Argentina Family Travel

Taking your kids on a family-friendly trip to Argentina offers a chance to share memorable experiences and explore a new culture together. To help you plan your Argentine adventure, kimkim has some helpful advice and week-long itineraries worth perusing. If you're flexible with the duration of your trip, check out our other itineraries catered to travelers with kids, such as this 5-day adventure in Patagonia or this 10-day journey from Buenos Aires to Bahia Bustamente

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Father and son enjoying the gorgeous view of iguazu falls in argentina
Map of 2 Weeks in Argentina - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
2 Weeks in Argentina - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks as a family in Argentina, you can explore the highlights surrounding Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Ushuaia on a slower-paced family trip or stretch the kids' comfort zone while getting up close to nature on a well-rounded cities, glaciers, and waterfalls-focused trip. Families with younger children will love an animal and outdoor fun-focused trip, and if you'd like to see it all, a two-week top-to-bottom trip complete with time in Iguazú Falls National Park and Ushuaia will do the trick.

Bond with your children as you watch whales breaching off the coast of Argentina's Puerto Pirámides
Map of 10 Days in Argentina - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
10 Days in Argentina - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

With 10 days in Argentina, you can easily cover three destinations with kids in tow. Start in the capital of Buenos Aires before going on a family marine-life safari in Puerto Madryn or up to the majestic Iguazú Falls. Travel to Bariloche or Calafate's Los Glaciares National Park for some Patagonia. Farther south, kids will love visiting a penguin colony island from Ushuaia. If your family is more nature and wildlife-oriented, add in Bahía Bustamante, and for more wildlife, head to Salta's salt-crusted plains.

Let the kids live the gaucho life on a ranch outside of Buenos Aires
Map of 1 Week in Argentina - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Argentina - 5 Family-Friendly Itinerary Ideas

One week with the family in Argentina is enough time to visit two to three locales. Families visiting for the first time can combine Buenos Aires culture with outdoor adventures in Patagonia and Iguazú National Park. In contrast, foodie families can attend a cowboy barbecue near Buenos Aires and take a kid-friendly cooking class in Mendoza. Animal-loving kids can enjoy whale watching on the Valdés Peninsula or walking with penguins near Ushuaia. The flexibility of the Ushuaia itinerary is particularly suited to families with little ones.

Magellanic penguin family at Peninsula Valdes
Family Travel in Argentina: Tips & Itinerary Ideas

Argentina seems tailor-made for family travel. Not only is the culture welcoming to children, but there's plenty for kids to see and do. Explore the urban parks and ice cream shops of Buenos Aires, watch whales off the Atlantic coast, or hike past some of the most magnificent waterfalls in the world in Argentina's north with this guide.

Argentina family-friendly itineraries

Tronador Mountain near Bariloche
Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 7 Days

Discover Argentina's best family-friendly highlights on this weeklong itinerary. Begin with a walking tour of metropolitan Buenos Aires, visiting the city's most famous sites in an interactive setting. Next, you're off to the Lake District and the famous alpine city of Bariloche, where you'll enjoy kayaking, hiking, and whitewater rafting down the Río Manso. Finally, return to the capital city for one more day of food and fun.

Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 8 Days
Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 8 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 8 Days

Argentina is a destination that's fun for the entire family. During this action-packed adventure, you'll discover some of the country's best family-friendly highlights. Begin your adventure by exploring the metropolitan capital of Buenos Aires on foot, visiting the city's most famous sites while learning about its rich history. Then it's off to the Lake District and the famous alpine city of Bariloche. Here you'll enjoy nature hikes, kayaking excursions, and even a whitewater rafting trip down the Río Manso. Finally, you'll return to Buenos Aires where you'll indulge in city life one more day before returning home.

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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.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 6 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 6 Days

The perfect family vacation to Argentina combines city activities with adventures in the great outdoors. This brisk six-day itinerary offers precisely that as you and the brood will discover Buenos Aires on walking tours before jetting south to the Lake District and the alpine resort city of Bariloche. From there you'll explore the surrounding lakes and mountains plus brave the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip.

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Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche  - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 10 Days

If you're looking for the ideal South American country in which to enjoy the perfect family vacation, look no further than Argentina. This 10-day itinerary kicks off with a tango show in the capital of Buenos Aires followed by a trip to the countryside to a working cowboy ranch. Then you'll fly south to the lake town of Bariloche and venture into Patagonia for kayak trips, nature hikes, and a whitewater rafting trip.

Explore the stunning vineyards and olive orchards in the foothills of the Andes
Map of Relaxed Family Tour in Argentina: Buenos Aires & Mendoza - 7 Days
Relaxed Family Tour in Argentina: Buenos Aires & Mendoza - 7 Days

Spend a fun-filled week in Argentina on this adventurous yet relaxed family tour. You'll start in bustling Buenos Aires, exploring the city's historic neighborhoods and living the life of a gaúcho on a working ranch. Then, it's off to the lush hills of Mendoza, where the kids will learn to make South American cuisine while the adults try the region's best wines. You'll also be able to take some wild zipline rides through the forests of Villavicencio or soak in the thermal hot springs in Cacheuta to finish the trip.

Bariloche
Map of Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 4 Days
Family Adventure in Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 4 Days

With its abundance of national parks and myriad city attractions, Argentina is fun for the entire family. During this action-packed adventure, you'll explore the capital of Buenos Aires and embark on day trips around the famous alpine city of Bariloche. One of these is an ascent up a mountain for epic views of Lago Nahuel Huapi, after which you'll return to Buenos Aires for the flight home.

Your kids are sure to be wowed by the scenery in Argentine Patagonia
Map of Argentina for Families: Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Iguazú Falls - 7 Days
Argentina for Families: Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Iguazú Falls - 7 Days

This family-themed itinerary lets you experience three distinct areas of Argentina on an action-packed weeklong tour. Kids and parents alike will love walking the colorful streets of Buenos Aires, cruising through the dramatic glacial landscape of Argentine Patagonia, and admiring the tropical force of Iguazú National Park. You'll even walk across the border to Brazil to end a trip that will surely have your family talking for years to come.

Finish the trip with a scenic drive in the Salta region
Map of Family Adventure in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazú & Salta - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazú & Salta - 10 Days

This kid-friendly yet adventurous itinerary is your family's perfect introduction to the natural and cultural highlights of Argentina. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll mix urban experiences with a day trip to a ranch for a taste of gaucho life. From there, explore the thrilling Iguazú Falls—and surrounding wildlife parks—before finishing your holiday amid the towering alpine scenery and salt-crusted plains of the Salta region.

Take your family into Argentina's most spectacular scenery
Map of Family-Friendly Argentina: Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Ushuaia - 10 Days
Family-Friendly Argentina: Buenos Aires, El Calafate & Ushuaia - 10 Days

Explore the wonders of Argentina on this exciting 10-day family adventure. It all starts in Buenos Aires, where local guides will show you the colorful streets and take you to the countryside to live the life of a real Argentinian gaucho. Then, it's off to southern Patagonia's awe-inspiring glaciers and mountains, where you'll hike and paddle, watch massive glacier ice crashing into the sea, and get up close to curious penguins.

See the mighty waterfalls at Iguazú
Map of Argentina Family Adventure: Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls  - 7 Days
Argentina Family Adventure: Buenos Aires & Iguazú Falls - 7 Days

Experience the family-friendly highlights of Argentina on this active weeklong itinerary. Start in vibrant Buenos Aires, where you'll dive into local culture and cuisine with a family cooking class. Then, it's off to Iguazú Falls for hiking among crashing waterfalls on the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the park. You'll also visit three countries at once at the Triple Frontier, meet tropical birds, and return to Buenos Aires in time for a bicycle tour to complete the adventure.

Let your kids get close to Magellan penguins and observe their interactions
Map of Family Fun in Argentina: Buenos Aires & the Valdés Peninsula - 7 Days
Family Fun in Argentina: Buenos Aires & the Valdés Peninsula - 7 Days

Experience Argentina's top sights—and wildlife—on this unforgettable family getaway. Kickoff in vibrant Buenos Aires, where you'll take guided excursions on foot and by bike. Then, head to the shores of the Valdés Peninsula for whale watching and to visit the largest Magellan penguin reserve in the world. You'll also ride a Zodiac boat in search of dolphins before returning to Buenos Aires for some street markets and a river cruise to finish the adventure.

Begin and end your Argentina adventure in colorful Buenos Aires
Map of Family-Friendly Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 14 Days
Family-Friendly Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Iguazú Falls - 14 Days

Experience the best of Argentina on this safe and adventurous family tour. Kick off the two-week trip in Buenos Aires to walk through historic neighborhoods and ride horses like a gaucho on a working ranch. Then, head south to Patagonia for hiking, kayaking, and wildlife cruises near the "end of the world." If that's not enough, finish in the far north to see tropical rainforests and waterfalls at Iguazú Falls, meet toucans, and spend time in a native Guarani community.

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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.

Experience South America's iconic birdlife at the Iguazú Falls
Map of Family Adventure in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn & Iguazú Falls - 10 Days
Family Adventure in Argentina: Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn & Iguazú Falls - 10 Days

For a thrilling mix of culture, wildlife, and scenery that is easily doable with kids, a trip to Argentina is just the ticket. You and the kids will tango and bike your way through Buenos Aires before heading to Puerto Madryn, the gateway to one of the world's most exciting wildlife areas. See whales, sea lions, and penguins up close before visiting Puerto Iguazú and its stunning waterfalls. Head back to Buenos Aires for one more day of big-city thrills and local ice cream to finish the adventure.

The kids will love life on a traditional Argentine estancia
Map of Outdoor Family Fun in Argentina : Buenos Aires, San Antonio de Areco & Patagonia - 14 Days
Outdoor Family Fun in Argentina : Buenos Aires, San Antonio de Areco & Patagonia - 14 Days

On the lookout for a family adventure? This trip to Argentina will provide you with an abundance of kid-friendly thrills. In just two weeks, you'll experience big-city culture and color in Buenos Aires, try out gaucho life in San Antonia de Areco, and see some of Patagonia's most striking wildlife and scenery. Learn to cook Argentine-style, practice your cowboy skills, climb mountains, and cruise next to glaciers, whales, and dolphins.

Encounter waddling penguins in various locations on this adventure
Map of Family Tour of Argentina: Culture, Glaciers & Wildlife - 14 Days
Family Tour of Argentina: Culture, Glaciers & Wildlife - 14 Days

Immerse your family in Argentina's culture and natural wonders on this exciting two-week tour that hopscotches all over the country. Start off in Buenos Aires, where you'll explore the colorful neighborhoods and live the life of a gaucho on a working ranch. Next, you're off to see the waterfalls on the Brazilian border and breaching whales on the Valdés Peninsula. Finish in Patagonia, at the literal end of the world, where kids can spot penguins and sea lions on a canoe ride through Tierra del Fuego.

Explore cities and glaciers in Argentina
Map of Argentina Family Discovery: Culture, Nature & Wildlife - 14 Days
Argentina Family Discovery: Culture, Nature & Wildlife - 14 Days

This 14-day family excursion takes you from bustling urban streets to remote mountains and glaciers, starting in Argentina's capital of Buenos Aires. Tour the city's historic neighborhoods and spend a day learning all about gaucho life on a working ranch, then head to Iguazú National Park for crashing waterfalls, wildlife, and ancient ruins. Explore Bariloche's Isla Victoria and Arrayanes Forest, ending your Argentina adventure in El Calafate with breathtaking views of Perito Moreno Glacier.

Tour cities and mountains in Argentina with your family
Map of Family Exploration of Argentina: Cities, Mountains & Wildlife - 7 Days
Family Exploration of Argentina: Cities, Mountains & Wildlife - 7 Days

This seven-day Argentina family adventure starts in the vibrant capital city of Buenos Aires, where you'll visit notable landmarks, walk the cobblestone streets of colorful neighborhoods, and see a live tango performance. Then, it's off to the mountains and waterways of Ushuaia—Tierra del Fuego's "End of the World." Ride a vintage steam engine into the depths of Tierra del Fuego National Park, visit Sea Lion Island and say hello to sunbathing sea lions, and walk with penguins on the shores of Martillo Island.

Spot breaching right whales off the coast of Puerto Madryn on this family adventure
Map of Family Tour of Argentina: Culture, Natural Wonders & Wildlife - 10 Days
Family Tour of Argentina: Culture, Natural Wonders & Wildlife - 10 Days

This epic 10-day family adventure combines urban culture, wildlife viewing, and stunning Patagonian scenery. Start off in Buenos Aires, where you'll tour historic neighborhoods, see amazing street art, and go horseback riding at a real Argentinian ranch. Then it's off to the Valdés Peninsula, where the kids can spot whales and hang out with a massive penguin colony. You'll also relax at a coastal lodge, sail to a historic cove, and pet fluffy sheep at a local farm.

Finish your trip surrounded by nature in Argentina's Patagonia region
Map of Argentina Family Tour: Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazú & Bariloche - 10 Days
Argentina Family Tour: Buenos Aires, Puerto Iguazú & Bariloche - 10 Days

This 10-day family tour of Argentina offers urban walking tours, tropical waterfalls, and nature activities in the Patagonia region. Start the adventure in vibrant Buenos Aires, where you'll explore historic neighborhoods and cruise the rivers of El Tigre. Then, it's off to Puerto Iguazú for kid-friendly hikes to Brazilian and Argentinian waterfalls. Next, fly to Bariloche, Argentina's own "Little Switzerland" (with delicious chocolate), where you'll explore the ancient mysteries of the Arrayanes Forest.

Get out in the water on Patagonia's lakes and rivers
Map of Argentina Family Adventure: Cities, Glaciers, Waterfalls & More - 14 Days
Argentina Family Adventure: Cities, Glaciers, Waterfalls & More - 14 Days

Families seeking adventure, magnificent natural wonders, and world-class wine should look no further than this two-week itinerary that spans Argentina from Patagonia to the tropical north. Get your groove in tango-obsessed Buenos Aires before encountering the mighty Perito Merino Glacier and the thundering Iguazú Falls. From cowboy ranches to vineyards, and secluded lakes to the foothills of the Andes, you'll experience memories to cherish with this trip of a lifetime.