Argentina 9-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 22 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Argentina.

With nine days you should have just enough time to visit the major highlights of Argentina, including the capital, Patagonian glaciers in the south, and even some northern landmarks. You could start in Buenos Aires and enjoy some tango culture before heading to El Calafate, gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, and then up to Iguazú Falls. One popular and rewarding tour would be to make a loop from Buenos Aires east to Mendoza and wine country, then head north to the deserts and painted mountains around Salta.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 9-day trips in Argentina.

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View of Buenos Aires
Map of Argentina & Chile's Capital Cities - 9 Days
Argentina & Chile's Capital Cities - 9 Days

Santiago de Chile boasts a one-of-a-kind location, sprawling below some of the highest peaks of the Andes range, providing a breathtaking city backdrop. Fabulous Buenos Aires, the most European of South America's cities is world famous for its tango, restaurants, vibrant nightlife, fashion and traditional cafés. You'll experience both of these dynamic cities on this 9-day itinerary, enjoying not only urban culture but beaches, an Argentine ranch and the quirky seaside town of Valparaíso.

Two rapid waterfalls on the Argentine side
Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú - 9 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia & Iguazú - 9 Days

This diverse 9-day tour combines top destinations in Argentina for a trip that won't disappoint. Start by experiencing the cosmopolitan bustle of Buenos Aires before you fly south to El Calafate for a number of spectacular glaciers, which you'll see by land and boat. Then, fly north to the Brazilian border (and warmer weather) to explore Iguazú Falls—the largest waterfall system in the world.

Vineyards of Mendoza in autumn.
Map of Exploring the Wine Regions of Argentina & Chile - 9 Days
Exploring the Wine Regions of Argentina & Chile - 9 Days

Malbec or Carménère? Torrontés or Sauvignon Blanc? You won't have to choose between varietals on this enviable itinerary: a nine-day schedule taking you to the best wine-growing regions on both sides of the Andes. From the sun-drenched landscapes of Mendoza, Argentina, to the coastal vineyards of Chile's Casablanca Valle, you'll see (and taste) it all.

A desert sunset near Salta
Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, & Salta - 9 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Mendoza, & Salta - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in Argentina's sights, tastes, and rhythms on this 10-day adventure. Begin by exploring the culture of Buenos Aires with a guided tour and tango lesson. Next, venture to high-altitude Mendoza and take part in several wine tastings (especially Malbec). Finish in the colonial city of Salta—your jumping off point for rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and painted deserts in the country's far north.

Mount Fitz Roy
Map of El Calafate & El Chalten Grand Tour - 9 Days
El Calafate & El Chalten Grand Tour - 9 Days

Explore the rugged beauty of the icy wilderness of Patagonia on this adventure-filled 9-day itinerary that loops down from Buenos Aires through El Calafate and El Chaltén. Start off by learning about the culture of Argentina with a tour and tango show in Buenos Aires. Then, travel south to see the famous Perito Moreno glacier up close, raft down the Rio de las Vueltas, and hike on top of the secluded Cagliero glacier. 

A stunning section of the Iguazú Falls
Map of Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 9 Days
Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 9 Days

This exciting 9-day itinerary fuses Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital with the Iguazú Falls. Kick off in Buenos Aires where you'll explore neoclassical architecture, buzzing neighborhoods, and urban escapes by foot, boat, and bicycle. Next, fly north to the Brazilian border to experience hundreds of waterfalls in both countries. Circle back to the big city for a tango performance to complete the adventure.

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Map of Argentina Wildlife & Nature - 9 Days
Argentina Wildlife & Nature - 9 Days

Get ready for a wildlife adventure in Argentina that Dr. Doolittle would approve of. You'll start with a couple days enjoying Buenos Aires and then fly to an eco-habitat in Patagonia that's home to a diverse array of marine mammals and exotic birds. You'll do more than merely view them, as you go snorkeling in waters abounding with those sea lions plus take a walk alongside Magellanic penguins.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Mendoza & Patagonia - 9 Days
Classic Argentina: Mendoza & Patagonia - 9 Days

In a mere nine days, you can experience four of the most beautiful locales in Argentina. The first is nation's chic capital of Buenos Aires, from which you'll travel to Mendoza to sample the region's famous Malbec wine. Then you'll fly to El Calafate, home to the mammoth El Perito Moreno Glacier before finishing the trip in Tierra del Fuego with a boat trip down the Beagle Channel, just like Charles Darwin.

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Map of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 9 Days
Buenos Aires, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 9 Days

Discover Argentina's virtues on a nine-day vacation that mixes city tours with wine tastings and excursions to natural wonders. It begins in Buenos Aires where you'll witness a live tango show, and it continues in Mendoza with wine tours of this famous viticulture region. Finally, you'll travel north to Iguazú Falls where you'll appreciate this awe-inspiring wonder from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.

Sunset over the Río de la Plata in Buenos Aires
Explore the Río de la Plata: Buenos Aires, Colonia & Montevideo - 9 Days

A vast estuary that separates Argentina and Uruguay, the Río de la Plata is one of South America's most vital waterways. This 9-day itinerary takes you to both shores, discovering the tango culture of Buenos Aires, touring the colorful, cobbled streets of Colonia del Sacramento, and ending in the eclectic Uruguayan capital of Montevideo.

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Map of Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 9 Days
Argentine Wildlife & Glaciers Adventure - 9 Days

Imagine a Patagonian adventure where you walk with penguins, swim with sea lions, and hike across the surface of a glacier. You'll do all this and more on a nine-day trip to Argentine Patagonia. It begins in Buenos Aires, and from there you'll visit the exotic marine mammals of the southern Atlantic coast before heading to El Calafate and embarking on an ice hike you'll never forget. 

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Map of Discover Northern Argentina - 9 Days
Discover Northern Argentina - 9 Days

Discover one of the most beautiful areas of Argentina: the Salta region. After a self-guided tour of Buenos Aires you'll fly to the far north and hike along the edge of one of the largest waterfall systems in the world, Iguazú Falls. Then you'll travel east to the colonial city of Salta where you'll explore nearby salt flats and enjoy a wine tour of the Calchaquí Valley, one of Argentina's most productive viticulture regions.

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Map of Buenos Aires & Salta Adventure - 9 Days
Buenos Aires & Salta Adventure - 9 Days

On this nine-day vacation, you'll embark on exciting day trips from two of Argentina's most beautiful cities: Buenos Aires and Salta. The adventure begins in the capital where you'll enjoy city tours plus a visit to a country cattle ranch for horse shows and a traditional BBQ. You'll then head north to the colonial city of Salta and discover its painted hills and expansive salt flats on 4x4 tours of the region. 

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Map of Discover Buenos Aires & Ushuaia - 9 Days
Discover Buenos Aires & Ushuaia - 9 Days

Venture far enough down in Argentine Patagonia and you'll arrive at the southernmost city in the world, Ushuaia. Over nine unforgettable days, you'll make excursions from this port city to nearby national parks for nature hikes and boat rides. You'll also kick off the trip with memorable times in Buenos Aires that include a trip to a nearby river town plus seeing an authentic tango show. 

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Map of Los Glaciares & Torres del Paine - 9 Days
Los Glaciares & Torres del Paine - 9 Days

When people think of Patagonia they think of ancient glaciers, alpine forests, snow-capped granite peaks, and vast expanses of unspoiled nature. You'll experience all of it over nine days in both Argentina and Chile that will take you from Buenos Aires to Chile's premier national park, Torres del Paine. Along the way, you'll enjoy some of the most memorable nature hikes and excursions the world has to offer.

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Map of Argentina Ski Adventure - 9 Days
Argentina Ski Adventure - 9 Days

On this nine-day ski holiday, you'll jet from Buenos Aires to Argentina's southern lakeside retreat of Bariloche, home to the best skiing in the nation. Then you'll venture further south into Patagonia, where you'll sail the same waters as Charles Darwin and walk with Magellanic penguins. The trip ends with a return to Buenos Aires for a live tango show before catching your flight back home.

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Map of Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 9 Days
Classic Argentina: Patagonia, Mendoza, & Iguazú - 9 Days

In just nine days you can experience the highlights of the most beautiful regions of Argentina. After a kick-off tour of Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia and embark on nature hikes and kayak trips around Bariloche. Then you'll jet to Mendoza for wine tours before finishing the trip even further north in the jungles near the Brazilian border and the great natural wonder that is Iguazú Falls

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Map of Buenos Aires & Mendoza - 9 Days
Buenos Aires & Mendoza - 9 Days

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.

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Map of Patagonia Adventure: Los Glaciares National Park & Fitz Roy - 9 Days
Patagonia Adventure: Los Glaciares National Park & Fitz Roy - 9 Days

Take a break from the daily grind and escape to a place where there isn't an office in sight: Patagonia. You'll visit the highlights of this unspoiled wilderness in Argentina, including the glaciers around El Calafate and the iconic Mt. Fitz Roy, where you'll embark on nature hikes. Beyond that, you'll get to have some city fun in Buenos Aires plus travel up the Río de la Plata to a beautiful river town.

A bright blue glacier in Patagonia
Discover the Highlights of Patagonia - 9 Days

Journey around Patagonia on this exciting 9-day adventure around the region's famous glaciers, lakes, and mountains! Spend a day sightseeing in Buenos Aires before exploring the Perito Moreno glacier near El Calafate. After this unique ice trekking excursion, you'll move on to the hiking trails around El Chaltén and see the iconic Mount Fitz Roy up close. Finally, you'll travel onward to the Lake District, where you'll enjoy several days exploring Lake Nahuel Huapi and its surroundings on kayak trips and hikes.

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Map of Buenos Aires & Calafate Exploration - 9 Days
Buenos Aires & Calafate Exploration - 9 Days

On this nine-day adventure, you'll discover two uniquely beautiful locales in Argentina. The first is Buenos Aires, and not only will you tour its historic streets but you'll also make day trips to river towns and country ranches. Then you're off to the Southern Patagonian Ice Field where you'll travel to the most incredible glacier on the continent, Perito Moreno, and marvel at its beauty.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 9 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 9 Days

Get ready for nine days in two of Argentina's most exciting regions. You and the family will arrive in Buenos Aires where you'll discover the culture on a walking tour as well as by sampling its cuisine and seeing a live tango performance. Then the outdoor adventures begin when you jet to Patagonia and the alpine town of Bariloche, from which you'll embark on nature hikes, kayak trips, and whitewater rafting excursions.

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