Argentina 5-Day Tours & Itineraries

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

Argentina may be the second-largest country in South America, but even with just five days you can see much of it. One option is to enjoy a culinary experience and cowboy outing in and around the capital of Buenos Aires. Or you could travel north, to the mesmerizing deserts around Salta and the Calchaquí Valley. If you want to see one of the great natural wonders of the western hemisphere, make a beeline from the capital to Iguazú Falls, which is located at the northern border with Brazil and Paraguay.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 5-day trips in Argentina.

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Plaza de Mayo Square
Map of Experience Buenos Aires - 5 Days
Experience Buenos Aires - 5 Days

The capital of Argentina is a Latin American/European hybrid like no other city on this earth. Buenos Aires' rich culture is exemplified in its neoclassical and baroque architecture, the cobbled streets of its old neighborhoods, and the visceral passion of the city's Porteño soccer fans. Get the best of this concrete jungle on a 5-day tour which explores the city and indulges in its rising food scene, not to mention allows time for tango dancing and horseback riding with real gaucho cowboys.

Contrasting colors in Purmamarca
Map of Argentina's Salta & Jujuy Province – 5 Days
Argentina's Salta & Jujuy Province – 5 Days

Discover why Salta is called 'La Linda' (the beautiful) on this 5-day tour of northwest Argentina. After arriving in Buenos Aires, you'll fly here and explore one of the best preserved colonial cities in South America. Then hit the road with an experienced guide and visit the giant salt flats and Humahuaca Gorge, as well as traditional Andean towns known for pre-Colombian history in the Jujuy Province. 

Contrasting colors in northern Argentina
Map of Argentina's Salta & Calchaquí Valley - 5 Days
Argentina's Salta & Calchaquí Valley - 5 Days

This 5-day itinerary explores a special area of northwest Argentina starting in Salta—one of the most beautiful colonial cities in South America (circa 16th century). From here, you’ll enjoy a scenic road-trip to the towns of Cachi and Cafayate, admiring colorful gorges, vineyards, and mountain villages with an experienced guide. Return to Salta for one more night to soak in the local culture before heading home.

Iguazu Falls
Map of Buenos Aires &  Iguazú Falls - 5 Days
Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 5 Days

This trip takes you through one of Argentina's most beautiful landscapes, Iguazú Falls. You'll start your tour in Argentina's cosmopolitan capital city of Buenos Aires, where you'll have a chance to explore the city's vibrant streets. Next, head north to Iguazú Falls, located on the borders of Brazil and Paraguay. Spend some quality time admiring the beauty and power of the falls before returning to Buenos Aires.

Argentina's Wine Country: Buenos Aires & Mendoza - 5 Days
Map of Argentina's Wine Country: Buenos Aires & Mendoza - 5 Days
Argentina's Wine Country: Buenos Aires & Mendoza - 5 Days

Take in the sights and tastes of Mendoza, Argentina's principal wine region on this quick 5-day tour. Located near the border with Chile, the Mendoza region produces the country's premier varietals, including Argentina's flagship: Malbec. Begin your adventure in the European-inspired capital of Buenos Aires and tour the city. Then, head off to Mendoza to enjoy vineyard tours and wine tastings as well as a kayaking excursion.

Views in Argentina's Lake District
Discover Bariloche & the Lake District - 5 Days

Discover the alpine charm of Bariloche and the strikingly beautiful scenery of Argentina's Lake District on this 5-day adventure. Base yourself in the picturesque lakefront town of Bariloche, enjoying its artisanal chocolate shops and Swiss-style architecture. You'll venture to the region's lakes and mountains each day, exploring the shoreline forests on horseback and sailing to islands covered with native forests. Return to Bariloche each evening to dine on local specialties like wild boar and freshly caught lake trout — the perfect way to end a day out in the wilderness!

Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 5 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 5 Days

There are few more family-friendly regions of Argentina than the area around the Patagonian town of Bariloche. The mountains, lakes, and gorgeous scenery of Nahuel Huapi National Park make it a no-brainer for parents looking to take their kids on an outdoor adventure. The fun begins with a walking tour of Buenos Aires before jetting off to Bariloche for nature hikes, kayak excursions, and lakeside picnics.

Cross the Aconcagua Mountain with horse assistance
Map of Trekking in Mendoza: Aconcagua Mountain Crossing - 5 Days
Trekking in Mendoza: Aconcagua Mountain Crossing - 5 Days

Few have the privilege of witnessing such a spectacle: the mythical south face of the Aconcagua Mountain. An imposing wall standing 9,843 feet (3000 m) high, there are huge glaciers and rocks that will leave even the most experienced climber breathless. This three-day trek of intermediate difficulty will let us get closer than ever before to the highest mountain in the Americas. Spend two nights in the “Confluencia” Base Camp, which is the route of many of the expeditions seeking to conquer the summit.

Iguazú Falls
Map of Explore Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 5 Days
Explore Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 5 Days

On this five-day trip, you’ll experience both the city life and the natural landscape of Argentina. Your vacation begins in the capital city of Buenos Aires to tour the local sites and burgeoning neighborhoods. Then, you’ll venture to Iguazú Falls—the largest waterfall system in the world—where you’ll enjoy views from both Argentina and Brazil. Finally, you’ll head back to Buenos Aires for a farewell night of local food and wine and a tango show.

Map of Discover Buenos Aires & Ushuaia - 5 Days
Discover Buenos Aires & Ushuaia - 5 Days

This brief holiday gives you an unforgettable day in Buenos Aires plus a few more in one of the most unspoiled regions on earth: Patagonia. From Argentina's capital, you'll fly to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, for excursions in Tierra del Fuego National Park. This includes hiking through virgin forest as well as taking a boat tour up the Beagle Channel.

Map of Argentina's Wine Country - 5 Days
Argentina's Wine Country - 5 Days

In five days you can tour the highlights of Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, plus take an epic wine tour of Mendoza. The nutrient-rich soil around this city in eastern Argentina is the stuff of legend, as it feeds the vineyards that produce the country's premier varietal: Malbec.  Beyond sampling great wine, you'll take a cooking class and learn to prepare authentic Argentine dishes.

Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 5 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 5 Days

If your goal is to ski the best destinations in the world, you can't miss Argentina. On this epic winter holiday, you'll arrive in Buenos Aires and learn about the city's culture and history on a walking tour. Next, you'll travel to the southern lakeside retreat of Bariloche where you'll hit the slopes and enjoy the best ski conditions in the nation.

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