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.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, then explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and then get outside with Enjoy!.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate online trip maker .

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. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in January: highs in El Calafate hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cerro Otto, then stroll through Circuito Chico, and then examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche attractions planner.

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. When traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for a bit warmer days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 28°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Puerto Madero and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. Visit Calle Defensa and Tumulo de Liliana Crociati de Szaszak for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip app .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

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