15 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

15 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Playa Larga and Lago Roca. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tierra del Fuego National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced, and examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip itinerary site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Ushuaia is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in October: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 11°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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 1st (Fri): get outside with Enjoy!, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, and then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Onelli Glacier, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and then make a trip to Avenida Libertador.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planning tool .

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at La Tehuelche, head outdoors with Patagonia Line, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary builder website .

Take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Spas Parks
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Spas
La Tehuelche ©
La Tehuelche

5
nights
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Laguna Torre and Madsen House Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and Fitz Roy. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Road to El Chalten, take in the awesome beauty at Amanecer en El Chalten, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and hike along Mirador del Torre.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

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