27 days in United States, Argentina & Sea Lion Island Itinerary

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Los Angeles, United States
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Miami, United States
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus to Río Gallegos, Fly to Sea Lion Island
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Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands
— 4 nights
Fly to Rio Gallegos, Bus to Ushuaia
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Dallas, United States
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Los Angeles, United States
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Los Angeles, United States

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Angeles route maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Los Angeles due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in February: high temperatures in Los Angeles hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to San Francisco.
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San Francisco, United States — 2 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our San Francisco online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, you will find days in San Francisco are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Miami.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Outdoors
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Miami, United States

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Miami online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Miami takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In February, Miami is somewhat warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planner.

Getting from Miami to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 12 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Miami to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for El Calafate on the 1st (Wed).
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El Calafate, Argentina — 1 night

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate visit planning app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you will find days in El Calafate are colder (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 3 nights

Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 1 night

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 2 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia road trip planner.

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Ushuaia. You'll set off for Sea Lion Island on the 8th (Wed).
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Sea Lion Island, Falkland Islands — 4 nights

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sea Lion Island day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Ushuaia to Sea Lion Island takes 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 15th (Wed), you'll travel to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 2 nights

End of the World

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia, then hunt for treasures at Paseo de los Artesanos Enriqueta Gastelumendi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia parroquial de Ushuaia, and finally don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Plaza 25 de Mayo.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sea Lion Island to Ushuaia in 17 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and car; or fly. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 1 night

Queen of La Plata

Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the activities along Delta El Tigre, stroll through Peru Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires vacation app.

Getting from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In March, Buenos Aires is much hotter than Ushuaia - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dallas.
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Dallas, United States — 1 day

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Top O'Hill Terrace, then trek along Coppell Nature Park, and then trek along Katy Trail.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dallas online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Dallas takes 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Central Standard Time (CST) is minus 3 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in March: high temperatures in Dallas hover around 24°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Los Angeles.
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Los Angeles, United States

City of Angels

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Dallas to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Los Angeles is minus 2 hours. On the 22nd (Wed), you're off to home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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Falkland Islands travel guide

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Nature & Parks · Museums · Landmarks
Colonized by many countries during their history, Falkland Islands have been claimed and fought for by Argentina for centuries and remain a subject of controversy. Although they are closer to Argentina, the islands retain their traditional British culture, language, and customs. A trip to Falkland Islands provides an opportunity to discover their staggering wildlife variety, especially birds. The islands, dotted with tiny rural settlements and hamlets, attract five types of penguins, as well whales and seabirds.
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