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1. Posted by materna (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

If you had two weeks in Argentina (Jan 23 - Feb7th 2007) what cities would you go to?

We fly into Buenos Aires and are up for visiting other countries or staying in Argentina.

We like to learn about other countries cultures, eat the food, talk with the people and see the natural beauty of the country. We also like to see the big cities and are open to trying new things

If you could provide an itinerary of the cities that we should hit up that would be great - Also if you could let us know the best way to get between cities and where to stay or any must do's of the country that would be great


2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Any plan to visit more than just (part of) Argentina is overambitious if two weeks is all you have.

What you could do, is the following.
BsAs, overnight bus to
Sierras de Cordoba
Sierras de Cordoba
Cordoba, overnight bus to
PN Nahuel Huapi
PN Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche, overnight bus to
Puerto Madryn
Peninsula Valdez
Peninsula Valdez, Pto Madryn, overnight bus to
Buenos Aires

Mind you, this is pretty ambitious already... plus you might want to do Iguazu falls as well...

have fun planning,
Niels (Amsterdam)

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You could find when you get to BA that you want to spend all of your two weeks there. I am in BA right now, have 3 weeks here more or less, and I wont even have scratched the surface!! Its a FANTASTIC city!! If I was you, I would spend at least a week in BA, then take a bus to Rosario (Che Guevara´s birthplace), continue on to Cordoba ( a very nice city....lovely architecture) and then from there up to Iguazu falls and back down to BA. YThat route is certainly doable in 2 weeks (comfortably). Trying to fit in anything else in such a short time is difficult!

You are going to LOVE Argentina!

4. Posted by materna (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Does this schedule work for 2 weeks
- Buenos Aires - 9 nights
- Uruguay - 3 nights
and Mendoza - 3 nights

- Is there a place/ city that is a must see that we could add? Is this too much time in each place?

5. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Even though I can easily spend a full year in BsAs, I'd say that this is a waste of valuable travelling time.

If you don't feel like rushing around (as you would have to do when following my earlier itinerary), make sure that you at least go and see Iguazu up north; it is not to be missed. Also, I'd sooner recommend going to Cordoba than to Mendoza, but that's a matter of personal taste I guess. In any case, your new plan involves just cities, and no nature...


6. Posted by materna (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I agree - I would like to spend some time in nature. I just dont want to be rushing all over the place - I would like a nice mix of city / nature

- why do you say cordoba is better then mendoza?

thanks for all the tips by the way

7. Posted by sdaltrey (Budding Member 68 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


Argentina is a big country so two weeks is short to cover a lot of the country. I did a loop of the north during a couple of weeks. What I did was roughly this.

1 arrive Buenos Aires
2 Buenos Aires, see some sites, nightlife
3 Buenos Aires sites, fly to Iguazu
4 visit the Iguazu falls
5 bus overnight to Salta(20 hours roughly)
6 visit Salta
7 travel and visit Juyuy
8 explore a bit more of Juyuy, then travel back to salta and onto Cafeyate
9 Visit the vineyards of Cafeyate and experience small town Argentina.
10 travel to Cordoba and see a few sites
11 visit Sierra de Cordoba for treking
12 Cordoba and travel 8 - 10 hours to Buenos Aires.
13 Buenos Aires
14 Buenos Aires to home

This is pushing it a bit, but you may find that as you travel you might want to stay in places longer. I found that the small towns were great to hang out with the locals and experience their culture.

I can give you more detailed help on each location if you need it too.


8. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Maybe you would consider starting in Buenos Aires for a few nights and then go to Mendoza for a couple of days, then up to Salta, Tucuman and the Hamhuaca Valley for a few days before returning to Buenos Aires via Cordoba for a couple of days after which time 2 weeks would have flown past!

There'll be so much to see and do, good luck with fitting it all!

9. Posted by cat009 (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Iguazu is a must in my book.
Just spent 2 months in SA and this was definitely one of the highlights.

BA, Mendoza and Salta were all great as well.

10. Posted by materna (Budding Member 4 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

thanks for all the tips

what airline do you recommend getting flights for going to Iguazu (From B.A) or around the country?

Or is a bus the best way to go

Look like the cities to hit our
Iguazu Falls

- Anyone recommend the best order to go about visiting these cities - I would like at least 3 or 4 days in B.A