13 days in Argentina Itinerary

13 days in Argentina Itinerary

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13 days in Argentina Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  23​h
1
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
3
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
nights
Ushuaia

Ushuaia ©
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 Lago Roca and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and head off the coast to Isla Bridges.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary builder app .

Seattle, USA to Ushuaia is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Ushuaia is 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Laguna Esmeralda ©
Laguna Esmeralda

2
nights
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Chorillo del Salto and El Mirador De Los Condores. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Cerro Fitz Roy. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Laguna Capri, stroll through Laguna de los Tres, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Torre, and look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

1
night
Puerto Madryn

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 29th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fishing Charters & Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

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