15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Washington DC

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Piedras Blancas and Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, and see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche travel route planning website .

Washington DC, USA to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of subway, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, San Carlos de Bariloche is cooler than Washington DC - with highs of 44°F and lows of 28°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be about the same, around 33°F, while days are little chillier, around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): look for gifts at Vellon Negro and then take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate travel planning app .

Take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°F in July, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Shopping
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

4
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa El Doradillo and Playa Parana. Bring the kids along to Playa La Cantera and Tangol Puerto Madryn. Explore Puerto Madryn's surroundings by going to Museo Casa del Poeta (in Gaiman) and Punta Pardelas (in Puerto Piramides). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo and see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Puerto Madryn, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Museo Casa del Poeta, Punta Tombo, Punta Pardelas
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Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera

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