15 days in Province of Neuquen & Province of Rio Negro Itinerary

15 days in Province of Neuquen & Province of Rio Negro Itinerary

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15 days in Province of Neuquen & Province of Rio Negro Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Drive:  19​h
1
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Las Grutas
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lago Lacar and Zipline. Get outdoors at Lago Meliquina and Escorial. There's much more to do: get outside with Mirador Arrayanes, take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza Sarmiento, stop by De la Montana, and kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes road trip planner .

Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Lago Meliquina ©
Lago Meliquina
Escorial ©
Escorial
Zipline

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.
On the 24th (Fri), head outdoors with Cascada Nivinco and then look for all kinds of wild species at Paso Cordoba. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabalgatas y Cuatriciclos Montahue, then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Sumergido, and then head outdoors with Cascada Dora y Santa Ana.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Villa La Angostura trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Villa La Angostura are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bosque Sumergido
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Cascada Nivinco ©
Cascada Nivinco
Paso Cordoba ©
Paso Cordoba
Bosque Sumergido ©
Bosque Sumergido

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.
You've now added Patagonia Rafting to your itinerary. Take a break from the city and head to Sendero de los Arrayanes and Canopy. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Refugio Frey and Puerto Panuelo. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Municipal.

Before you visit San Carlos de Bariloche, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 30th (Thu), you're off toLas Grutas.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita

2
nights
Las Grutas

Las Grutas ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Perdices, then kick back and relax at Playa las Conchillas, and then head outdoors with Triton las Grutas.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Las Grutas trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Las Grutas takes 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Las Grutas

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

San Antonio Este
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Playa las Conchillas ©
Playa las Conchillas
El Sotano y Canadon de las Ostras ©
El Sotano y Canadon de las Ostras
Capilla Stella Maris ©
Capilla Stella Maris

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