16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Durham
train + Fly:  26​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Neuquen
— 1 day
Drive:  9​h
4
Puerto Piramides
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
6
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  25​h
End: Durham

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, then sample the tasty concoctions at Berlina Patagonia Brewery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada, look for gifts at Chocolates Rapanui, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip tool .

Durham, UK to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Durham to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Durham, expect little chillier days and colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Berlina Patagonia Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Parroquia San Eduardo ©
Parroquia San Eduardo
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look for gifts at De la Montana, then head outdoors with Lago Lacar, and then identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, then explore the historical opulence of Castillito Van Dorsser, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes driving holiday planner .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Neuquen.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Iglesia San Jose ©
Iglesia San Jose
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar

1
day
Neuquen

Neuquen ©
Located on the confluence of two rivers, Neuquen represents the largest urban center in Argentine Patagonia, known for its tree-lined streets and neat public squares.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Paseo de la Costa de Neuquen, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then don't miss a visit to Capilla de Maria Auxiliadora del Paimun, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza De Las Banderas.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Neuquen journey builder website .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Neuquen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. August in Neuquen sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Piramides.

Things to do in Neuquen

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Paseo de la Costa de Neuquen ©
Paseo de la Costa de Neuquen
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Plaza De Las Banderas ©
Plaza De Las Banderas

1
day
Puerto Piramides

Puerto Piramides vacations became popular in the 1970s, after legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau surveyed the area and observed the behavior of southern right whales.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Puerto Piramides and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Piramides online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Neuquen to Puerto Piramides. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Puerto Piramides

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Puerto Piramides ©
Puerto Piramides

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 9th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Puerto Piramides to Puerto Madryn takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre, then look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, and then identify plant and animal life at Los Huemules. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, and then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

Discover how to plan a El Chalten trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to El Chalten by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Helicopter Tours and Ushuaia Bay. Spend the 15th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lago Roca, appreciate the history behind Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, contemplate the long history of Estancia Harberton, and head off the coast to Isla Bridges.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia tour planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. August in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Helicopter Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Estancia Harberton ©
Estancia Harberton

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