15 days in Argentina, Panguipulli & Pucon Itinerary

15 days in Argentina, Panguipulli & Pucon Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina, Panguipulli & Pucon Itinerary

Start: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
1
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Junin de los Andes, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Panguipulli, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Pucon, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum and Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias. Take a break from the city and head to Lago Lacar and Cascada del Arroyo Grande. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castillito Van Dorsser, examine the collection at La Pastera Museo del Che, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, and stroll through Playa La Islita.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip app .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Junin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

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Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum

1
night
Junin de los Andes, Argentina

Junin de los Andes ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Via Christi, don't miss a visit to Plaza 2 de Abril, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de Ceferino en San Ignacio, then explore the activities along Rio Chimehuin, and finally contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Lanín.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Junin de los Andes online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to Junin de los Andes by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Junin de los Andes

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Volcán Lanín ©
Volcán Lanín
Via Christi ©
Via Christi
Rio Chimehuin ©
Rio Chimehuin

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Explore hidden gems such as Refugio Frey and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, hike along Circuito Chico, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Junin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. December in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Panguipulli.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
Panguipulli, Chile

Panguipulli ©
Panguipulli is a city and commune in Valdivia Province, southern Chile, administered by the Municipality of Panguipulli. Visiting Saltos del Huilo-Huilo and Reserva Biologica Huilo Huilo will get you outdoors. Museo de los Volcanes and Neltume Cultural Center, Museum and Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Panguipulli: Lago Calafquen (in Lican Ray), Lago Pirehueico (in Puerto Fuy) and Sendero el Puma (in Neltume). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Lago Panguipulli, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia San Sebastian, admire the sheer force of Salto Nina Encantada, and take in the dramatic natural features at Lago Pellaifa.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Panguipulli road trip planner .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Panguipulli in 6 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. In December in Panguipulli, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Pucon.

Things to do in Panguipulli

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Neltume, Lago Calafquen, Lago Pirehueico
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Saltos del Huilo-Huilo ©
Saltos del Huilo-Huilo
Lago Panguipulli ©
Lago Panguipulli
Lago Calafquen ©
Lago Calafquen

3
nights
Pucon, Chile

Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Caburga and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Santuario el Cani and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Pucon online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Panguipulli to Pucon in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Horseback Riding Tours

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