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7 days in Argentina: Our Recommendations


With rugged, mountainous valleys, cold-water lakes, and steep glacier peaks, Argentina is home to some of the most diverse landscapes on the planet. For those who wonder how many days to spend in Argentina, it is good to know that although 7 days in Argentina is barely enough to scratch the surface of this magnificent country, you can still catch its most famous sights and attractions. If you're looking for Argentina itineraries for 7 days, then you're in the right place — check out our recommendations for 6, 7, and 8-day trips here.

6 Days in Argentina: El Calafate & Ushuaia

A humongous block of glacier on turquoise lake surrounded
Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the few glaciers in the world that is actually growing
Tierra del Fuego
Tierra del Fuego is at the southernmost part of the world and is as wild and fascinating as you can imagine 
Day 1 Arrive in Ushuaia, free afternoon for optional activities
Day 2 Drive to Tierra del Fuego National Park, canoe ride down Lapataia River
Day 3 Sail through the Beagle Channel, visit Les Eclaireurs
Day 4 Fly to El Calafate, free afternoon for optional activities
Day 5 Drive to Perito Moreno Glacier, optional boat trip, or glacier hiking
Day 6 Head to your next destination

This "end of the world" tour will take you to two of Argentina's most stunning cities. You'll start your journey in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. This charming port town is just a stone's throw away from Tierra del Fuego National Park, which is known for its incredibly diverse scenery. After spending a few days by the Beagle Channel, head up towards El Calafate, a land filled with giant, shifting glaciers. This trip is an excellent option for travelers who want to experience Argentina’s Patagonian wilderness. See tour.

7 Days in Argentina: Food and Wine Tour of Buenos Aires & Mendoza

steak dish on a wooden plate with knife and fork on either side
Enjoy many Argentinian dishes, like this steak, while seeing the country
Mendoza in Argentina is a must visit place
Taste fine wine and see spectacular views in Mendoza
Day 1 City tour of Buenos Aires and three-course lunch with wine
Day 2 Visit San Antonio de Arecca, food and cooking tour
Day 3 Gourmet cooking class, dinner, and tango show
Day 4 Fly to Mendoza for wine tasting and dinner
Day 5 Visit Clos de Los 7 Winery and enjoy lunch paired with wine
Day 6 Drive to Lujan de Cuyo for wine tour, tasting and cooking class
Day 7 Drive to Casa El Enemigo and depart from Mendoza Airport

On this mouth-watering food and wine tour, you’ll experience the best Argentinian cuisine and gastronomy. Your trip starts in Buenos Aires, where you’ll spend three days exploring the city’s best landmarks and restaurants. Visit a traditional market in San Antonio de Arecca, cook with a world-renowned Argentine chef, and even watch a live tango show. You’ll then head to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine country. Tour the cellars and sample exquisite wines from some of Argentina’s best wineries. You’ll also have the chance to enhance your skills with a fun and engaging cooking class at Susana Balbo’s Winery. If you’re looking to satisfy your appetite for Argentinian culture and food, then this tour is for you. See tour.

1 Week in Argentina: Luxury Patagonia

Glacier Grey in Torres del Paine
Glacier Grey and the Grey Lagoon as seen on the Torres del Paine trek
Day 1  Arrive in El Calafate and transfer to Nibepo Aike
Day 2  Enjoy Patagonia ranch experience in an estancia
Day 3 Visit the Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 4 Travel to Torres del Paine, stay in South America’s first luxury camp
Day 5 Explore Torres del Paine
Day 6  Continue exploring Torres del Paine
Day 7 Transfer back to El Calafate to end the tour

Immerse yourself in nature with this seven-day luxury tour to Torres del Paine from El Calafate and back and enjoy the stunning scenery and natural features of Patagonia. Visit a traditional ranch in Patagonia and learn more about the history of cattle farming in the region. Go horseback riding or biking amid a stunning mountainous backdrop before heading for a viewpoint that overlooks the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. In Torres del Paine, you will spend your nights in a yurt and spend your days exploring Torres del Paine National Park, Toro Waterfall and Laguna Bonita Lake. See tour.

8 days in Argentina: Culture and Nature

People at a viewing deck built on a river with waterfalls in the background
Besides hiking to the viewing decks at Iguazu, visitors can also take boat trips to the falls
Day 1 Free afternoon in Buenos Aires with optional activities
Day 2 Half-day Buenos Aires tour and tango show in the evening
Day 3 Fly to El Calafate, free afternoon for optional activities
Day 4 Full day Perito Moreno Glacier tour
Day 5 Fly to Puerto Iguazú, free day for hiking or sanctuary visits
Day 6 Drive to Iguazú Falls and witness the falls
Day 7 Drive to the Brazilian side of Iguazú Falls for another viewing. Fly back to Buenos Aires
Day 8 Free day in Buenos Aires, head to your next destination

If you want to experience Argentina's natural beauty but also experience its vibrant city life, then this tour is for you. Start in Argentina's bustling capital, Buenos Aires, where you'll get to watch the tradition of tango dancing. Next, you'll make your way to El Calafate to see the famous glaciers. Your next flight will take you away from the freezing weather to the lush jungle of Puerto Iguazú. After a few days of visiting the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of Iguazú Falls, you'll head back to Buenos Aires to finish up your amazing adventure. See tour.

8 days in Argentina: Fitz Roy Trek & Perito Moreno Glacier

Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia
The hike from El Chaltén to the base of Mount Fitz Roy is chock-full of scenic views and landscapes
Ice Hiking in Perito Moreno Glacier
Ice hiking is the best way to get up close and personal with Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 1 Free afternoon in El Calafate for optional activities
Day 2 Drive to El Chalten to start your two-night, three-day hiking tour
Day 3 Hike to Laguna de los Tres National Park
Day 4 Hike to Cerro Torre trail, return to El Chalten
Day 5 Day hike tour of Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Day 6 Drive to El Calafate, free afternoon for optional activities
Day 7 Drive to Perito Moreno Glacier, optional glacier tours and activities available
Day 8 Head to your next destination

Outdoor enthusiasts will love this Patagonia trekking tour in Argentina. Starting in El Calafate, you'll soon make your way to El Chalten for a two-night, three-day hiking tour of Mount Fitz Roy. During your journey, you'll stop by Laguna de los Tres National Park and Laguna Torre Lake. The steep granite peaks and cobalt blue lakes make the perfect backdrop for your trekking experience. The trip ends back in El Calafate, where you'll have the opportunity to visit the continuously shifting ice blocks in Perito Moreno Glacier. This tour is the perfect option for adventurous travelers who want to see several of Argentina's most stunning landscapes. See tour.

Whether you want to trek around jagged mountain peaks, explore the icy blue glaciers, or just drink wine in Mendoza, activities in Argentina's major attraction can still be possible even with only about 7 days to spend. However, a 10-day tour of Argentina would allow visitors to spend more time in the attractions. If time is on your side, you can check out our 3-week Argentina itinerary

We hope the above-listed itineraries for around 7 days have inspired you to book your next trip to Argentina. For a seasonal overview, check our guide on the best time to visit Argentina. If you'd like a customized trip to Argentina, then get in touch with our travel experts in Argentina today!

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