Argentina 16-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 12 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Argentina.

Sixteen days allows you to plan more than a vacation and design a comprehensive Argentine experience. All of the nation’s highlights are yours to explore, from the capital of Buenos Aires to northern Iguazú Falls, to the furthest reaches of Patagonia, including Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city. You could also head west from the capital and enjoy a couple relaxing days sampling the famous Malbec wines of Mendoza before heading off to other regions.

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Mendoza, Argentina
Map of Argentina, Chile & Peru - 16 Days
Argentina, Chile & Peru - 16 Days

This 16-day itinerary combines cultural and historical highlights of Argentina, Chile, and Peru, from city life and wine tastings to the Incan Empire and natural scapes. Walk the bustling streets of Buenos Aires and taste Malbec in the wineries of Mendoza. Tour Santiago de Chile and gaze upon the snow-capped Andes. Immerse yourself in the Cusco region and discover the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.

Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days
Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 16 Days

Experience Argentina's top highlights during this all-encompassing 16-day itinerary. Begin your adventure in the capital city of Buenos Aires, then head south to the untamed wilds of Patagonia. At the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, you will visit remote ranches and walk on glaciers. On wildlife excursions, you'll spot southern right whales, orcas, and Magellanic penguins while traveling the same waterways as Charles Darwin. Then it's off to the largest waterfall system in the world—Iguazú Falls—before returning to Buenos Aires and ending your journey with an epic tango show.

The Salta Desert in Argentina
Map of Classic Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, & Salta - 16 Days
Classic Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, & Salta - 16 Days

Independent travelers can experience the beauty of two of Argentina's most beautiful and distinct regions on this adventure that will take you from grand glaciers to painted deserts. Start your trip with tango, art, and culture in Buenos Aires, then head to Patagonia for hiking and boat tours before relaxing in the Lake District. For the final portion of your trip, you'll pick up a rental car for a self-guided trip through the Salta deserts.

Argentina
Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, & Mendoza - 16 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, & Mendoza - 16 Days

This exciting 15-day itinerary highlights Argentina's top attractions, mixing urban culture, outdoor activities, and even wine tastings. After exploring Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia for glacier hikes and unique nature excursions near the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Finish the adventure in Argentina's wine region of Mendoza where you'll enjoy tastings and kayaking in the surrounding Andes.

View of Mt. Fitz Roy
Map of Argentina for Adventurers: El Calafate, El Chaltén, Ushuaia, Iguazú Falls  - 16 Days
Argentina for Adventurers: El Calafate, El Chaltén, Ushuaia, Iguazú Falls - 16 Days

This exciting itinerary highlights some of Argentina's most impressive natural wonders. After kicking things off in Buenos Aires, you'll venture to Patagonia to explore massive glaciers, hike near the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy, and partake in a range of outdoor activities in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. Finish in the far north, at the Brazilian border, where you'll explore the largest network of waterfalls in the Americas, Iguazú Falls.

A highway in Patagonia
Map of Best of Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Ushuaia - 16 Days
Best of Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, & Ushuaia - 16 Days

This 16-day itinerary is perfect for active travelers looking to experience the natural wonders of Patagonia. After three days in Buenos Aires, you'll transfer to El Calafate to hike glaciers before heading to El Chaltén for more extensive guided treks in the mountains. For the final leg, you'll transfer to Ushuaia for more hiking, canoeing, and a cruise to an island filled with penguins.

Hike to the mountains and lakes of Los Glaciares National Park
Extreme Patagonia: Glaciers, Mountains & Fjords - 16 Days

If you love adventure, nature, and active excursions, this 16-day itinerary is one for the bucket list. Journey to Argentina’s spectacular far south, where the remote destinations and gorgeous landscapes of Patagonia are waiting to be discovered. Trek the Perito Moreno Glacier, hike to azure lakes and rugged peaks in El Chaltén, and bike through winding river valleys. From Ushuaia, you’ll sail the Beagle Channel, canoe through the sub-antarctic forests of Tierra del Fuego, and hop over to Chile for a breathtaking cruise through icy fjords.

Enjoy vistas of glaciers in Argentine Patagonia
Map of Discover Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 16 Days
Discover Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate, El Chaltén, Bariloche - 16 Days

Designed for outdoor enthusiasts, this active itinerary will take you to the highlights of Argentine Patagonia. After a walking tour and a tango show in Buenos Aires, you'll head to El Calafate where you'll traverse the towering Perito Moreno glacier with a guide.  Next, you'll travel further south in Patagonia to El Chaltén for long hikes near the iconic Mount Fitz Roy. Then, you'll visit the charming city of Bariloche for a kayak tour on Lake Macardi.

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Map of Southern Patagonia - 16 Days
Southern Patagonia - 16 Days

Explore some of the most beautiful locales in Patagonia on this 16-day adventure. First, there's Los Glaciares National Park, in Argentina, where you'll take a boat trip on Lake Argentino to Perito Moreno Glacier. Next, you'll enjoy guided hikes in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park before heading to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, to do some trekking and penguin-spotting.

Patagonia
Map of Best of Buenos Aires and Patagonia, Argentina - 16 Days
Best of Buenos Aires and Patagonia, Argentina - 16 Days

This two-week adventure combines the best destinations in Argentina with a range of outdoor activities and wildlife-spotting excursions. Visit two incredible but very different cities—Buenos Aires and Ushuaia—plus two Patagonian national parks famous for glaciers and hiking trails. You'll also enjoy whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, and a visit to South America's largest Magellanic penguin colony.

Join an unforgettable ice trek across the Perito Moreno Glacier
Argentina Adventure: Buenos Aires & Patagonia - 16 Days

Trek, kayak, and canoe your way through Patagonia's most spectacular scenery on this active 16-day adventure. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll explore the capital by bike before heading south to the breathtaking Alpine landscapes of the Lakes District. Hop over to El Calafate to trek across ice fields and glaciers, then continue to the hiker's paradise of El Chaltén to discover a land of rugged peaks and pristine mountain lakes. After finding the "end of the world" on Tierra del Fuego's southern coast, return to Buenos Aires for a farewell evening of tango and local cuisine.

Rocky scenery and glacial lakes in Patagonia
Explore Buenos Aires, Mendoza, El Calafate & Torres del Paine - 16 Days

Located in the far reaches of South America, Patagonia is famous for its breathtaking natural scenery. Take your time exploring both the Argentinian and Chilean sides on this 16-day adventure around the region. First you'll get oriented in Buenos Aires, attending a tango show and day-tripping to the river delta of Tigre. Then continue to the renowned wine-growing region of Mendoza to sip and swirl Malbec on a winery tour. The trip takes you to Patagonia next, where you'll spend the bulk of the trip trekking on glaciers, hiking the legendary W circuit in Torres del Paine National Park, and horseback riding or kayaking outside El Calafate.

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