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Argentina before and after Antarctica Itinerary

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Thanks for helping me plan out a trip of a lifetime. My father made my husband and I promise, on his death bed, that we would complete my quest for all 7 continents, and the kids are finally old enough to leave with my mother for several weeks ... so we're doing it!

Our dates are set from Feb 21 - March 14th, and I've just received the dates for the Antarctic cruise which will include domestic flights to and from Buenos Aires in the middle of our trip.

Given this, the dates for the cruise, and the fact that my husband really wants to see Iguazu Falls up north, I am coming to the realization that we simply won't have time to travel through Patagonia as I originally envisioned, but I think I am okay with giving this up - there's only so much I can pack into one trip before it becomes hectic instead of enjoyable, right?

I could use some suggestions / ideas of how to plan out the before and after time in Argentina. We don't know much about Argentina, so we're open to ideas.

Here's a little about our personalities: It is very important to me to do some wine traveling and tasting (Mendoza) as I volunteer in the wine industry and wine is an amateur passion of mine. We also are very interested in hiking / scenary / cultural experiences. In my 20s I did numerous month-long backpacking trips throughout the world, and we hiked up Kilimanjaro together 10 years ago, but time, injuries, and children have left us both a bit overweight and in less physically fit condition, so I need to be realistic about the types of hiking we can still do and intersperse hiking with days of relaxation / cultural enjoyment. We aren't really museum people - we prefer to experience local culture by hitting up the night market or local watering hole than to stand in a room looking at items through plexi glass.

This is the preliminary itinerary I've crafted. It gives us 2 1/2 days in Cordoba, 3 full days in Mendoza, 2 1/2 days in Iguazu Falls before the Antarctic cruise, and then about 3 to 3 1/2 days to explore Buenos Aires proper after the cruise. Could we fit a trip to Patagonia into these last 3 days, or is traveling back south again after flying up to BA just silly at that point?:

Day 1: Overnight flight USA - Buenos Aires
Day 2: Arrive Buenos Aires (morning), domestic flight to Cordoba arriving mid-day
Day 3 - 4: Explore Cordoba area? Wine? Stay at an Estacias? Parque Nacional Quebrada del Condorito
Day 4: Evening flight to Mendoza
Day 5 - 7: Explore Mendoza area - wine! What else?
Day 7: Overnight bus to Puerto Iguazu
Day 8 - 10: Iguazu Falls
Day 10: Afternoon flight to Buenos Aires, arrive BA for start of Antarctic trip, hotel in BA included in package
Day 11 - 18: Charter Flight to Ushuaia, Embarkation, Antarctic Cruise
Day 19: Disembark Ushuaia, Included Charter Flight back to BA
Day 20 - 22: Explore BA?
Day 22: Overnight flight back to USA

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