15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
+3
bus + Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 45​min
3
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
5
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  27​h
End: Montreal

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.
Kids will enjoy Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, hike along Circuito Chico, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nahuelito, and savor the flavors at Dolce Rama.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner .

Montreal, Canada to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Montreal to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in January, things will get warmer in San Carlos de Bariloche: highs are around 28°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Winter Sports
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza Sarmiento, and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Plaza Sarmiento ©
Plaza Sarmiento

3
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Family-friendly places like Punta Tombo National Reserve and Costas de Patagonia will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, don't miss a visit to Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, and kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo.

To find ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from San Martin de los Andes to Puerto Madryn in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Puerto Madryn can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trip

Punta Tombo National Reserve
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Punta Tombo National Reserve ©
Punta Tombo National Reserve
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserve, stop by La Aldea de los Gnomos, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Puerto Madryn in January, plan for much colder days in El Calafate, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Perito Moreno Glacier
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna Nimez Reserve ©
Laguna Nimez Reserve
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the activities along Laguna Torre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Fitz Roy.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten journey planner.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

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

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