7 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

7 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Buenos Aires
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
El Calafate
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
El Chalten
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Newark

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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

Newark, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. When traveling from Newark in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 54°F at night. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites
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Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and then stroll through Playa Quila Quina.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias

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.
On the 5th (Sat), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche route planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
River Rafting & Tubing
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

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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 6th (Sun), wander the streets of Avenida Libertador.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in May, plan for little chillier days in El Calafate, with highs around 42°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Neighborhoods
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Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador

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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 7th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten online day trip planner.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

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