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How Many Days Should You Spend in Argentina?

With 10 to 14 days in Argentina, you can spend time getting to know two main regions plus Buenos Aires, one of the world's great cities. Hear the mammoth Iguazú Falls roar in the north, or visit the western city of Mendoza—ground zero for wine lovers. Those with more time should consider spending much of it in the wilds of Patagonia, and those with less than a week should stick to the capital and surrounds.

Inspiring landscapes in Argentina's colorful northwest
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5 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With five days in Argentina, you can focus on a single region or visit two: thanks to the frequency of domestic flights, you can start and end your trip in Buenos Aires and also spend a few days in wine country or a national park. Explore the famed wine region of Mendoza, road-trip around the colorful northwest, see the spectacular waterfalls at Iguazú, view whales and penguins in the wild, and enjoy wine and tango in the capital city with the options below.

Puerto Madero neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Six days is a quick trip to Argentina—you'll want to focus on regional exploration to make the most of your time. Combine a day of tango and touring Buenos Aires with a journey through Mendoza's wine country or the wonder of Iguazú Falls. Another option is to head south to Patagonia; choose between the diverse marine ecosystem of Puerto Madryn, seeing the Perito Moreno Glacier up close in El Calafate, or traveling all the way down to the Ushuaia, the Southernmost city in the world.

Iguazu Falls
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7 Days in Argentina - 7 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have a week to spend in Argentina, it makes sense to visit more than one destination. On these seven unique itineraries, you'll start in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, then venture to the trekking and skiing hub around Bariloche, the wildlife paradise of Puerto Madryn, and the colorful landscapes of Argentina's northwest—between the city and the great outdoors, you'll get the best of both worlds.

Puerto Madero neighborhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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8 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Eight days in Argentina gives you time to explore more of the country, from the glaciers of Patagonia to the crashing waters of Iguazú Falls. Fill your vacation with outdoor adventures like hiking through alpine forests, or relax with a glass of Malbec in Mendoza's vineyards with these five unique itinerary ideas that cover the country from north to south.

Landscape in Salta Province, Argentina
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9 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Nine days gives you plenty of time to see more of Argentina. Head north to Brazilian border to see the Iguazú Falls up close, or combine a visit to the Perito Moreno glacier with a few days hiking through the rugged mountains of Patagonia. For a more leisurely trip, head to Mendoza—Argentina's wine capital—to taste wines and tour vineyards, before hopping up north to Salta to explore the nearby salt flats.

Salinas Grandes Salt Flats near Jujuy
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10 Days in Argentina - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With ten days to spend in Argentina, you have enough time to visit several destinations. Combine Buenos Aires with the wine region of Mendoza, the wildlife paradise of Patagonia, the colorful landscapes of the northwest, or the famous Iguazú waterfalls, or focus your time on a single region or activity, like trekking around Salta or hiking in Patagonia. Find out how with these six unique itineraries.

Iguazú Falls
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11 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With eleven days you'll have the time to see more of Argentina and explore several regions on a single trip. Opt for a classic itinerary that hits Argentina's scenic highlights, from Iguazú Falls in the north to glaciers and mountains of Patagonia. Or spend a couple of days sipping wine in Mendoza, home to Argentina's famous Malbec wines. For a more luxurious experience, head off the beaten path and explore Salta, Cachi, and Cafayate in the north. Get inspired with these five itinerary ideas.

Seven colored mountain near Purmamarca, Argentina
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12 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With twelve days to spend in Argentina, you'll have plenty of time to explore more than one region of this vast and varied country. Head to the edge of the world and visit the penguins in Ushuaia, look down on the crashing magnitude of Iguazú Falls, feel the icy vastness of the Perito Moreno glacier, or snorkel with sea lions on these five unique itineraries that cover all of the country's highlights.

Boardwalk in Iberá Wetlands
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13 Days in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With thirteen days to spend in Argentina, you'll have the time to explore several regions and see more of the country. Opt for an itinerary that covers Argentina's natural highlights like Perito Moreno glacier and Iguazú Falls, or go on a wine tour in Mendoza, home of the famous Malbec varietal. If you want to relax, head to an ecotourism lodge in the Iberá Wetlands. Learn more with these five itinerary ideas.

Walking around the waterfalls at Iguazú
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2 Weeks in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Argentina's a large country, but with two weeks to spend, you can get to know several regions in one trip. On these five unique itineraries, you'll sail around glaciers in Patagonia, road-trip through the colorful scenery of the northwest, sip locally produced wine in Mendoza, and hike through the jungle to the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Iguazú.

Buenos Aires
How Many Days Should You Spend in Buenos Aires?

Buenos Aires is a romantic Latin American capital whose highlights, like the Presidential Palace, you can see in 24 hours. With three days you can tour the historic neighborhoods of Palermo and San Telmo plus visit a cowboy ranch. And if you've got a week here you can round out the experience with cooking classes and a trip to a charming river town. The options are many, because just as Hemingway once described Paris, Buenos Aires is a moveable feast.