9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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El Calafate
— 4 nights
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights


El Calafate

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, don't miss a visit to Avenida Libertador, and head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip tool.

Madrid, Spain to El Calafate is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Madrid to El Calafate, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in May, expect nights in El Calafate to be a bit cooler, around 5°C, while days are colder, around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

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San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 nights
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.
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To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in May, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be little chillier, around 1°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Patagonia travel guide

Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.