cultural marvels that render Argentina an extraordinary destination.

Armed with a trove of experience and profound local insights, I am adept at guiding you through the intricacies of curating the perfect Argentine adventure. Whether your curiosity leans towards unraveling historical enigmas, savoring the dynamic local gastronomy, or uncovering hidden gems in both bustling urban hubs and secluded natural wonders, a meticulously designed itinerary ensures a seamless and gratifying expedition.

We will work together to design a trip tailored to your preferences, pace, and personality to make your stay in Argentina a truly unforgettable experience.

San Telmo neighborhood buildings and San Pedro Telmo Church - Buenos Aires, Argentina © Diego Grandi/Shutterstock

San Telmo neighborhood and San Pedro Telmo Church - Buenos Aires, Argentina © Diego Grandi/Shutterstock

If you are planning your travel to Argentina yourself, use these itineraries created by our travel writers as a starting point for inspiration.

For more inspiration, check our itineraries by duration: 7 days - 10 days - 14 days

7 day Argentina itinerary

Explore Argentina on an unforgettable 7-day journey through Argentina's diverse landscapes. Start in Buenos Aires, the vibrant capital city, where you'll experience its rich culture and history. Spend your days here enjoying tango shows and local cuisine. 

Then head to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina's wine country, for a day of fine wine tasting and tours of picturesque vineyards. Then head to the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, where you'll spend time admiring this natural wonder from multiple vantage points. 

Your journey continues to the charming town of Bariloche, nestled in the Andes. Enjoy the local atmosphere while engaging in activities such as hiking and kayaking against a backdrop of stunning mountain and lake scenery. 

Conclude your Argentine adventure by returning to Buenos Aires for a final night to reflect on a week filled with unforgettable experiences and diverse landscapes.


Catedral y Cabildo de Cordoba, Argentina

10 day Argentina itinerary

For a more in-depth exploration, hop on a 10-day adventure through Argentina's diverse wonders. Start with a two-day stay in Buenos Aires to immerse yourself in its vibrant culture and history. Fly to the wine country of Mendoza and days exploring vineyards and tasting local wines. 

Then take a full-day excursion to the Iguazu Falls to witness their awe-inspiring spectacle. Head south to El Calafate for two days to admire the majestic Perito Moreno Glacier. Continue to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, and spend two days exploring its unique landscapes and wildlife. 

Finally, fly back to Buenos Aires and spend your final day revisiting your favorite places or discovering new ones. This journey combines urban attractions, natural wonders and unique regional experiences showcasing the best of Argentina.


Lake Belgrano, Perito Moreno, Patagonia, Argentina @ Shutterstock

14 day Argentina itinerary

Embrace the cultural and natural treasures on a fascinating 14-day journey through Argentina. Start with three days in Buenos Aires, exploring its historic neighborhoods and lively tango scene. 

Fly to Salta and spend two days in this colonial city with a day trip to the stunning Salinas Grandes salt plateau. Then head to Mendoza for two days of fine wine tasting in Argentina's premier wine region. Head to Bariloche and spend three days among the Andes enjoying hiking and Patagonian cuisine. 

Head south to El Calafate for two days of admiring the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier. Finish your adventure in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, with a two-day exploration of the unique landscapes of Tierra del Fuego. This itinerary offers a rich array of experiences, from urban sophistication to breathtaking natural beauty.

Quebrada de Humahuaca and the colorful mountains, Salta - Argentina ©  Gonzalo Buzonni/Shutterstock

Quebrada de Humahuaca and the colorful mountains, Salta - Argentina ©  Gonzalo Buzonni/Shutterstock

Wonders of Nature Argentina itinerary

Explore the diverse wonders of Argentina's landscapes, from the rich waters of Península Valdés in northern Patagonia, where whales, seals, and sea lions thrive, to Punta Tombo, home to South America's largest penguin colony, surrounded by guanacos and armadillos. 

At the southernmost tip lies Ushuaia, nestled on the Beagle Channel, offering encounters with birds, sea lions, and giant crabs, serving as a gateway to Tierra del Fuego National Park. Journey to Glaciar Perito Moreno, a mesmerizing spectacle where colossal chunks of blue ice calve into the city-sized glacier. 

Fitz Roy, in Los Glaciares National Park, boasts Argentina's finest trekking amidst jagged peaks and turquoise lakes. Head northwest to Quebrada de Humahuaca, a vibrant display of multicolored pinnacles and strata. 

Experience the breathtaking Iguazú waterfalls near the Brazilian border, a stark contrast to southern glaciers. Conclude your adventure with the lush Delta, a verdant riverine community on Buenos Aires' doorstep, offering a serene end to an exploration of Argentina's natural wonders.

Iguazu Waterfall, Argentina © sharptoyou/Shutterstock

Iguazu Waterfall, Argentina - Shutterstock

Ruta 40 Argentina itinerary

Take an epic adventure along Argentina's legendary Ruta 40 highway, akin to the legendary Route 66 in the United States. Stretching from Patagonia to Bolivia, this 5,224 km long highway is the subject of songs, books, and road trip dreams. The journey takes six weeks to complete. 

The road begins in Cabo Virgenes at the Strait of Magellan, where a lighthouse marks the start of the scenic route through the windswept Patagonian steppe. Splurge on comfort at Estancia Lagos del Furioso in Santa Cruz, where stunning views and great fishing await. Bariloche, the gateway to Nahuel Huapi Park, boasts alpine landscapes, mountain lakes, and ancient trees.

La Payunia in the province of Mendoza beckons with its remote beauty of pink lava, ebony gorges, and lagoons with flamingos. Laguna Diamante near the Maipo volcano, although difficult to access, rewards adventurers with its crystalline beauty.

Cuesta de Miranda in La Rioja province offers winding roads through multicolored mountains, while Belén in Catamarca showcases the charm of the highlands and ancient weaving traditions.

Finally, Salinas Grandes, surrounded by mountains, invites travelers to see the white salt flats and observe llamas and vicuñas. This journey promises a tapestry of landscapes, cultures, and experiences on Argentina's legendary Ruta 40 highway.

Wineyard in Bodega Mendoza, Argentina

Wineyard in Bodega Mendoza, Argentina

Wine and dine in Argentina itinerary

Discover the culinary delights of Argentina, a country renowned for its quality food and drink, over a two to three-week tour. Start in Buenos Aires, the capital, known for its cosmopolitan array of restaurants offering inventive and reasonably priced cuisine

Venture into the Pampas, where you can stay at an estancia and savor some of the best barbecued beef, right from its source in the fertile heartland. Mendoza beckons with its bodegas, where you can spend your days and nights tasting fine malbec wines against the backdrop of the snow-capped Andes. 

In Salta, immerse yourself in the distinctive northwestern cuisine, including classic empanadas and locro stew. Visit Estancia Santa Inés in verdant Misiones, set among mate plantations, to enjoy this tea-like beverage and delicious local food. 

Conclude your culinary journey in Rosario, a vibrant and stylish city by the Río Paraná, perfect for dining on local river fish like dorado, boga, and surubí. This tour offers a taste of Argentina's rich and varied gastronomic landscape.

Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Tigre, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The best time for Argentina holiday

The best time for a holiday in Argentina varies depending on the region and the activities you are interested in. Generally, the most favorable period lasts from October to April, coinciding with spring and summer in the Southern Hemisphere. During these months, the weather is warm and pleasant, ideal for exploring the diverse landscapes and outdoor activities for which Argentina is famous.

October-December, Argentina's springtime, is ideal for visiting Buenos Aires with its blooming jacarandas and vibrant cultural events. Patagonia is best from November through early March, with ideal conditions for hiking and sightseeing in majestic national parks. The beaches of Mar del Plata and the Atlantic coast are most attractive from December to February, with plenty of sun-seekers and lively beach activities.

Wine lovers should visit Mendoza in March and April, during the harvest season, when the vineyards are in full swing and the scenery is breathtaking. These months are also the months to witness the stunning fall colors in the Lake District near Bariloche.

All in all, Argentina's diverse regions and attractions make it a year-round destination, but the October to April period guarantees an enjoyable experience for most travelers, whether you're in urban centers or exploring natural wonders.

Zara Sekhavati

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Zara Sekhavati

updated 25.01.2024

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