14 days in Patagonia Itinerary

14 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia trip planner

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San Carlos de Bariloche
Drive
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El Bolson
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lago Puelo
— 1 night
Drive
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Esquel
— 8 nights
Drive
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Los Antiguos
— 2 nights
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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.
On the 20th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Centro Civico and then take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

In September, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to El Bolson.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Nature

El Bolson

— 2 nights
El Bolson tourism thrives largely thanks to the area's outstanding opportunities for fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, climbing, and cycling across a quiet landscape squeezed between two towering mountain ranges.
On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of El Bosque Tallado Museo a Cielo Abierto, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Azul, and then make a trip to Plaza Pagano.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the El Bolson day trip planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Bolson by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Lago Puelo.

Things to do in El Bolson

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Lago Puelo

— 1 night
Lago Puelo is a town located in the Chubut Province, Argentina, 5km north from the Lago Puelo National Park, and 15km south from El Bolsón. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Lago de Puelo and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Lago Puelo.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lago Puelo trip planner.

Lago Puelo is very close to El Bolson. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Esquel.

Things to do in Lago Puelo

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Esquel

— 8 nights
Although Welsh immigrants arrived in this area in the mid-19th century, Esquel was officially founded in 1906, which makes it a relatively young city by world standards.
Explore Esquel's surroundings by going to Piedra Parada (in Gualjaina), Trevelin (Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu, Campo de Los Tulipanes, &more) and Cholila (Lago Cholila & Geoglifos de Cerro Pintado). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel, explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Alerces, explore the activities along Reserva Natural Urbana Laguna La Zeta, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional Molino Andes.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Esquel day trip planning website.

Getting from Lago Puelo to Esquel by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Los Antiguos.

Things to do in Esquel

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Antiguos

— 2 nights
Los Antiguos is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, located on the south shore of Lago Buenos Aires. Your day by day itinerary now includes Monte Zeballos. On the 2nd (Sat), trek along Portal La Ascension and then take a memorable drive along Monte Zeballos.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Los Antiguos route builder website.

Traveling by car from Esquel to Los Antiguos takes 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Los Antiguos

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Scenic Drive

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.