16 days in Argentina Itinerary

16 days in Argentina Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Villa La Angostura
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
El Calafate
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
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 3rd (Thu): trek along Cerro Colorado, head outdoors with Lago Lacar, then hit the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Vulignanco, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Via Christi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita.

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Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Villa La Angostura.

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Via Christi
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Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Via Christi ©
Via Christi
Cascada Vulignanco ©
Cascada Vulignanco

3
nights
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Virgen Nina, take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, then explore the historical opulence of Residencia Messidor, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Cabalgatas del Tero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cerros Negro & Monje Trail, then grab your bike and head to Camping Puerto Arrayan, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Sumergido.

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Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

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Villa Traful
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Cabalgatas del Tero ©
Cabalgatas del Tero
Bosque Sumergido ©
Bosque Sumergido
Residencia Messidor ©
Residencia Messidor

5
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Parroquia San Eduardo. Take a break from the city and head to Catedral Alta Patagonis and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

5
nights
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.
Visiting Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Glaciar Spegazzini will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Enjoy! and Onelli Glacier. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, head outdoors with Estancia Nibepo Aike, hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos, and stop by Vellon Negro.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate day trip planning app .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 8°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Glaciar Spegazzini
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
River Rafting & Tubing
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier

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