12 days in Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Argentina Itinerary

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12 days in Argentina Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  19​h 45​min
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 30​min
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus + taxi + Fly:  28​h
Washington DC

3
days
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kayaking & Canoeing and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Capilla San Eduardo and Chocolates Rapanui. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

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Washington DC, USA to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART) is 2 hours. When traveling from Washington DC in January, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 47°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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River Rafting & Tubing
Kayaking & Canoeing
Capilla San Eduardo ©
Capilla San Eduardo

3
days
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.
Visiting Lago Lolog and Peninsula de Yuco will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum and Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, admire the sheer force of Cascada Vulignanco, stop by Paez Store, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose.

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You can take a bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas and Road to El Chalten. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna de los Tres and Salto El Chorrillo. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, explore the activities along Laguna Torre, and get great views at Mirador del Torre.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from San Martin de los Andes to El Chalten takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul
Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas ©

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