11 days in Patagonia Itinerary

11 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia tour planner

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El Calafate
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
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El Calafate

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and Avenida Libertador. Take a break from the city and head to Perito Moreno Glacier and Estancia Cristina. Go for a jaunt from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park to see Glaciar Spegazzini about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, stop by Vellon Negro, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Calafate journey site.

Panama City, Panama to El Calafate is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 2 hours. Traveling from Panama City in October, expect El Calafate to be colder, temps between 9°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ushuaia

— 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.
Get in touch with nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park and Glacier Martial. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and Museo del Fin del Mundo. Next up on the itinerary: get up close to creatures of the deep with Wayfinders and identify plant and animal life at Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip maker.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from El Calafate in November since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 3 nights
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 (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then stroll through Circuito Chico. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and then cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche visit planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are somewhat warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Patagonia travel guide

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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.