Best Places To Visit In Argentina
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At over 1 million square miles (or almost 3 million square kilometers), Argentina is the 8th largest country in the world by area. As one can imagine with a country this size, there are a lot of places to visit in Argentina. As someone who finds Argentina very near and dear to her heart, these are my top five places to see while visiting Argentina.
5 Best Places To Visit In Argentina :
1. Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires
The Recoleta Cemetary is known to be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world. It is the final resting place for some of Argentina’s most notable and wealthiest people. This includes former presidents and Noble Prize winners. The most famous tomb in the Recoleta Cemetary belongs to Eva Perón, the wife to Argentine President Juan Perón and First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. Eva Perón became famous internationally through pop culture following her death, most notably when Madonna was cast to portray her in the movie Evita.
The cemetery is free to visit and is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. Visitors should plan to spend at least a couple hours at the Recoleta Cemetery wandering aimlessly through the endless rows of tombs.
2. Iguazu Falls
Iguazu Falls are waterfalls on the Iguazu River that borders both Argentina and Brazil. This waterfall system is the largest in the world and Niagara Falls is dwarfed in it’s comparison. To get to Iguazu Falls, travelers will need to take the 1 hour 45-minute direct flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu. Visitors can stay in Puerto Iguazu, which is about 20 km from the national park entrance to the falls.
There are numerous hiking trails that wind through the park with several lookout points to see the falls. Visitors should plan to spend at least 1 night at Iguazu Falls to fully enjoy one of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.
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3. Cerro Campanario in Bariloche
Bariloche is located in Patagonia along the Argentina-Chile border. Known for its lake region and snowcapped mountains, Bariloche is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Argentina. Travelers should plan to visit Bariloche for at least a couple of days during their trip to Argentina. You can easily get there by taking a 2-hour flight from Buenos Aires.
While there is a lot to do and see in Bariloche, one of the most important thing is experiencing its beauty from numerous viewpoints throughout the area. While there are several viewpoints to choose from, nothing quite compares to that of the views from Cerro Campanario.
Cerro Campanario is located about 17 km from the center of Bariloche. It is located on a road that winds along Lago (Lake) Nahuel Huapo, which is one of the largest lakes in the region. While visitors to Cerro Campanario can take the 30-minute hike to the top, there is also a chair lift that can quickly transport visitors to the viewpoint.
At the top, there are 360-degree panoramic views of the entire region, complete with it’s deep blue-colored lakes and snow-capped mountain peaks. Visitors can easily spend a couple hours taking in Bariloche’s beauty from the several viewpoints at the top of Cerro Campanario.
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4. Isla Martillo in Ushuaia
Ushuaia is located at the southern most tip of Argentina. It is known as the “end of the world” due to its southern location in South America. Ushuaia is a popular cruise port and is a 3.5-hour flight from Buenos Aires. While Ushuaia itself can be experienced in as little as a day or two, one must plan to visit Isla Martillo when traveling to Ushuaia.
Isla Martillo is an island on the Beagle Channel that is home to colony of Gentoo and Magellanics penguins. Visitors to Ushuaia can travel by boat to Isla Martillo and walk among the penguins in what is very likely a once in a lifetime opportunity!
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5. Mendoza Wine Region
Mendoza’s world-famous wine region is approximately 350,000 acres in size and produces a majority of the wine in Argentina. Mendoza is famous for its production of Malbec because its prime sunny, high-altitude location is the perfect terroir to produce Malbec. Wine aficionados cannot visit Argentina without taking the 2-hour flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza.
There are three wine producing areas within the Mendoza wine region: Maipu Valley, Lujan de Cuyo, and Uco Valley. Travelers should plan to spend at least 3 days in the Mendoza to experience these areas and their wine.
Maipu Valley is the easiest region to visit because it is located in and around the city of Mendoza. The wineries in Maipu Valley do not require reservations and walk-in wine tasters are welcome.
Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley are located further out from the city of Mendoza. Lujan de Cuyo is about a 30-minute drive south of Mendoza and Uco Valley. It requires a day-trip on its own as it is about a 75-minute drive from Mendoza. While both of these areas are less convenient to get to than Maipu Valley, they should not be missed by anyone traveling to Mendoza.
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As you can see, there are a lot of places to visit in Argentina! If you are planning a trip to Argentina and would like to see these top 5 sights that I highly recommend, then I would suggest planning a 2-week trip to Argentina (if not longer!). That will give you plenty of time to see these sights, plus many more, while also giving you enough time to travel between the various cities.
Enjoy your trip – cheers!
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Andrea is a wife, mom, and full-time HR professional who somehow finds time to travel the world (economically, as insisted by her accountant husband!) and share her wisdom and hard-earned tips on her travel blog, One Savvy Wanderer. Follow her on Facebook to find out more on how to get the smallest bill while traveling the world.
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30 thoughts on “Best Places To Visit In Argentina”
Wow, the graveyard looks exactly like one we saw in Italy. Interesting how all the cultures blend and travel halfway around the worlds.
This was so informative! Definitely wanna visit there someday!
I’ve never been to Argentina but it looks beautiful and like you had a great time. Thanks for such a useful post!
Oh Argentina! I have a true boundless love for south america and this state is in my bucket list!
I have been to Argentina before, to Mendoza. It was fantastic, I have spent three days drinking Melbec wine and eating asados, enjoying the scenery and going to the hot springs. What a wonderful area to visit.
ah argentina, a place that is on the top of my list! must be fun and I heard the food is really great!
I’ve never been to Argentina, but it is definitely on my bucket list! When I do go I definitely need to check out the Mendoza’s world-famous wine region!! 🍷
This is a great list. My sister LOVED her visit to Argentina. I’d just wanna drink wine and eat steak on my visit 😊
Wow. All these locations in Argentina look so beautiful! That top view of Bariloche is amazing. I would die to go up there. Thank you for sharing your photos and tips.
Wow you made everything easy for us for listing the places. Argentina is a beautiful place.
I have always wanted to visit Argentina. Thanks for sharing this list, I better bookmarked it for my trip.
I would love to be at the wine region! The wine fields look so massive and who would even not appreciate some good native wine tasting experience?
What a beautiful place to visit! I’ve always wanted to do a trip to Argentina. I have a friend of mine that is from Argentina and tells me how pretty it is. Loved the 360 views picture and the wineries. That’s would definitely be a must for me!
Ever since I learned Spanish, I’ve wanted to visit Argentina. It looks incredible. I’d definitely go to the Iguazu Falls!
I love reading lists of great places to see on trips. These are great places to explore and sets my nice baseline sightseeing goals for that future trip to Argentina!
Argentina is so beautiful, I’d probably get lost just wandering around taking in the scenery and atmosphere.
Argentina has always been on my list of places to visit. I am loving this list for when I finally go!
I never know that Argentina will be this beautiful!Adding this to my bucketlist!
Went to Argentina, including Recoleta and Iguazu, in January. Did you also see the Teatro de Colon bookshop in Buenos Aires? So beautiful.
I wish I could have seen the bookshop. I am sure it must be amazing.
I went to Argentina last year, I totally agree with this list! Loved it there!
All of those places really look amazing. I know I would love to visit. I think the tombs would be the most intriguing to me though. I think it just reminds me of the history of a place and I love learning about history.
Great list! I loved the Recoleta Cemetery. Iguazu Falls and Mendoza are on my list for next time!
This is exactly what I’m looking to do! Hopefully I can start planning soon and make the trip sometime next year! Thank you for all the helpful tips!!! And your photos are amazing! 🙂
Wow Argentina looks so lovely – I’d love to explore all of South America ! Nice pics too !
I so want to go here! The pics look so awesome
You captured these destination very beautifully! I am interested to visit Mendoza’s and explore its vineyard and wine distilleries.
Argentina is one of my dream bucket list places. I don’t know if and when I”ll have the opportunity to go however 🙁
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