10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night


Puerto Madryn

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Costas de Patagonia, stroll through Loberia de Punta Loma, and then stroll through Estancia San Lorenzo.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn tour builder tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors


— 3 nights

End of the World

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Step off the beaten path and head to Ushuaia Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Glaciar Martial and Lago Roca. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia tour planning website.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

El Chalten

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Torre and Laguna de los Tres. Step out of the city life by going to Chorillo del Salto and Glaciar Huemul. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, take a memorable drive along Road to El Chalten, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the El Chalten road trip tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 1 night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Municipal, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Adventure · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Patagonia travel guide

Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.