9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  26​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  28​h
End: Calgary

3
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: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planning site .

Calgary, Canada to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get outside with Enjoy!, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip itinerary maker website .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

1
night
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 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park visit planner.

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

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