Few countries offer as much diversity in landscapes, culture, and cuisine as Argentina. From the cosmopolitan heart of Buenos Aires to the breathtaking scenery of Patagonia, this 7-day itinerary will guide you through the best Argentina has to offer, meticulously planning your mornings and evenings for an unforgettable experience.
Day 1 & 2 - Buenos Aires
Start your Argentine adventure in the bustling city of Buenos Aires. The morning is the best time to explore the city's European-style architecture, historic sites, and vibrant markets. Start at the iconic Plaza de Mayo, then onto the presidential palace, the Casa Rosada.
In the evening, dine at one of the city's renowned steak houses, such as Don Julio, and enjoy some of the best meat dishes in the world. After dinner, catch a traditional tango show at El Viejo Almacén for an authentic taste of Argentine culture.
Day two is all about exploring the city's diverse neighborhoods. Visit the colourful streets of La Boca and the fashionable district of Palermo. Don’t miss the impressive cemetery in Recoleta, the resting place of many notable figures including Evita Perón.
Day 3 & 4 - El Calafate
On day three, catch a morning flight to El Calafate, the gateway to the phenomenal Los Glaciares National Park. Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with the town. Try the famous Patagonian lamb at La Tablita for dinner.
The next morning, take a boat trip to the colossal Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the few advancing glaciers in the world. Watch gigantic ice chunks calve into the icy water from a safe distance.
The evening is reserved for stargazing. The clear skies of Patagonia offer an amazing spectacle of stars, far from the city lights.
Day 5 & 6 - Bariloche
Fly to Bariloche, a city known for its Swiss-style architecture and stunning lakes. Start your day with a drive along the scenic Circuito Chico, stopping by to visit the picturesque San Eduardo Chapel and Llao Llao Hotel.
Spend your evening tasting the city's famous chocolate at a local chocolate factory like Rapa Nui or Mamushka, followed by a craft beer at one of the many breweries in town.
On day six, take the cable car up to Cerro Otto for panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and Andean peaks. In the evening, try trout or venison at a local restaurant, like El Boliche de Alberto.
Day 7 - Buenos Aires
Return to Buenos Aires for your last day. Spend the morning shopping for souvenirs at San Telmo Market, where you can find everything from antiques to handmade crafts.
To wind down your trip, visit the modern district of Puerto Madero in the evening. Enjoy dinner at a waterfront restaurant, taking in the beautiful views of the skyline as you reflect on your Argentine journey.
The best time to visit Argentina depends on your planned activities. For city visits and wine tours, spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are ideal. For exploring Patagonia, the summer months (December to February) offer the most hospitable weather conditions.
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