43 days in Argentina & Paraguay Itinerary

43 days in Argentina & Paraguay Itinerary

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Start: Castro, Chile
Drive:  8 h
1
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Tigre, Argentina
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Shuttle + Fly + Taxi:  8 h
5
Cafayate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus:  11 h
6
Asuncion, Paraguay
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
7
Encarnacion, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Trinidad, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
9
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 4 nights
Shuttle:  30 min
10
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Presidente Franco, Paraguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
12
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  16 h
End: New York City, United States

4
nights
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Damonte Outfitters Fly Fishing & Fly Shop, Alma Sur Ecotrips and Rienda Suelta. Bring the kids along to Route of the Seven Lakes and Lago Lacar. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Arroyo Grande, and fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary maker website.

Castro, Chile to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Castro to San Martin de los Andes is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Alma Sur Ecotrips
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco

5
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and wander the streets of Avenida Libertador.

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Getting from San Martin de los Andes to El Calafate by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in El Calafate sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 46°F at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador

6
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Bring the kids along to Cemiterio de Recoleta and Parque 3 de Febrero. There's much more to do: visit Puerto Madero, contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo, look for gifts at El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from El Calafate in April: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 61°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Tigre.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
El Ateneo Grand Splendid ©
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

2
nights
Tigre, Argentina

Tigre ©
Teeming with weekend visitors and day-trippers from the national capital, Tigre and its lush nature offer a range of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): make a trip to China Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Delta El Tigre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Puerto de Frutos.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tigre road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Buenos Aires to Tigre takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Tigre sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 57°F at night. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Tigre

Parks Nature Shopping
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Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Puerto de Frutos ©
Puerto de Frutos
China Town ©
China Town

4
nights
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Go for a jaunt from Cafayate to Amaicha del Valle to see Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) about 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Garganta del Diablo Salta, don't miss a visit to Plaza Central, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and admire the sheer force of Cascadas del Rio Colorado.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cafayate day trip website.

Traveling by combination of train, shuttle, flight, and taxi from Tigre to Cafayate takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Asuncion.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)
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Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas ©
Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes) ©
Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)

5
nights
Asuncion, Paraguay

Asuncion ©
Paraguay's capital and economic center, Asuncion ranks among the youngest cities on the continent, with more than half of its residents under 30 years of age.
Kids will appreciate attractions like The National Pantheon of Heroes and Oratory of the Virgin Our Lady Saint Mary of the Asuncion and Costanera de Asuncion. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Botanical Garden and Zoo (Jardin Botanico y Zoologico), explore the wide array of goods at Paseo La Galeria, get a taste of the local shopping with Shopping del Sol, and make a trip to Plaza de las Americas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Asuncion travel route app.

You can take a bus from Cafayate to Asuncion in 12 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cafayate to Asuncion. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in April, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Encarnacion.

Things to do in Asuncion

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Shopping del Sol ©
Shopping del Sol
Palacio de López ©
Palacio de López

2
nights
Encarnacion, Paraguay

Encarnacion ©
Encarnacion offers a good selection of cultural and natural attractions.
On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas and then explore the ancient world of Ruinas de Jesús. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepcion, kick back and relax at San Jose Beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de la Ciudad de Encarnacion Paraguay.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Encarnacion holiday maker website.

Drive from Asuncion to Encarnacion in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in April, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Trinidad.

Things to do in Encarnacion

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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San Jose Beach ©
San Jose Beach

2
nights
Trinidad, Paraguay

Trinidad ©
Trinidad is a town in the Itapúa department of Paraguay. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take a peaceful walk through Parque Ecologico Ita Cajon and then contemplate the long history of La Santisima Trinidad De Parana. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Cordillera San Rafael.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Trinidad trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Encarnacion to Trinidad takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Trinidad are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Trinidad

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue, National Park Cordillera San Rafael
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La Santisima Trinidad De Parana ©
La Santisima Trinidad De Parana
Mision Jesuitica Guarani Jesus de Tavarangue ©

4
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Iguazu National Park: Wanda Mines (in Wanda) and Lago Urugua-i (in Puerto Libertad). Spend the 29th (Thu) exploring the gorgeous surroundings at Iguazu Falls. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez and step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Trinidad to Iguazu National Park takes 5 hours. The time zone changes from Paraguay Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a shuttle to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda Mines, Lago Urugua-i
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

3
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Emporio Gourmet as well as Garganta del Diablo. Kids will appreciate attractions like Puerto Iguazu and Guiraoga. The adventure continues: stop by Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Virgen del Carmen, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Safaris de la Selva, and look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary planner.

Puerto Iguazu is very close to Iguazu National Park. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Presidente Franco.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Shopping Wildlife
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Garganta del Diablo ©
Garganta del Diablo
Safaris de la Selva ©
Safaris de la Selva
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu

2
nights
Presidente Franco, Paraguay

Presidente Franco ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Hito Tres Fronteras - Paraguay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Aventura Monday and then take in the dramatic scenery at Saltos del Monday.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Presidente Franco tour planner.

Traveling by car from Puerto Iguazu to Presidente Franco takes an hour. May in Presidente Franco sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ciudad Del Este.

Things to do in Presidente Franco

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Saltos del Monday ©
Saltos del Monday
Parque Aventura Monday ©
Parque Aventura Monday
Hito Tres Fronteras - Paraguay ©
Hito Tres Fronteras - Paraguay

3
nights
Ciudad Del Este, Paraguay

Ciudad Del Este ©
The commercial center of eastern Paraguay, busy Ciudad Del Este serves primarily as a shopping destination for Argentines and Brazilians.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like PRESA DE ITAIPU and Nissei. There's much more to do: get your game on at Museo Planet 3D, hit the slopes at Snow Park, buy something for everyone on your list at SAX, and look for gifts at Shopping Del Este Paraguay.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ciudad Del Este trip itinerary planning app.

Ciudad Del Este is just a short distance from Presidente Franco. In May, daily temperatures in Ciudad Del Este can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ciudad Del Este

Shopping Fun & Games Parks
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Nissei ©
Nissei
Museo Planet 3D ©
Museo Planet 3D
Snow Park ©
Snow Park

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