9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  23​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 15​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: San Francisco

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, and stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planning website .

San Francisco, USA to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 23-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in San Carlos de Bariloche. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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 26th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park planning site .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Los Glaciares National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, plan for little chillier days in Los Glaciares National Park, with highs around 54°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

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 29th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip planning site .

Getting from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Muelle Luis Piedra Buena ©
Muelle Luis Piedra Buena

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