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

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

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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Los Antiguos, Argentina
— 1 night
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Gobernador Gregores, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
Drive
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Rio Gallegos, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Rio Grande, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
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Perito Moreno, Argentina

— 2 nights
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Cave of the Hands.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perito Moreno day trip planning tool.

Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll set off for Los Antiguos on the 5th (Tue).
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Los Antiguos, Argentina

— 1 night
Los Antiguos is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, located on the south shore of Lago Buenos Aires. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stop by Chacra Don Neno and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Buenos Aires.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Antiguos trip planner.

Drive from Perito Moreno to Los Antiguos in an hour. In October, daily temperatures in Los Antiguos can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gobernador Gregores.

Things to do in Los Antiguos

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Gobernador Gregores, Argentina

— 1 night
Gobernador Gregores is a town in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, formerly known as Cañadón León. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Cardiel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gobernador Gregores visit planner.

You can drive from Los Antiguos to Gobernador Gregores in 6 hours. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Gobernador Gregores

Nature · Parks

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Torre, hike along Laguna de los Tres, then explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip planner.

You can drive from Gobernador Gregores to El Chalten in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes La Leona Petrified Forest. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at La Leona Petrified Forest and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate route planner.

You can drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Monumento de la Mano, examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online trip maker.

Getting from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Calafate in October, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums · Nature · Parks

Rio Gallegos, Argentina

— 2 nights
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Costanera Angel Sureda, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Azul, and then try your luck at Casino Club - Rio Gallegos. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza San Martin, identify plant and animal life at Cabo Virgenes, and then see the interesting displays at Museo de los Pioneros.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Rio Gallegos trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Rio Gallegos takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, expect nights in Rio Gallegos to be a bit cooler, around 2°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rio Grande.

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Rio Grande, Argentina

— 1 night
Río Grande is a city in Argentina, on the north coast of the eastern part of the Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. On the 16th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Cape Domingo and then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Centro Veteranos de Guerra Malvinas Argentinas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rio Grande online tour planner.

Drive from Rio Gallegos to Rio Grande in 5.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rio Gallegos in October: highs in Rio Grande hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Rio Grande

Nature · Parks · Museums

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

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Traveling by car from Rio Grande to Ushuaia takes 3 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature · Parks

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.