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

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

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

Start: Buenos Aires
1
Buenos Aires
— 7 nights
bus:  18​h 30​min
2
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
bus:  13​h
3
Rio Gallegos
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: Ushuaia

7
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Lagos de Palermo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral de San Isidro and Palacio de Aguas Corrientes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: La Plata (Estadio Ciudad de La Plata, Planetario Ciudad de La Plata, & more), Las Costanera Publica (in Zarate) and Villa Ocampo (in San Isidro). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza Francia, examine the collection at Fundacion Proa, stroll through Reserva Ecologica, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Jorge Newbery Airpark and Ministro Pistarini International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

La Plata, San Isidro, Museo de arte Tigre, Las Costanera Publica, Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes
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Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes ©
Palacio de Aguas Corrientes

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Punta Pardelas and Punta Delgada Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Caleta Valdes and Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Indio Tehuelche and examine the collection at Museo de Gemas.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, things will get much colder in Puerto Madryn: highs are around 10°C and lows about 10°C. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Piramides, Punta Delgada Lighthouse
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Punta Delgada Lighthouse ©
Punta Delgada Lighthouse
Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat ©

1
night
Rio Gallegos

Rio Gallegos ©
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Plaza San Martin, examine the collection at Museo de los Pioneros, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Azul. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Costanera Angel Sureda, then make a trip to Cabo Virgenes, and then kick back and relax at Punta Loyola.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rio Gallegos trip builder website .

Explore your travel options from Puerto Madryn to Rio Gallegos with the Route module. While traveling from Puerto Madryn, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rio Gallegos, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Laguna Azul ©
Laguna Azul
Costanera Angel Sureda ©
Costanera Angel Sureda
Cabo Virgenes ©
Cabo Virgenes

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