8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
Fly:  12​h
1
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
2
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
El Chalten
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
4
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

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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 14th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Islita, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, then hike along Circuito Chico, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing tool .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe ©
Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe

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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 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): hike along Laguna de los Tres, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and then get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

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Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

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nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 18th (Thu), take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then look for all kinds of wild species at Punta Tombo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo de Gemas, kick back and relax at Costas de Patagonia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo.

Plan my day in Puerto Madryn using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Costas de Patagonia ©
Costas de Patagonia

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