10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Townsville
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  31​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  13​h
3
Puerto Madryn
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Townsville

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day
San Carlos de Bariloche

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): trek along Circuito Chico, then walk around Parque Nahuelito, and then take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker .

Townsville, Australia to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Townsville to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll gain 13 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Townsville, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 18th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Playa La Islita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

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Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Doradillo.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Martin de los Andes to Puerto Madryn takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

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Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find out how to plan a trip to Los Glaciares National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Los Glaciares National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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El Calafate

El Calafate ©
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.
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate day trip tool .

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

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