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3 weeks in Argentina: Our Recommendations

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Blending urban city life with extreme natural wonders, Argentina is full of once-in-a-lifetime adventures. You can spend the day hiking up glaciers, trekking through jungles, or relaxing in a street-side cafe. With three weeks in Argentina, you’ll be able to truly immerse yourself in the culture of this unique country. If you’re looking for the ideal itinerary, check out our recommendations for 17, 21 and 22 days in Argentina here.

17 Days in Argentina: Whales, Penguins, Glaciers & the End of the World

penguins and seals on a boulder with snowcapped mountains in the background
Colonies of king cormorant penguins are a common sight in Beagle Channel
Three towering rock formations against the backdrop of turquoise blue lake
Torres del Paine National Park gets its name from the three rock towers
Perito Moreno Glacier tour is considered most impressive of glacier tours.
Perito Moreno Glacier is a not-to-miss attraction near Viedma Glacier
Buenos Aires is a must visit in Argentina
Buenos Aires is the heart of the complex and chaotic Latin American lifestyle
Day 1 Explore Buenos Aires independently
Day 2 Fly to Trelew and enjoy a drive to Puerto Madryn
Day 3 Excursion to Peninsula Valdes
Day 4 Fly to Ushuaia, free afternoon
Day 5 Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park, afternoon in Beagle Channel
Day 6 Excursion to Fagnano and Escondido Lakes
Day 7 Fly to El Calafate
Day 8 Visit El Chalten for hiking and exploring
Day 9 Free day in El Chalten
Day 10 Drive back to El Calafate
Day 11 Full day tour of Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 12 Guided tour of Estancia Cristina, museum tour and lunch
Day 13 Tour Torres del Paine National Park
Day 14 Free morning, return to El Calafate
Day 15 Fly to Buenos Aires, tango show and dinner
Day 16 City tour of Buenos Aires
Day 17 Head to your next destination

If you have a little less than 3 weeks in Argentina, you can still see some of the country’s most stunning attractions. Start in Buenos Aires and head to Puerto Madryn and Peninsula Valdes for penguin and whale watching. After that, you’ll visit Ushuaia, the southernmost city on the planet. You’ll then make your way to the pristine Fagnano and Escondido Lakes, before flying to El Calafate to see the mesmerizing Perito Moreno Glacier. Before you head home, you’ll spend a few days enjoying tango, traditional cuisine, and culture in lively Buenos Aires. See tour.

21 days in Argentina: Highlights of Argentina

People at a viewing deck built on a river with waterfalls in the background
Besides hiking to the viewing decks, visitors can also take a boat trip to the falls
Pumamarca in Salta
The 'Hill of Seven Colors' is a geological marvel in Jujuy
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, afternoon city tour
Day 2 Free day in Buenos Aires
Day 3 Fly to Puerto Iguazu, half-day excursion to the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls
Day 4 Full day tour of the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls
Day 5 Fly to Salta, half-day tour of Salta
Day 6 Drive to Purmamarca, free afternoon
Day 7 Full day tour of Quebrada de Humahuaca
Day 8 Drive to Cafayate
Day 9 Free morning in Cafayate, drive back to Salta
Day 10 Fly to El Calafate
Day 11 Full day tour of Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 12 Full day tour of Estancia Cristina
Day 13 Drive to El Chalten
Day 14 Free day in El Chalten
Day 15 Free morning in El Chalten, drive back to El Calafate
Day 16 Fly to Ushuaia, tour of Beagle Channel
Day 17 Half-day tour of Tierra del Fuego National Park
Day 18 Full day tour of Fagnano and Escondido Lakes
Day 19 Fly to Buenos Aires
Day 20 Free day in Buenos Aires
Day 21 Head to your next destination

See all the main sights, cities, and attractions on this whirlwind Argentina itinerary for 3 weeks. Your trip starts in Buenos Aires, where you’ll spend a few days before flying to the majestic Iguazu Falls. Afterward, you’ll leave the jungle to trek the mighty Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate.

Next stop is Ushuaia. Nestled on the Beagle Channel, it’s the southernmost city in the entire world. This tour also includes visits to the stunning Tierra del Fuego National Park, Fagnano, and Escondido Lakes. If you’re looking to see the most amazing highlights of Argentina, then this tour is for you. See tour.

22 days in Argentina: From North to South

Magellan Penguins in Punta Tombo
Puerto Madryn, featuring penguins, whales and dolphins, is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise
Bariloche in Argentina
Bariloche is one of Argentina’s most beautiful natural spots
Day 1 Explore Buenos Aires on a city tour
Day 2 Fly to Puerto Madryn
Day 3 Penguin watching in Punta Tombo
Day 4 Whale watching in Valdés Peninsula
Day 5 Fly to Ushuaia
Day 6 Tour Tierra del Fuego National Park
Day 7 Visit Lakes Fagnano and Escondido
Day 8 Fly to El Calafate
Day 9 Tour Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 10 Free day in El Calafate
Day 11 Fly to Bariloche
Day 12 Sailing trip to Puerto Archorena, visit Puerto Quetrihue
Day 13 Free day in Bariloche
Day 14 Fly to Salta
Day 15 Visit the Quebrada Valley
Day 16 Drive to Purmamarca and Humahuaca Gorge
Day 17 Drive to Calchaquíes Valley
Day 18 Fly to Puerto Iguazu
Day 19 Visit Argentinian Iguazu Falls
Day 20 Explore Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, fly to Buenos Aires
Day 21 Free day in Bueno Aires
Day 22 Head to your next destination

Make your way through from the top of Argentina all the way to the bottom on this north to south tour. Starting and ending in Buenos Aires, you’ll also visit Puerto Madryn, Bariloche, Salta, and the Quebrada Valley.

You’ll be able to see some of the country’s most impressive natural landmarks, like the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate and the Iguazu Falls from both the Argentinian and Brazilian borders. Not to mention, you’ll also spend a few days in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. With just three weeks in Argentina, you can cover almost the entire country and its most beautiful towns and natural wonders. See tour.

These comprehensive Argentina tours will show you some of the most amazing sights in South America. But take it from us, 3 weeks in Argentina is hardly enough! As soon as you see the icy glaciers, rugged mountains, and crystal-clear lakes, you’ll want to spend as much time as you can in this magnificent country. If these itineraries have inspired you to plan your own Argentina tour, then connect with one of our travel experts in Argentina. For more Argentina itinerary ideas, check out our guide on ‘How many days to spend in Argentina’.

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