15 days in Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Argentina Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Esquel
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Lago Puelo
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Estancia San Lorenzo, Pinguins Land and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Explore hidden gems such as Peninsula Valdes and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and appreciate the history behind Monumento al Trabajador.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn travel route builder website .

Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Esquel.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Estancia San Lorenzo ©
Estancia San Lorenzo

1
night
Esquel

Esquel ©
Although Welsh immigrants arrived in this area in the mid-19th century, Esquel was officially founded in 1906, which makes it a relatively young city by world standards.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Alerces. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then make a trip to Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Nant & Fall.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read our Esquel online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Puerto Madryn to Esquel takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lago Puelo.

Things to do in Esquel

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Trevelin
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Parque Nacional Los Alerces ©
Parque Nacional Los Alerces
Reserva Natural Nant & Fall ©
Reserva Natural Nant & Fall

3
nights
Lago Puelo

Lago Puelo ©
Lago Puelo is a town located in the Chubut Province, Argentina, 5km north from the Lago Puelo National Park, and 15km south from El Bolsón. Explore hidden gems such as Lake Epuyen and Puerto Patriada. Get outdoors at Laberinto Patagonia and Bosque de las Sombras. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Lago Puelo. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lago de Puelo.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lago Puelo trip planner .

You can drive from Esquel to Lago Puelo in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Lago Puelo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Hoyo, Province of Chubut
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Parque Nacional Lago Puelo ©
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo
Laberinto Patagonia ©
Laberinto Patagonia
Lago de Puelo ©
Lago de Puelo

4
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.
Visiting Epic Bariloche and Arelauquen Golf & Country Club will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Sendero de los Arrayanes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, get outside with Canopy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Municipal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Lago Puelo to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Epic Bariloche ©
Epic Bariloche
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

3
nights
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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Volcán Lanín will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Playa La Islita and Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum. Step out of San Martin de los Andes with an excursion to Via Christi in Junin de los Andes--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Peninsula de Yuco, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jose, and tour the pleasant surroundings at El Bosque de los Huskies.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes visit planner.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Junin de los Andes
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Lanín ©
Lanín
Fishing Charters & Tours
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum

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