7 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

7 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

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7 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires
— 1 day
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
bus:  2​h 45​min
5
El Chalten
— 1 night
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): get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, then take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker site .

Newark, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Buenos Aires, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Newark, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 55°F. 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
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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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 kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes day trip website .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in May: high temperatures in San Martin de los Andes hover around 46°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

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

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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 5th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

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You can take a bus from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from San Martin de los Andes in May, plan for slightly colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, with lows around 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

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
River Rafting & Tubing

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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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in May, you will find days in El Calafate are little chillier (42°F), and nights are a bit warmer (41°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to El Chalten.

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Neighborhoods
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Av del Libertador ©
Av del 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), take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Chorrillo, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Salto El Chorrillo ©
Salto El Chorrillo

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