14 days in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn & Rio Gallegos Itinerary

14 days in Buenos Aires, Puerto Madryn & Rio Gallegos Itinerary

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Buenos Aires
— 7 nights
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
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Rio Gallegos
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires

— 7 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lagos de Palermo and Reserva Ecologica. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Ocampo and Palacio de Aguas Corrientes. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: La Plata (Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Planetario Ciudad de La Plata, &more), Catedral de San Isidro (in San Isidro) and Las Costanera Publica (in Zarate). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, see the interesting displays at Museo River Plate, don't miss a visit to Plaza Francia, and explore the world behind art at Museo de arte Tigre.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires holiday builder.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Puerto Madryn

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You've now added Dolphin & Whale Watching to your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Caleta Valdes and Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Punta Delgada Lighthouse and Museo de Gemas. Step out of Puerto Madryn with an excursion to Punta Pardelas in Puerto Piramides--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: make a trip to Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

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Getting from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn by bus takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Rio Gallegos

— 1 night
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. On the 6th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Plaza San Martin, see the interesting displays at Museo de los Pioneros, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Azul. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Costanera Angel Sureda, go for a walk through Cabo Virgenes, and then admire all the interesting features of Punta Loyola.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rio Gallegos trip planner.

You can take a bus from Puerto Madryn to Rio Gallegos in 13 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Outdoors