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:  2​h 30​min
1
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
bus:  8​h
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
5
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas
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.
To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas tour itinerary planner.

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. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Punta Arenas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in October: high temperatures in Punta Arenas hover around 12°C and lows are around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and Museo del Fin del Mundo. Visiting Tierra del Fuego National Park and Isla Bridges will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo
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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and finally make a trip to Avenida Libertador.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate road trip planner.

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 8°C in El Calafate. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stop by Marcopolo Bookstore and then hike along Fitz Roy. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then stroll through Laguna Torre.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

5
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Playa El Doradillo and Ecocentro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and The Town of Gaiman. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Peninsula Valdes, kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn trip builder site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

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