16 days in Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

16 days in Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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16 days in Buenos Aires, Patagonia & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  33​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  7​h 45​min
5
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  41​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Puerto Madero and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Delta El Tigre. Change things up with these side-trips from Buenos Aires: Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan), San Isidro (Catedral de San Isidro & Villa Ocampo) and Museo de La Plata (in La Plata). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, examine the collection at Centro Ana Frank, make a trip to Recoleta, and take a stroll through San Telmo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online route maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Buenos Aires is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Buenos Aires is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Buenos Aires, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

San Isidro, Delta El Tigre, Basilica de Lujan, Museo de La Plata
Highlights from your plan
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, then admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Route of the Seven Lakes and then admire the sheer force of Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes online road trip planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Get in touch with nature at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step off the beaten path and head to River Rafting & Tubing and Parque Nahuelito. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

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 3rd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park online tour builder .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Munoz Gamero, see the interesting displays at Palacio Sara Braun, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez, then examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento Al Ovejero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Isla Magdalena, take in the waterfront at Costanera del Estrecho, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Punta Arenas trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Punta Arenas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Punta Arenas, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Museums Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nao Victoria Museo ©
Nao Victoria Museo
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez ©
Centro Cultural Braun-Menendez

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