13 days in Patagonia & Buenos Aires Itinerary

13 days in Patagonia & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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13 days in Patagonia & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
2
El Chalten
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
4
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Buenos Aires
— 1 night
+3
Fly + train + subway + train:  19​h 30​min
End: Manchester

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.
On the 20th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis and then take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta del Diablo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, then stroll through Circuito Chico, and then indulge your taste buds at Dolce Rama.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker website .

Manchester, UK to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to San Carlos de Bariloche is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and then stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Chalten trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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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.
On the 24th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Enjoy! and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip site .

Traveling by shuttle from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In November in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Climbing Tours

2
nights
Ushuaia

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ushuaia holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in November, plan for little chillier nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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night
Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
On the 29th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, then don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, and finally admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, then wander the streets of San Telmo, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in November: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 28°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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