14 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

14 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

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14 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Neuquen
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  26​h
End: New York City

2
nights
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip builder app .

New York City, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Argentine Time is 2 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Buenos Aires at 83°F and lows at 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Neuquen.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
nights
Neuquen

Neuquen ©
Located on the confluence of two rivers, Neuquen represents the largest urban center in Argentine Patagonia, known for its tree-lined streets and neat public squares.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago Huechulafquen as well as Lago Hermoso. On the 25th (Wed), explore the activities along Lago Hermoso, get outside with Lago Huechulafquen, and then explore the activities along Limay River. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind San Martin Monument, then make a trip to Plaza De Las Banderas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

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Explore your travel options from Buenos Aires to Neuquen with the Route module. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Neuquen, with lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Neuquen

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Limay River ©
Limay River
Lago Huechulafquen ©
Lago Huechulafquen
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

3
nights
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 27th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, and then stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip app .

Getting from Neuquen to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Neuquen in December, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be a bit cooler, temps between 70°F and 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
nights
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Go for a jaunt from Villa La Angostura to Villa Traful to see Mirador Lago Traful about 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, buy something for everyone on your list at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, and contemplate the long history of Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Villa La Angostura journey planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Villa La Angostura are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Arroyo Grande, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Centro Civico, stop by De la Montana, and then stroll through Cerro Chapelco.

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Drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco

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