7 days in Patagonia Itinerary

7 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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7 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  5​h
1
El Calafate
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
2
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Buenos Aires

1
night
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 28th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and then examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate day trip planning website .

Buenos Aires to El Calafate is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, you will find days in El Calafate are cooler (15°C), and nights are a bit cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna de los Tres. Get outdoors at Cerro Fitz Roy and Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glaciar Piedras Blancas and Laguna Torre. There's more to do: look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten day trip planner.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, look for all kinds of wild species at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla San Eduardo.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Parroquia San Eduardo ©
Parroquia San Eduardo

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