16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Rosario
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  6​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
El Calafate
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
7
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Buenos Aires
— 1 night
Fly + train:  18​h
End: Brussels

2
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.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Via Christi and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Route of the Seven Lakes, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jose, then admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes trip maker app .

Rosario to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Via Christi
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Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

2
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 Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Cerro Otto. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Parroquia San Eduardo. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Colonia Suiza and see Berlina Patagonia Brewery, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, hike along Circuito Chico, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, and look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Berlina Patagonia Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
nights
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
On the 5th (Thu), explore the activities along Laguna Capri, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten travel route builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park road trip planner.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park in 6 hours. December in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

1
night
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 8th (Sun), stroll through Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate journey tool .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

3
nights
Ushuaia

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and Museo del Fin del Mundo. Step out of the city life by going to Tierra del Fuego National Park and Isla Bridges. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia sightseeing planner.

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, Ushuaia is little chillier than El Calafate - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Town of Gaiman, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then deepen your understanding at Ecocentro.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro
The Town of Gaiman ©
The Town of Gaiman

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Fishing Charters & Tours

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