For most travelers, 7 to 10 days is the perfect amount of time for a Argentina trip with stops in both Buenos Aires and Mendoza. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in 5 or 6 days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. With more time, you can enjoy extra activities at each stop or a few days in another region like Iguazu Falls, Salta, or Santiago. Get inspired with our Buenos Aires and Mendoza trip ideas below.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend 7-10 days in Buenos Aires and Mendoza combined
  • Visiting Buenos Aires and Mendoza in 5-6 days is possible, but will feel rushed
  • With 11 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip 
  • The most common extensions are Bariloche, Iguazu Falls, Salta, and Santiago

How Many Days Should You Spend in Argentina?

Recommended Itineraries for Buenos Aires and Mendoza

Recommended Itinerary for 7 Days

A Malbec vineyard surrounded by mountains
A Malbec vineyard surrounded by mountains
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires Walking Tour - Tango Lesson Buenos Aires
Day 3 Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 4 Half-Day Winery Bike Tour Mendoza
Day 5 Full-Day Tour & Trek in Aconcagua National Park Mendoza
Day 6 Full-Day Rafting & Ziplining Adventure Mendoza
Day 7 Flight to Buenos Aires - Departure  


This fun weeklong trip splits time in two of Argentina's most desirable destinations: Buenos Aires, with sophisticated restaurants, theaters, history, and architecture, and the smaller, more relaxed city of Mendoza surrounded by impressive Andean views and lush vineyards. Take part in a range of guided activities like tangoing, wine tasting, trekking, rafting, and ziplining for the ultimate South American adventure. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 8 Days

Argentina
Argentina
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires Walking Tour - Tango Lesson Buenos Aires
Day 3 Gaucho Experience at Estancia Santa Susana Buenos Aires
Day 4 Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 5 Half-Day Winery Bike Tour Mendoza
Day 6 Full-Day Tour & Trek in Aconcagua National Park Mendoza
Day 7 Full-Day Rafting & Ziplining Adventure Mendoza
Day 8 Flight to Buenos Aires - Departure  


This active adventure covers two of Argentina's most desirable destinations: the sleepless capital of Buenos Aires and the relaxed Mendoza, whose surrounding vineyards stretch out to the Andes. Over eight days you'll partake in various activities including a walking tour, tango class, wine tasting, hiking, river rafting, and ziplining. You'll even take a day trip to a working gaucho (cowboy) ranch and enjoy a traditional Argentine asado (BBQ). Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 9 Days

Argentina
Argentina
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 2 Buenos Aires Walking Tour - Tango Lesson Buenos Aires
Day 3 Gaucho Experience at Estancia Santa Susana Buenos Aires
Day 4 Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 5 Mendoza Vineyard Tour & Tasting Mendoza
Day 6 Full-Day Tour & Trek in Aconcagua National Park Mendoza
Day 7 Full-Day Rafting & Ziplining Adventure Mendoza
Day 8 Mendoza Free Day Mendoza
Day 9 Flight to Buenos Aires - Departure  


If you want a vacation that combines fine food and drink with adventurous outdoor excursions, this nine-day itinerary is for you. It begins in Buenos Aires where you'll learn the art of the tango and visit a working ranch for a traditional BBQ. Then you're off to Mendoza, where on top of wine tours you'll also enjoy mountain hikes, whitewater rafting, and zip-line adventures. Read more

Recommended Itinerary for 10 Days

Puente del Inca also known as Inca's Bridge
Puente del Inca also known as Inca's Bridge
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Argentina Buenos Aires
Day 2 Explore Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 3 Tigre Delta by Boat - San Isidro Buenos Aires
Day 4 Estancia Experience in the Pampas Buenos Aires
Day 5 Transfer to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 6 Lujan de Cuyo Wine Experience Mendoza
Day 7 Uco Valley Wine Experience Mendoza
Day 8 Aconcagua Experience Mendoza
Day 9 Buenos Aires Cooking Lesson Buenos Aires
Day 10 Depart Argentina  


This tour offers the ultimate Argentinean food and wine experience while traveling through picturesque regions including Tigre Delta, Aconcagua Provincial Park, Inca's Bridge, and more. After arriving in Buenos Aires, you will try out the famous asado (meat grill), tour the bustling city, and at the end of the tour, return to Buenos Aires for a cooking lesson. In between, prepare to tour the best of Argentina's wine region in Mendoza and enjoy views of the Andes mountain range as well as visit an estancia in San Antonio de Areco for a culturally-enriching experience. Read more

Extended Itineraries

7-Day Itinerary Including Iguazu Falls

Discover breathtaking Iguazu Falls
Discover breathtaking Iguazu Falls
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires - Tango Show Buenos Aires
Day 2 Transfer to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 3 Luján de Cuyo Wine Experience Mendoza
Day 4 Tour Andes Region - Hike to Quebrada del Durazno Mendoza
Day 5 Transfer to Puerto Iguazu Iguazu Falls
Day 6 Iguazú National Park Iguazu Falls
Day 7 Brazilian Side Iguazú Falls - Departure  


Over seven days, you will discover some of the most spectacular natural wonders in Argentina, watch Tango dancers perform in Buenos Aires, and go wine-tasting at the foot of the Andes Mountains. You'll have one day to explore the vibrant city of Buenos Aires before traveling to the famous wine region, Mendoza, where you'll taste an array of different wines in the most spectacular settings during a Luján de Cuyo wine experience. You'll then travel high into the Andes and discover unforgettable viewpoints, towns, and a hike to Quebrada del Durazno before heading to Puerto Iguazú where you'll visit the famous Iguazú Falls from both the Argentina side and the Brazil side. Read more

10-Day Itinerary Including Bariloche and Puerto Iguazu

Nahuel Huapi Lake near Bariloche
Nahuel Huapi Lake near Bariloche
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore Buenos Aires
Day 2 Fly from Buenos Aires to Bariloche Bariloche
Day 3 Kayaking & Trekking on Mascardi Lake Bariloche
Day 4 Catamaran Tour of Victoria Island & Myrtle Forest Bariloche
Day 5 Fly from Bariloche to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 6 Mendoza Full-Day Wine Tour Mendoza
Day 7 Fly from Mendoza to Iguazú Falls Puerto Iguazu
Day 8 Explore Iguazú Falls (Argentine Side) Puerto Iguazu
Day 9 Explore Iguazú Falls (Brazilian Side) - Fly to Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 10 Depart Buenos Aires  


This 10-day itinerary highlights three of Argentina's most impressive natural wonders. Kicking off in Buenos Aires, you'll venture to Bariloche, surrounded by beautiful lakes and mountains—great for kayaking and hiking. Next is high-altitude Mendoza where you'll and take part in several wine tastings (especially Malbec). Finish at the Brazilian border to experience hundreds of waterfalls in both countries. Read more

12-Day Itinerary Including Salta

A Malbec vineyard in Mendoza
A Malbec vineyard in Mendoza
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore Buenos Aires
Day 2 Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza Mendoza
Day 3 Mendoza Wine Tour Mendoza
Day 4 Mendoza's High-Altitude Mountain Tour Mendoza
Day 5 Fly from Mendoza to Salta Salta
Day 6 Cafayate Tour & Wine Tasting Salta
Day 7 Jujuy Province & Salinas Grandes Excursion Salta
Day 8 Quebrada de Humahuaca Excursion Salta
Day 9 Fly from Salta to Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 10 The Argentine Culinary Experience Buenos Aires
Day 11 Gaucho Experience at Estancia Santa Susana Buenos Aires
Day 12 Depart Buenos Aires  


Experience the best of Argentina's culture, wine, cuisine, and Andean scenery on this 12-day tour. Begin by exploring the vibrant city of Buenos Aires and then fly to high-altitude Mendoza for Malbec tastings. Next, head to the colonial city of Salta—your jumping-off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and more vineyards in the country's far north before returning to the capital for horseback riding with gauchos. Read more

How to travel between Buenos Aires and Mendoza

Close to the Chilean border, Mendoza is located 650 miles (1,050 km) from Buenos Aires in a region known for producing most of Argentina's wine. The easiest way to travel between Buenos Aires and Mendoza is to book a flight from Aeroparque (AEP), but there are also long-distance buses that make the trip every day and take approximately 14 hours.  Read more

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Map of Buenos Aires & Mendoza: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Buenos Aires & Mendoza: Best Itinerary Ideas