Argentina Self-Drive Tours & Itineraries

Explore 6 self-drive trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Argentina.
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The road north from Mendoza passes through spectacular scenery
Map of Road Trip from Mendoza to Northern Argentina - 8 Days
Road Trip from Mendoza to Northern Argentina - 8 Days

One of the best ways to explore Argentina is on four wheels, giving you the chance to explore the country at your own pace while soaking in the country's spectacular natural scenery. This eight-day road trip takes you from the lively city of Mendoza to the polychromatic mountains of the north.

Argentina's majestic glaciers
Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 18 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 18 Days

Experience the vast marvels of Argentina on this adventure that will take you from vibrant Buenos Aires to majestic Patagonia and the desert plains. In Patagonia, you'll visit some of the largest glaciers in the region. You'll hike through the majestic beauty of the Lake District and then you'll travel to the far north and the colonial city of Salta. From there, you'll set off for a desert road trip, where you'll visit colonial towns and world-famous wine-producing regions.

Argentina's painted hills
Map of Road Trip Across Argentina's Deserts - 15 Days
Road Trip Across Argentina's Deserts - 15 Days

Independent-minded travelers will love this extensive itinerary that includes Argentina's capital, an unforgettable adventure in Patagonia, and a road trip and through the northern deserts. Start with cultural experiences in Buenos Aires before seeing glaciers and lakes in Patagonia. Then, end your trip with a self-drive tour of the far north and visit the painted mountains and indigenous ruins around Purmamarca and Salta.

Southern Patagonian Ice Field
Map of Ultimate Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Lake District, & More - 17 Days
Ultimate Argentina Road Trip: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Lake District, & More - 17 Days

For travelers who want an immersive experience in Argentina, this 17-day itinerary allows you to experience vibrant urban culture along with some of the country's top natural sites. Start your trip with tango and art in Buenos Aires before heading to see glaciers in Patagonia. Then, you'll transfer to the Lake District where you'll embark on hiking excursions and lake tours before ending your trip in the far north with an unforgettable desert road trip where you'll see painted mountains, indigenous ruins, and colonial towns.

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.

Majestic lakes in Bariloche
Map of Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 19 Days
Classic Argentina: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, and Salta - 19 Days

This exciting itinerary includes the best natural attractions in Argentina's north and south. After taking in the sights in Buenos Aires, you'll head to Patagonia, where you'll experience spectacular glaciers in El Calafate and lakes in Bariloche. Then, from the colonial city of Salta, you'll begin a road trip through rugged gorges, giant salt flats, and colorful deserts in the country's far north.