11 days in Argentina, Puerto Guadal & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

11 days in Argentina, Puerto Guadal & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Gobernador Gregores, Argentina
— 1 night
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Puerto Guadal, Chile
— 2 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
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El Calafate, Argentina

— 3 nights
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.
You've now added Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos and then stop by La Aldea de los Gnomos. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and then Head underground at Walichu Caves.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Calafate attractions website.

Buenos Aires to El Calafate is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for cooler days in El Calafate, with highs around 9°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gobernador Gregores.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Gobernador Gregores, Argentina

— 1 night
Gobernador Gregores is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, formerly known as Cañadón León. To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gobernador Gregores holiday builder tool.

Getting from El Calafate to Gobernador Gregores by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll set off for Puerto Guadal on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Gobernador Gregores

Parks · Nature

Puerto Guadal, Chile

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): discover the riches below the earth's surface at La Mina Escondida.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Guadal road trip planner.

You can drive from Gobernador Gregores to Puerto Guadal in 8.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 nights
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Los Huemules, take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Yaten, and finally get a new perspective on things with El Chalten Anglers.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Puerto Guadal to El Chalten takes 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Tours

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 2 nights
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
On the 10th (Sun), look for gifts at Krea Noe.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 8 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Shopping
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El Calafate, Argentina

Your day by day itinerary now includes Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip builder website.

You can take a shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in El Calafate: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.