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Argentina is such a big country that choosing an Argentina itinerary to visit the best attractions in a short amount of time is not an easy task.

Argentina covers most of the Southern portion of the South American continent, and it’s the world’s eighth-largest country;

With more than thirty national parks, like the Iguazú National Park and Los Glaciares National Park, and with so many options to explore, such as several large lakes, immense plains, deserts, forests, and tall mountains, it is difficult to pick just a few of the best places to go.

If you are wondering: “what can I do in Argentina in 10 days” this post is for you!

Continue reading as I am sharing with you ten different ideas I love for a 10-days itinerary in Argentina for different types of trips and travelers.

I hope you enjoy these ideas!

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1. How to Plan a Trip to Argentina in 10 Days?

2. The Weather in Argentina

3. Best Time to Visit Argentina

4. Are 10 Days Enough for Argentina?

5. Best Places to Visit Argentina in 10 Days

6. Our 10-Day Argentina Itinerary: ideas for an unforgettable trip

7. More Suggested Itineraries in South America

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How to Plan a Trip to Argentina in 10 days?

There are different ways you can approach your trip: for example focus on the most popular places such as Buenos Aires, El Calafate, and the Iguazu Falls.

You can also visit Argentina’s best wine region in Mendoza and enjoy wine tastings.

If you like the outdoors like me, a trip to Argentina must include Patagonia, the Glaciers National Park, and El Chalten, the capital of Trekking in Argentina.

I love to see wildlife, such as visiting places like Ushuaia and Puerto Madryn to see the Magellanic penguins, the whales, and the sea lions are definitely on my bucket list.

argentina itinerary Perito Moreno Glacier

When planning a trip to Argentina, you need to consider different factors, the season you are visiting, the highlights you want to see, the experiences you want to have, and the time you have for this trip!

So let’s start with this.

What is the Weather like in Argentina?

One important thing to consider when planning your trip to Argentina is the Climate.

As Argentina, like the rest of the countries in South America, lies almost entirely within the temperate zone of the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons run opposite to those in the USA and European countries.

So, South America is a great place to go if you want to escape the cold winters.

— Except for a small tropical area in northern Argentina, the country lies in the Temperate Zone, characterized by cool, dry weather in the south and warmer, humid air in the center. Accordingly, January and February are pretty hot — often in the high 90s to more than 100°F (25°C-30C) — while winter (approximately June-august) can be chilly.

When is the best time to visit Argentina?

There is no “bad” time to visit Argentina—every season has unique charms, and it depends on what you desire to get out of your adventure. There are better times than others if you want to avoid particular weather or crowds.

If you don’t like humidity and crowds, you might want to skip Iguazu Falls during the summer. Easter and Carnival are national holidays, so many lodgings and tours will be fully booked, and prices will rise – particularly for Aerolineas Argentinas flights.

Ultimately, the best time to visit Argentina will depend on the

things you like to do. ‘

A few things to keep in mind about the seasons in Argentina:

The high season ( late spring and summer) goes from November to February and is the best time for outdoor activities in Patagonia and Lake District.

January is peak summer in Argentina; Porteños (residents of Buenos Aires) escape the sweltering heat at beach resorts, making them crowded and expensive.

Early spring and early Autumn (Sep–October & Mar-May) have mild temperatures and fewer crowds; I consider this time of the year the best time to visit Argentina if you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy good weather and prices.

My top choices for traveling in Autumn? It is the best time to visit Buenos Aires, the leaves are spectacular in autumn in Patagonia, and Iguazú Falls is less hot and humid.

Argentina itinerary - Biking  in the vineyards  The Vines Mendoza  wine lodge

Biking in the vineyards The Vines Mendoza wine lodge

March and April are also great time to visit Mendoza and San Juan provinces for the wine harvests.

The climate in Patagonia, at the southern tip of the continent, is known for bitterly cold and stormy winters.

Therefore, some people avoid going in July, the middle of winter. But winters are not so drastic, and the weather is not that cold. Also, Argentina’s Ski Resorts are great, so there is that!

I suggest looking at the fauna calendar before planning your trip in case you want to see the penguins and the whales in Patagonia.

The whales’ season is from the beginning of June and runs until December in the region around the Peninsular Valdez in Patagonia.

In September, the whales head around the peninsular to base themselves on the northern bay, and thus it is better to stay in one of the Estancias on the Peninsula. The season for penguins goes from September to march.

And other factors to consider are Cultural or sports events such as the Polo Season (November) , the Tango Festival ( August) the fishing season, to mention some.

Antarctica season goes from November to march; Expedition cruises depart from Ushuaia or Punta Arenas in Patagonia during those months. Patagonia Cruises to the fjords also operate during these months.

Argentina Itinerary - Antarctica

The north of Argentina can be visited all year round, but during the summer (December to February), it can get incredibly hot, which isn’t ideal if you want to hike all day.

As you can see, the good news is that you can visit Argentina

any time of the year.

Are 10 days enough for Argentina?

Ten days in Argentina is an excellent time to see the country’s highlights. You can visit the Capital City of Buenos Aires, the Iguazu Falls, and head to Patagonia for a couple of days or the Northwest of the country, Salta and Jujuy.

For a more immersive experience in Argentina, we recommend at least 2-weeks, but overall you can accomplish great things in ten days. If you have 3 or even 4 weeks to spend in Argentina, there are lot of amazing places to visit from north to South that will make an incredible trip.

Best Places to Visit in Argentina in 10 days

What places come to mind when you picture your trip to Argentina? Buenos Aires? Patagonia? The Iguazu falls? All excellent – but we’re only scratching the surface

Before we jump in — and you start adding destinations to your dream itinerary — a word of caution.

How much you can fit in depends on how much time you’ll have in Argentina.

It’s tempting to put slightly too many things on your must-see list, but I recommend doing a few things thoroughly rather than exhausting yourself dashing from place to place.

Argentina is a big country; in many cases, going from one place means vast distances and time!

Best Places to Visit in Argentina: The “must-sees.”

There’s always room for discussion regarding the “must-sees” of any country, but for almost everyone, there are some “non-negotiables.”

MI Buenos Aires Querida

Let’s start with Buenos Aires. The “Paris of South America” shortly after the end of the Second World War, Argentina was believed to be the sixth most prosperous country in the world. In Parisian salons, people were said to be “as rich as Argentinean.” It was one of the southern hemisphere’s great cultural capitals: dance, music, art – they all came to Buenos Aires.

Today Buenos Aires is one of the most fascinating cities in the world.

And I’m not saying this because I was born In Buenos Aires. Even those who claim not to like cities come away shocked by Buenos Aire’s surprising beauty, neoclassical architecture and design, wide avenues, and cosmopolitan atmosphere.… and who can forget the fabulous steak?

The first-class boutiques, sidewalk cafés, and luscious green spaces give the city a European feel that blends with the Latino spirit.… Buenos Aires is a Beautiful city!

A starting point in Buenos Aires is a walking tour around Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada, San Telmo, La Boca, Teatro colón, the Recoleta cemetery area, and Puerto Madero. If you have enough time, go to a tango show or local Milonga, I am sure you will love the Paris of South America!

I always recommend our travelers include Buenos Aires in their Argentina itinerary. Your argentine experience will not be complete without visiting Buenos Aires. Even one day in Buenos Aires can be unforgettable, but you’ll want at least two or three nights here.

From here, I’m going to divide destinations by what matters to you: nature and adventure, history and culture, fishing, bird watching, and of course, culinary experiences!

Best Places to Visit in Argentina: Hikers and Active Trip

Hikers from all over the world make a long journey to Patagonia for some of the best trekking on the planet. The terrain is world-class: stunning granite spires, expansive glaciers, thick forests, and wide-open plains.

Visiting the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier and hiking on the ice, head north to El Chaltén, the “National Capital of Trekking.” Southern Patagonia, Ushuaia, at the end of the world to hike in Tierra del Fuego National Park is also stunning. The hikes are demanding but quickly manage to fit people with some trekking experience.

This is a trekking Clara I did last year in Ushuaia. Trekking to Laguna Esmeralda. An amazing experience if you like this outdoor experiences ( anyone can do it..not very demanding!)

Best Places to Visit in Argentina: Lakes & Villages

Argentina Lake District has plenty to discover. Visitors can combine adventure activities with scenic drives, other more chilled-out explorations, and great food and wine. The views are stunning, with tall forests and expansive mountain lakes; there are photo opportunities at every turn.

Best Places to Visit in Argentina: Culture & local atmosphere

Argentina is a cultural melting pot, with Buenos Aires having a distinctly European flavor and Patagonia a Scandinavian hue. That is why the Northwest can be so satisfying to visit, as it is 100% South American

Visiting the north of Argentina, Salta city, Cafayate, and Quebrada de Humahuaca ensures that you truly experience the rich indigenous culture of this beautiful region with its strong strain of Spanish colonialism. Grandiose architecture sits well with excellent local food and delicious wines. The regional handicrafts are as colorful as the landscapes, and the people are Argentina’s friendliest.

Best Places to Visit in Argentina: Wildlife & Bird Watching

Iguazu ranks alongside Niagara and Victoria Falls as one of the world’s incredible waterfalls.

275 separate waterfalls run along the border with neighboring Brazil. The falls are shared by Iguazú National Park (Puerto Iguazú in Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazilian side of the falls Brazil), which are both designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Brazil has around 20% of the falls, whereas the Argentina side makes up almost 80%.

The abundant flora and fauna of the surrounding tropical forest include some 500 species of butterfly, 400 birds, and 2,000 plants that flourish in nearby tropical forest, with orchids growing next to pines, bamboo next to palms, and mosses beside lianas and colorful begonias.

Eco and adventure Experience Ibera Wetlands

Capybaras are a squeaking, loveable feature of the Argentinian wetlands. Take a trip to the Ibera Wetlands, Argentina’s answer to the Pantanal, to see them.

Puerto Madryn in Patagonia is a wildlife lover’s paradise; few places in the world offer the possibility to observe marine life in their natural habitat: right whales, elephant seals, sea lions, orcas, penguins, and numerous species of birds and fish.

Best Places to Visit in Argentina: Expeditions Cruises

Ushuaia, The city of the End of the World, is the port for Patagonia Expedition Cruises and Antarctica Cruises. Combining your trip to Argentina with an expedition Cruise to Antarctica is a great choice!

Best Places to Visit in Argentina: Argentine Wine land

Wine is the eternal companion of food, so for those food and wine lovers, Mendoza Wine Country is world-renowned for its exquisite wineries, Malbecs, and nutrition. Explore the best of what Mendoza wine lands offer and discover their unique flavor and personality, world-class wines, a bounty of culinary treasures, and a wine-tasting experience surrounded by breathtaking scenery.

Check our instagram post with the most romantic wine lodges to stay in Argentina Winelands

Enjoy the traditional flavors of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and take the highest Wine Tour of the world, reaching Cafayate, the land of the Torrontés wine, where you can relive history through its estates, vineyards, and wineries.

Take cooking classes with local chefs and savor the delicious regional food, tasting the Argentinean wine varieties in the company of local cooks and expert winemakers who will teach you about their main features;

10-days Argentina Itinerary ideas for an unforgettable trip in South America.

Now let’s dive into the Argentina itinerary ideas I have for you!

#1. The Classic “Argentina from North to South” in 10 days Tour

Who is this trip for?

This is an excellent option for visiting Argentina for the first time.

You will see two of the best national parks in South America, both a World Heritage property of Unesco: the Glaciers National Park and the Iguazu Falls National Park. You will connect the country’s Northeast with the southernmost part, visiting the Patagonia Region in Argentina.

A visit to the Capital city of Buenos Aires completes this excellent itinerary in 10 days.

Places Featured in this trip:

Buenos Aires.

Iguazu Falls

El Calafate – Patagonia.

#2. Best of Patagonia Argentina in 10 days Tour.

Who is this trip for?

Are you looking for spectacular landscapes in a remote corner of the planet? Then Patagonia is the right place for you.

Argentine Patagonia is the most significant region in the country. In my opinion, the best places in Patagonia for a 10 day Itinerary are: The Lakes district, featuring San Carlos de Bariloche and the immense Nahuel Huapi Lake; the town of El Calafate, gateway to the Glaciers National Park; the options here include trekking on the Perito Moreno Glacier, navigation through the ice; finally, Ushuaia, the capital of Tierra del Fuego, borders the beautiful Beagle Channel, where you can find many outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, fishing, and many others.

Places Featured in this trip:

San Carlos de Bariloche Lakes district- Patagonia

El Calafate – Patagonia.

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego – Patagonia.

The lakes in Ushuaia at the End of the world.

#3. Food and Wine 10-day trip in Argentina.

Who is this trip for?

If you are interested in Wine and food, Argentina is the land of the world-famous Malbec.

A visit to Mendoza and its wine regions must include Lujan Valley and Uco Valley; from popular to boutique family-owned wineries, Mendoza is a favorite destination. Then head to the Northwest of Argentina, and head to Cafayate, the wines of Cafayate are not as famous as Mendoza’s, but the geography and the landscapes are worth a visit.

Trying local dishes like the “empanada slateña” is a must. Then head to San Antonio de Areco, close to Buenos Aires, to take part in the Gaucho’s traditions and learn all about the local foods, including the world-famous barbecue, or Asado, cooked authentically by professionals.

Places Featured in this trip:




San Antonio de Areco

#4 Penguin’s lover Argentina 10-day Tour

Who is this trip for?

Are you a penguin lover? If your answer is Yes!, this Itinerary will be perfect for you. Get ready to explore Argentine Patagonia! A day trip to Peninsula Valdes, the ideal place to see sea lions, elephant seals, orcas, humpback, southern right, blue whales, and other marine mammals. You are visiting Punta Tombo, the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in South America. Following the Patagonian coast, see Bahia Bustamante, an Eco Retreat at the end of the world. The last stop is Tierra del Fuego, the end of the world and home to the best places to see Penguins in Argentina.

Places Featured in this trip:

Puerto Madryn- Patagonia

Peninsula Valdes – Patagonia

El Pedral – Patagonia.

Bahia Bustamante – Patagonia.

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego – Patagonia

READ MORE: How to See Penguins in Argentina (Where and When)

#5 Cultural Experience in Argentina 10-day Tour

Who is this trip for?

This is the place for you if you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track itinerary in Argentina.

Heading to the best “Estancias” in the country to live an authentic Argentine cultural experience, An “Estancia” is a traditional working family ranch in the countryside; sometimes, these estancias are actively working cattle ranches. If you are looking for authentic horseback riding, gauchos, condor spotting, and – of course – Polo, this Cultural experience itinerary is definitely suitable for you when visiting Argentina.

Places Featured in this trip:

Buenos Aires

San Antonio de Areco


READ MORE: The Best Countryside Travel Experiences: Argentina & Uruguay

#6 Outdoor Paradise Lakes & Glaciers 10 day Tour

Who is this trip for?

Patagonia is the highlight of this 10-day Itinerary in Argentina; this immense region is a fascinating land that should be on the must-visit list of every nature lover.

Patagonia has something for every taste: Mountains, deserts, grasslands, arid steppes, impressive glaciers, and the imposing Andes Mountains. If you are considering visiting this fascinating area but can’t decide yet, consider this Itinerary for your next trip to Argentina.

Places Featured in this trip:

Buenos Aires

San Carlos de Bariloche.

Villa La Angostura

El Calafate, Glaciers National Park – Patagonia.

Bariloche Lake district in Patagonia – This is Llao Llao Resort

#7 Cultural and jungle adventure in Argentina.

Who is this trip for?

This Cultural Itinerary in Argentina will take you to the North East and West of the country. Visit the Provinces of Salta and Jujuy with their multicolored hills, surreal geological formations, valleys, and stunning natural beauty; there’s plenty to discover in the northwestern provinces of Salta and Jujuy in Argentina. From incredible natural wonders to culinary & wine treats, there are some genuinely breathtaking moments to enjoy with this Cultural Itinerary, exploring the Northwest of the country, one of Argentina’s less-popular yet utterly fascinating destinations.

But wait, there is more to this cultural trip! Get the chance to visit the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, the Iguazu Falls;

IGUAZU FALLS -A family trip I did some years ago. The River boat adventure is so Fun

And finally explore Buenos Aires, the Estancias and the Gaucho culture in Areco town, and of course, the most passionate dance, the Tango.

Places Featured in this trip:

Iguazu Falls

Buenos Aires

Salta and Jujuy

#8 Fishing and bird watching in Argentina

After a lovely day in Buenos Aires, fly to mesmerizing Ibera Wetlands.

Start your adventure in this natural paradise with a guided walk around the Lodge, your home for a few days, and visit de las Garzas Lagoon.

The Ibera National Park covers an area almost the size of Switzerland (some 13,000 square kilometers). Argentina’s largest reservoir of nature and biodiversity is a sanctuary for wildlife and plants. The most impressive thing about Ibera National Park is that seeing the fauna in its natural habitat is ensured! The Ibera Marshes are located in Corrientes province, and here you can enjoy the most recognized Dorado fly fishing in Argentina.

With the company of friendly guides, enjoy the crystal clear water throughout the entire fishery season, which leads to fantastic opportunities for sight fishing. This is South America’s only featured freshwater Dorado destination, so get ready to catch some fish!

Continue your fabulous 10-day itinerary in Argentina with the fascinating Iguazu to see one of the most beautiful places on the planet, the Iguazu falls.

#9 Outdoor & Trekking in Argentina, 10-day Tour

Who is this trip for?

If you are looking for the best trekking spots in Argentina, then Patagonia is the place for you.

Patagonia is a breathtaking work of nature that will quickly become one of your favorite places on Earth. A place you will undoubtedly fall in love with.

First, a hidden gem, El Chaltén, located approximately 3 hours from El Calafate and a perfect place for those looking for the best trekking in Patagonia.

Then, the impressive Perito Moreno Glacier. It’s not very often you can see one of the fascinating attractions in nature up close and personal. The glacier’s proximity to land makes it easily accessible for visitors of all ages and modalities… and then can you imagine walking on the Glacier? This is possible in the Argentine Patagonia, an experience you can not miss if you love unique trekkings.

Watch this video Alex and Dolores sent us from their minitrekking Experience in the Perito Moreno. STUNNING.

This itinerary finally gets you to the end of the world, Ushuaia, to enjoy trekking in the middle of Tierra del Fuego, the last corner of the Patagonian region.

Places Featured in this trip:


El Chalten


#10 Romance in Argentina 10 unforgettable days

Who is this trip for?

If you want to spend your honeymoon in a place that offers a combination of enchantment, natural wonders, and warm, welcoming culture, look no further than Argentina. Argentina boasts one-of-a-kind experiences for honeymooners looking for romance and adventure.

Nothing says Argentina quite like the sultry tango, and what better way to turn up the heat on your honeymoon? Experience this iconic, passionate dance in Buenos Aires for an unforgettable and seductive experience.

What is more romantic than sipping wine in Argentina’s most renowned wine region? This romantic trip is perfect for wine enthusiasts and those looking for world-class wines and unique wine lodges by the Andes mountains.

I suggest picking the most Romantic luxury hotels with stunning views, such as Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza, Llao Llao in Bariloche, and Algodon Mansion Boutique hotel in Buenos Aires; these three are among my favorite options for honeymooners.

Places Featured in this trip:



Buenos Aires

Where to Stay on your Argentina Trip?

Argentina is home to some of South America’s best luxury and boutique hotels and resorts. The best resorts in Argentina feature spectacular views, international cuisine, scenic golf courses, cattle ranches, and “all-inclusive” luxury accommodations.

You can find the best resorts and boutique hotels in Argentina in prime locations, such as San Carlos de Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, El Calafate, the Argentine Patagonia, and the heart of Buenos Aires, among many others.

If you enjoy traveling more authentically than I do, I welcome you to explore this list of unique and quirky accommodations in Argentina:

👉 31 Best Resorts in Argentina for 2023 (Our boutique and luxury list!)

How far in advance should you start the planning process?

Even though Argentina is not an extremely popular destination, the offer of flights, the best hotels, lodges, and the best guides are unfortunately in very limited supply the best guides is. ( even more now after the Pandemia…)

So it is essential to start the process many months before your travel date, especially if you are traveling between November to march ( peak season ) or if it’s your honeymoon or another special event.

You will get the best places and fares by booking in advance! ( many hotels and cruises have early booking offers, and also the flights that are an important cost of your trip, will be cheaper)

With pristine landscapes in remote places, charming accommodations, and delicious Food & Wines, ARGENTINA is a hidden gem still undiscovered by many.

The country has it all: from the jungle and the fabulous Iguazu Falls, the Glaciers, the end of the world, Lakes in Patagonia, Wine regions, and a lot of cultural experiences such as Tango, Gaucho’s life, Football, Food, the Wine, Art… just to name a few.

As I said, picking the best places for a 10-day Argentina itinerary is difficult! But, I believe that when you visit Argentina, this is just the first trip of many to come…you will Fall in Love with Argentina, and I’m sure you will come for more!

As a Team of local experts in South America, we have helped travelers from all over the world discover the beauties of Argentina, and they have returned many more times to see new places.

Along the way, we have helped travelers Get a REAL CUSTOM TRIP, which includes:

✅ Stay at first-class, relaxed lodging;

✅ Inspiring and exciting experiences;

✅ A fully organized trip – let us get the perfect timing for you;

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