What to see in Argentina from North to South [COMPLETE GUIDE]

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Argentina is such a big country and with so many incredible places that you may have wondered which ones you should visit during your trip, but don’t worry!

In this post, we give you a few suggestions so that you know what to visit from the north to the south of Argentina in a short period of time and therefore enjoy your holiday in the country at 100%.

Must-see Argentina locations

Iguazu Waterfalls

The Iguazu Falls are located on the border between Argentina and Brazil and are formed by 275 waterfalls up to 80 meters high. They are one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Taking a boat trip to the Iguazu Falls is the best idea to visit them and literally pass underneath. There is also the possibility of going by ecological train through the Garganta del Diablo, which is the waterfall with the highest flow.

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Ischgualasto Provincial Park

Located in the province of San Juan, Ischigualasto Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the adjacent Talampaya National Park.

Ischigualasto is a unique park in the world, in fact it is known as the Valley of the Moon because of its continental sediments and its curiously shaped forms. It also hides fossil remains of dinosaurs that lived there more than 200 million years ago.

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Glaciar Perito Moreno

The Perito Moreno glacier is considered the eighth wonder of the world. That’s why it’s said to be the glacier of glaciers, no matter how much ice you’ve seen before, you’ll be amazed when you visit it, so if you go to Argentina you shouldn’t miss it!

You will not be aware of the actual height of its ice wall until you sail in front of it and listen to the cracks of the breaking pieces of ice. The best thing to do is to trek on the Perito Moreno, yes, over the glacier itself, it is an impressive experience!

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Cities to visit in Argentina

Salta

Salta is a city in the northwest of Argentina and east of the Andes, where its colonial-era monuments merge with its green valleys.

However, the biggest attraction of the area is the train to the clouds, which links Chile and Argentina and from which you can enjoy the incredible landscapes passing through the Salinas Grandes, Purmamarca or the villages of the Quebrada de Humahuaca.

Cordoba

Cordoba is the second most important city in Argentina and has the title of Cultural Capital of the Americas.

Its mixture of colonial and modern building styles as well as its great nightlife and cultural life are the great attractions of the city of Córdoba.

You shouldn’t miss the chapel of the Compañia de Jesús or the Capuchin Church. Although if you are more attracted to nature, a good option would be to take the “Altas Cumbres” route, which has landscapes from another world.

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the center of the Argentine society, it is the city of tango, asado, soccer… And one of the 20 biggest cities in the world!

It is a city full of contrasts and a thousand different things to see, from the skyscrapers of Puerto Madero to Recoleta, to its curious Flea Market, you will be amazed as you explore Buenos Aires.

In fact, if you spent a whole week touring Buenos Aires, you would still have plenty of things to see. That’s why one option to see the most important things in a short time is to take a day tour of Buenos Aires, so you can get to know the essentials and continue your trip to other places.

Mendoza

Mendoza is an interesting city for many reasons. One of them is that it is home to the highest mountain in the Americas and the second-highest in the world, Mount Aconcagua, and the other is its wine-making tradition.

Its wineries and the quality of its good wine have been part of its culture for centuries so a good idea is to visit some of its wineries and taste its wines or take an excursion to its high mountains.

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San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche is the entrance door to Patagonia and even though as a city it is not particularly relevant, its surroundings are impressive.

If you are there you can’t miss Cerro Campanario or Cerro Catedral which has one of the best ski slopes in Argentina. There you can also take the Seven lakes Route, which runs through the Andean forests of Patagonia, and see Lake Nahuel Huapi, which is twice the size of Buenos Aires.

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Ushuaia

Ushuaia city at the doors of Antarctica was until 2019 the southernmost city in the world. The navigation, trekking and nature excursions are the ones that capture more the attention of its visitors.

In Ushuaia, you can travel through the Tierra del Fuego National Park and a good idea is to make the excursion of the Lakes in a 4×4, so you will see the spectacular lakes Escondido, Fagnano and the environment that surrounds them, what a great experience!

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Now that you know the best places to visit during your trip to Argentina, it’s time to decide what your perfect route will be!

Which place of all would you prefer to visit?

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