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Argentina in 7-10 days

A January 2006 trip to Argentina by travel_brit

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Quote: Here's how to get the most of Argentina in a 7 to 10 day trip!

Argentina in 7-10 days

Overview

Patagonia Photo, Argentina, South America
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Argentina offers amazing natural wonders, from glaciers to rainforest, an elegant capital with a European-flavored sophistication, and a passionate culture. The country is well developed, with excellent infrastructure, dining and night life

In 7 days, you can cover the highlights with a couple of reasonably priced internal flights:

- Spend 2 days in BA, plus take a day trip to Colonia (take ferry)
- Fly down to Rio Gallegos in Patagonia
- Take bus/car to El Calafate (4hrs)
- Spend 2 days in Patagonia and see Poreto Morena glacier
- Fly up to Iguazu from Calafate, spending 2 days
- Fly back to BA

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El 22 Parrilla

Restaurant | "El 22, Palermo Viejo"

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One of the best Parrillas (steakhouse) is "El 22". This place, located in Palermo Viejo, has a real neighborhood feel (i.e. packed on Sunday afternoons with families, filled with soccer mementos on the walls, and a little grimy), but the steak is great. It is located on the corner of Guatemala and Fitzroy streets.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 14, 2006

El 22 Parrilla
Palermo Viejo, Angel Justiniano Carranza 1950
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Destination 1: Buenos Aires (BA), 2-4 days.The city certainly has an incredible array of nightlife and culinary experiences that could keep you occupied for months, but as for sightseeing, you could probably hit the highlights in as little as 2 days if you wanted. But with excellent restaurants, shopping, and nightlife you can enjoy more time if you have it.Sights:1. Cementerio de Recoleta (see the grave of Eva Peron and other impressive mausoleums).2. Museo de Bellas Artes and a new museum of Modern Art.3. Plaza de Mayo, Avenida de Mayo and el Congreso (see the historic square that has been the epicenter of Argentine politics for decades and walk along the Avenida de Mayo ...Read More

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Destination 2: Patagonia, 2-3 days.Patagonia holds one of the most impressive natural features of the continent: the Perito Moreno glacier. You can either fly (3hrs) to Rio Gallegos (4hrs away by bus, but much cheaper to fly into) or El Calafate (45 mins away). It takes just a day to see the glaciers (walk around and take a boat tour), but there is also good trekking nearby. You can organise a tour from El Calafate. Flights cost around $200 from BA to Rio Gallegos, or $600 to El Calafate. Buy tickets online with Aerolineas Argentina. For the more adventures, hire a 4WD car in Rio Gallegos and drive across to Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile (allow at least 4 days fr...Read More

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Iguazu Falls

Attraction | "Destination 3: Iguazu Falls"

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Destination 3: Iguazu Falls, 2 days.Iguazu Falls vies for 1st place alongside Victoria Falls and Angel Falls for most impressive waterfall. It’s a short 90 minute flight from BA (costs around $200 – check Aerolineas Argentinas for more info). The falls lie at the border or Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Try to see it from both the Brazilian and Argentine side. You can take a day trip from Argentina, seeing the Brazilian side and a hydro-electric plant in Paraguay. Additional destinations: Mendoza: 2-3 days.Mendoza lies in the wine country, and it is a beautiful town and region. If you like wine, it not only offers great vineyards to tour around, but also a fantastic geographi...Read More

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Iguazu Falls
Puerto Iguazú
Iguazu, Argentina