Six days is a quick trip to Argentina—you'll want to focus on regional exploration to make the most of your time. Combine a day of tango and touring Buenos Aires with a journey through Mendoza's wine country or the wonder of Iguazú Falls. Another option is to head south to Patagonia; choose between the diverse marine ecosystem of Puerto Madryn, seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier up close in El Calafate, or traveling all the way down to the Ushuaia, the Southernmost city in the world.

Itinerary #1: Buenos Aires & Iguazu Falls

Combine a visit to Buenos Aires with a trip to the breath-taking Iguazú Falls with this 6-day itinerary that gives you a chance to experience both Argentina's culture and gorgeous natural scenery in a single visit. 

Iguazú Falls, Argentina
Day Destination Overnight
Day 1 Buenos Aires (Arrival) Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires - San Telmo/La Boca/Recoleta Buenos Aires
Day 3 Iguazu Falls (Argentine Side) Puerto Iguazú
Day 4 Iguazu Falls (Argentine Side) Puerto Iguazú
Day 5 Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side) Buenos Aires
Day 6 Buenos Aires - Palermo Soho (Departure)  


Your journey starts in Buenos Aires, where a driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Relax or venture into the city to explore one of the nearby historic neighborhoods. Day two starts with an extensive, three to four-hour guided tour of Buenos Aires that will take you from San Telmo, the bohemian beating heart of downtown, to chic, aristocratic Recoleta and colorful La Boca. In the evening, enjoy dinner and a tango show performed by world-class dancers. 

On day three your driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight to Iguazú Falls. Take the rest of the day to explore the small town of Puerto Iguazú and rest up for a couple of jam-packed days of sightseeing. Day four starts with your guide picking you up from your hotel for a full-day tour of the Argentine side of the falls, which culminates in a visit to the Devil's Throat, the largest waterfall in the park. 

On your last day in Iguazu, you'll spend the morning touring the Brazilian side of the park, which offers a more panoramic view. Then, you'll fly back to Buenos Aires in the afternoon. 

Make the most of your last day in Argentina with a visit to Palermo Soho, a great neighborhood for shopping or eating one last empanada. Finally, say goodbye to Buenos Aires and meet your driver to head back to the airport for your flight home. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Discover Ushuaia

Make your way to the Southernmost city in the world with this fun regional tour that includes a day exploring Buenos Aires, followed by several days of outdoor adventures in Ushuaia

Downtown Ushuaia, Argentina
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires to Ushuaia Ushuaia
Day 3 Tierra del Fuego National Park - Trekking and Canoeing Ushuaia
Day 4 Ushuaia and the Beagle Channel Ushuaia
Day 5 Penguins on Isla Martillo & Estancia Harberton Ushuaia
Day 6 Departing Patagonia: Ushuaia to Buenos Aires & Departure  


Your trip starts with your driver picking you up from the airport and taking you to your hotel in the city center. From there you can relax or spend the day exploring the city, including strolling past the Teatro Colón—which is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world—or taking in the bohemian vibes of San Telmo. The next day your driver will pick you up again to take you to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia. Spend the day relaxing and enjoying the scenery, as the next few days are going to get physical, with lots of outdoor activities planned. 

On your third day in Argentina, you'll take a day trip to Tierra del Fuego National Park for some hiking and canoeing. You can take in the beautiful scenery, including views of the Beagle Channel, and see the diverse fauna and flora of the area up close. 

On your fourth and final full day in Ushuaia, a bus will take you from the pier downtown to Estancia Harberton, where a boat will take you to a nearby island inhabited by a Magellanic penguin colony. The 90-minute tour includes a hike and plenty of chances to learn about the penguins and take photos of the animals in their natural habitat. 

Finally, fly back to Buenos Aires on your sixth day in Argentina, and from there catch your flight home. Learn more

Itinerary #3: Buenos Aires & El Calafate Exploration

This Patagonian itinerary gives you a chance to see the Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the highlights of Patagonia, and also spend a couple of days exploring the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires—all in one short 6-day trip. 

The Perito Moreno Glacier in Patagonia, Argentina
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Buenos Aires! Buenos Aires
Day 2 Half-Day City Tour - Dinner & Tango Show Buenos Aires
Day 3 Arrival in El Calafate: Buenos Aires - El Calafate El Calafate
Day 4 Perito Moreno Full-Day Tour El Calafate
Day 5 Lago Argentino, Glaciers, and Estancia Cristina El Calafate
Day 6 El Calafate - Buenos Aires - Home  


After your driver picks you up from the airport and takes you to your hotel, spend your first day in Buenos Aires relaxing or exploring the city. In the evening, head out for dinner at a parilla, a traditional Argentine steakhouse. Day two starts bright and early with an English-language guided walking tour of the city. Some highlights include the Plaza de Mayo, where you'll see the Casa Rosada—Argentina's presidential palace—and the Metropolitan Cathedral; strolling along the waterfront in Puerto Madero; and discovering colorful El Caminito street in La Boca. Top off your day with an evening of dining and dancing at a tango dinner show. 

On the morning of day three, your driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport for your flight to El Calafate, the city closest to the southern half of Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier. You can choose to spend the day relaxing and visit the nearby Glaciarium, a multi-media center and ice museum that is jam-packed with information. 

The next couple of days will be spent enjoying the breath-taking natural landscapes of Los Glaciares National Park. Day four includes a full-day tour of the Perito Moreno glacier and the surrounding trails. On day five a driver will pick you up early in the morning to take you to Punta Bandera, a small settlement on the shores of the Lago Argentino. From there you'll board a ferry up the Upsala Channel to the Spegazzini Glacier, and head to Estancia Cristina, a ranch-style lodge that also houses a small Folkloric Museum. Enjoy the stunning views and hike around the estancia for a few hours before transferring back to your hotel. 

Your last day in El Calafate gives you a last chance to see the city and buy last-minute souvenirs. Then it's time to board your flight back to Buenos Aires and from there connect to your international flight home. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Argentina's Wine Country - Buenos Aires and Mendoza

Spend six days exploring Buenos Aires and Argentina's wine region. Start off with a couple of days in the capital to experience tango and explore the city, then head to Mendoza for some wine tasting and outdoor adventures. 

Vineyard in Mendoza Province, Argentina
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires City Tour, Dinner, and Tango Show Buenos Aires
Day 3 Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 4 Mendoza Full-Day Wine Tour Mendoza
Day 5 Potrerillos Half-Day Kayak Excursion Mendoza
Day 6 Mendoza to Buenos Aires - Departure  


Once you land in Buenos Aires, a driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel in the city. From there you can relax or venture out to explore the surrounding neighborhood. If you decide to stay in, don't worry: your day two itinerary includes a three-hour city tour that will take you down Avenida 9 de Julio—one of South America's widest avenues—past the Teatro Colón and Obelisco, downtown to Puerto Madero, San Telmo and La Boca, with a stop in Recoleta's famous cemetery. End the day with dinner and a tango show at one of Buenos Aires' famous tanguerias

After breakfast on your third day in Argentina, your driver will meet you at your hotel to take you to the airport for your flight to Mendoza, Argentina's main wine-producing region and home to the famous Malbec varietal. Spend the rest of the day wandering through Mendoza's famous parks and exploring the city. 

Next, you'll get a real taste of the region with a full-day wine tour in nearby Luján de Cuyo, where vineyards sit at the base of the imposing Andean Mountains. Your tour includes visits to three different wineries and a delicious three-course meal, all with beautiful views of the surrounding vineyards. 

On day five, you'll head to Potrerillos for a half-day kayaking excursion on a lake with an English-speaking professional guide. After your morning adventure, you'll have the rest of the day free to relax and do some more exploring—and stock up on your new favorite Malbecs. 

On your sixth and last day in Argentina, your driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you back to the airport. From there, you'll catch your flight back to Buenos Aires and your connecting international flight home. Learn more

Itinerary #5: Argentine Tango & Wildlife Exploration - Buenos Aires and Puerto Madryn

This diverse itinerary combines wildlife adventures, walking tours and tango to show you a wide variety of what Argentina has to offer in a short time. Start your trip off with tango in the capital, then head south to the thriving marine ecosystem around Puerto Madryn to see whales, penguins, sea lions, cormorants, and more. 

A whale jumping out of the water off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina
A whale jumping out of the water off the coast of Puerto Madryn, Argentina
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires Walking Tour & Tango Lesson Buenos Aires
Day 3 From Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn Puerto Madryn
Day 4 Penguin Colony at Punta Tombo Puerto Madryn
Day 5 Península Valdés and Whale Watching Puerto Madryn
Day 6 Puerto Madryn - Buenos Aires - Home  


Once you touch down in Buenos Aires, a private driver will pick you up at the airport and take you to your hotel. You can relax for a bit after your long flight or head out to see some of the sights. Suggested highlights include visiting the Obelisco, which sits right in the middle of the busy Avenida de Julio; admiring the façade of the Teatro Colón, one of South America's premier opera houses; strolling through the upscale waterfront neighborhood of Puerto Madero; and finishing the day up at a parilla for some traditional Argentine steak. 

Start day two with a walking tour of Buenos Aires, led by an English-speaking guide. The tour will take you to the Plaza de Mayo, home to the Casa Rosada, Argentina's presidential palace and then through Puerto Madero, San Telmo and La Boca, three neighborhoods that each have their own distinct vibes. End the day with an unforgettable evening of dinner and tango performances at one of the best tanguerias in town, including a tango lesson from the pros. 

On day three a driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you to the airport to catch your flight for Puerto Madryn, a small city on the Atlantic shore of northern Patagonia. The town is known as the gateway to nearby Península Valdés, Argentine's whale watching and wildlife destination. Take the rest of the day to explore the city and grab a coffee at one of the many cafés along the waterfront. 

For your fourth day in Argentina, a driver will pick you and take you down to Puerto Rawson, a small fishing village on the Patagonian coast. From there you'll join a boat tour down to Punta Tombo, a small protected area that is home to the largest colony of Magellanic penguins in South America. You'll be able to leave the boat and tour the area on foot to see the penguins up close. 

On day five, your driver will take you to Península Valdés for a wildlife-spotting boat tour to see sea lions and right whales. The journey home includes a stop at Isla de Pájaros, an island home to many different bird species like cormorants, egrets, rheas, and flamingos. 

Depending on your departure time, you can enjoy a last few hours in Puerto Madryn before flying back to Buenos Aires, and from there connecting to your flight home. Learn more

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Map of 6 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 6 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas