8 days in El Calafate, San Carlos de Bariloche & Buenos Aires Itinerary

8 days in El Calafate, San Carlos de Bariloche & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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8 days in El Calafate, San Carlos de Bariloche & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Buenos Aires
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, then head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate trip itinerary website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to El Calafate is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then walk around Parque Nahuelito. Here are some ideas for day two: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then stroll through Circuito Chico, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning site .

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. While traveling from El Calafate, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

3
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 nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires visit website .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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

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