14 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

14 days in Buenos Aires & Patagonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires
— 2 nights
2
Neuquen
— 2 nights
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
4
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
5
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights

2
nights
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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip maker.

New York City, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from New York City to Buenos Aires. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from New York City in December: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Neuquen.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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nights
Neuquen

Neuquen ©
Located on the confluence of two rivers, Neuquen represents the largest urban center in Argentine Patagonia, known for its tree-lined streets and neat public squares.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lago Huechulafquen as well as Lago Hermoso. On the 25th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Lago Hermoso, thenhead outdoors with Lago Huechulafquen, and then explore the activities along Limay River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at San Martin Monument, don't miss a visit to Plaza De Las Banderas, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Neuquen travel site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Neuquen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Neuquen when traveling from Buenos Aires in December, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Neuquen

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Limay River ©
Limay River
Lago Huechulafquen ©
Lago Huechulafquen
Lago Hermoso ©
Lago Hermoso

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then appreciate the history behind Centro Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, trek along Circuito Chico, and then look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip app.

You can drive from Neuquen to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Neuquen in December; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

2
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.
Step out of Villa La Angostura to go to Villa Traful and see Mirador Lago Traful, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, contemplate the long history of Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, and explore the activities along Lago Correntoso.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Villa La Angostura trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in December, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): head outdoors with Route of the Seven Lakes, thenadmire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jose, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Civico, thenstop by De la Montana, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Chapelco.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes visit planning site.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco

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