14 days in Chilean Patagonia & Patagonia Itinerary

14 days in Chilean Patagonia & Patagonia Itinerary

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14 days in Chilean Patagonia & Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  3​h
1
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

3
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, wildlife, nature, and casinos. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Strait of Magellan, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Recuerdo, get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional De Magallanes, and stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Punta Arenas trip itinerary builder site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Punta Arenas is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Punta Arenas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Punta Arenas is cooler than Sao Paulo - with highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Museo Regional De Magallanes ©
Museo Regional De Magallanes

2
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Martial.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia day trip planning site .

Take a bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. In October in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get outside with Enjoy!, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. October in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
On the 30th (Wed), appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, then fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, then trek along Circuito Chico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip website .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 1°C at night. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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