Argentina Travel Guide – 3 days in Mendoza, the Wine Region

3 days in Mendoza, Argentina |

Mendoza is the most important wine region in Argentina – now you know why it was on our list 😊

The first thing I will recommend you to do in Mendoza is to rent a car. We rented via Budget Argentina at the Airport (pick up and drop off there) and it was perfect, one of the cheapest Rental Agencies, new & clean car.

What to do:

  • Visit Wineries is clearly the first thing that will come to mind when you go to Argentina. There are 3 locations in Mendoza where you can do so, 2 of them: Maipu & Lujan de Cujo are about 30minutes drive from Mendoza. The third one about 1.5 hours. I read before our trip about people going to 3 to 4 wineries in a day. I think it all depends on the experience you are looking for. We visited one on our first day at 3 pm; on the second day one winery also. Why? Because we it opens at 11 am and we decided to complement the tour with the gourmet lunch. When you finish with lunch it’s about 4 pm so quite late to start another tour. These are the 2 wineries we visited:

Both were great and the tour in each was completely different! We learn so much and taking the time in each winery made it even better.

Read my complete review on Bodega Melipal here.

  • Walk around Mendoza: Paseo Sarmiento, Plaza Independancia Mendoza, Basilica San Francisco..
  • Take a road trip to the Andes and go to the Aconcagua National Park. This is the most beautiful and scenic road we have taken in Argentina. The view is stunning! On the way stop at Puente del Inca, and drive all the way to the National Park. The entrance to the first viewpoint is 20 ARS, and during winter it is our far you can go. The scene is still very beautiful, and we had a little bit of snow + ice on the way so it made sense we could not go further. It is also very windy there so make sure you are well equipped!

Note: when driving, don’t forget your lights, and note that there is a couple of police check point on the way. We were only asked where we were going, nothing else, but just so you know!

Where to eat:

Where to Stay:

We stayed at the NH Cordillera, which was very central. We walked around Mendoza really easily, they also have a parking (paid). The rooms are elegant and very comfortable, the staff there is really nice and the buffet breakfast fab!

View my complete 10 days Argentina Travel Guide here

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3 days in Mendoza, Argentina |

3 days in Mendoza, Argentina |

3 days in Mendoza, Argentina |

3 days in Mendoza, Argentina |

3 days in Mendoza, Argentina |

3 days in Mendoza, Argentina |

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  1. Josselyn Radillo says: Reply

    I def need to go there and I’m sure my bf would love that view to work with his goPro !!
    Argentina es hermoso!

  2. Woww!!! Very well executed!! Yeah thanks for guiding.. Sure whenever I ‘ll visit Mendoza take a car on rent😉

  3. How beautiful are these pictures! Argentina looks amazing, it’s on my budget list. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow, this seems like the perfect place to spend fall. I would really love to visit Argentina. Thank you for sharing.

  5. This is great. I love see people’s travel unfold with words and beautiful pictures..

  6. Whoa! Argentina looks absolutely amazing! I would love to be able to explore it one day. It seems like you definitely made the most of the time you had there.

  7. One place we should go. I like your pictures. Good article!

  8. LOVE this so much! It is on my bucket list to summit one of the big 7, and I am looking at Aconcagua. So cool you were there!

  9. Mendoza.. looks amazing for road trip. Your advice of rent a car makes sense. I am not a wine drinker but would definitely like to visit a wineries. But would be more interested in walking around Mendoza. The pictures are so beautiful especially loved the roadtrip pics.

  10. Oh look at eh place, looks so inviting. You guys must have had a really wonderful time. It is so hot and humid in the place where I live now and to look such cool places it self gives a lot of satisfaction

  11. Oh my god, such lovely images. I wanted to drop everything and book tickets for Argentina. Specially since you made it so easy by listing what to eat and where to stay.

  12. I would love to travel to Argentina! I definitely would leave without visiting a few wineries!

  13. This place looks so beautiful!!!!!!!! I would love to visit here and see the places you’ve recommended. Bucket list updated!

  14. Argentina is so beautiful! Oh my goodness those mountains!

  15. Thanks for sharing your travel experience with us. I’ve never been to Argentina, but I really want to go one day. My favourite red wine is Argentinian Merlot.

  16. Wow! These views are breath taking!! You’re so lucky to have these memories and see these amazing places!

  17. Seeing this makes me think of my trip to the grand canyon and how great of a time I had.

  18. Woahhh those mountains! I’m in love. I really need to visit Argentina. I hoped to stop off there for a few days before going to Antartica but I think I’m going to have to extend a few days to at least 2 weeks!

  19. Those mountains are breathtaking! They remind me of an area in Newfoundland! It was really incredible to drive though.

  20. I have nevr been to Argentina or any other country in South America. I hope that one day I will. I used to live in FLorida for a while and for some reason I never planned a trip to Argentina.

  21. Such a beautiful country. I’ve never been to Argentina but now I have add this to my bucket list to go visit.

  22. Simply Wow! the place looks so beautiful, I wasn’t aware that Argentina is so beautiful, all surrounded by mountains. Specially whosoever has captured these images has done a fabulous job. Argentina is on my travel list now 🙂 thank you for sharing your experience with us

  23. Wow!! Argentina looks so quite beautiful. I will definitely put this o my book mark as my future reference to my next travel visit.

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