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

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

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

Start: Paramaribo, Suriname
Fly:  16​h 45​min
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Salta, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Purmamarca, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Cachi, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Cafayate, Argentina
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
6
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
10
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
11
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
12
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
13
Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 day
Drive:  10​h 15​min
14
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
15
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Paramaribo, Suriname

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Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Salta trip site .

Paramaribo, Suriname to Salta is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Paramaribo in October, you will find days in Salta are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are colder (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Purmamarca.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico ©
Museo Pajcha Arte Etnico

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Purmamarca, Argentina

Purmamarca ©
With a population of just over 2,000, the small village of Purmamarca possesses a remote Andean charm, with its adobe houses and colorful market streets some of the most photogenic in the area.
On the 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima, then trek along Paseo de los Colorados, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Purmamarca online trip builder .

Getting from Salta to Purmamarca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cachi.

Things to do in Purmamarca

Parks Trails Nature
Highlights from your plan
Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima ©
Iglesia de Santa Rosa de Lima
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors

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Cachi, Argentina

Cachi ©
Though it's the biggest settlement for miles and locals call it a city, Cachi is really more of a village with a population of just over 2,000.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Parque Nacional Los Cardones, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cachi Iglesia, and then make a trip to Cachi.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cachi trip planning website .

You can drive from Purmamarca to Cachi in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cachi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Cardones ©
Parque Nacional Los Cardones
Cachi Iglesia ©
Cachi Iglesia
Cachi ©
Cachi

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Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at La Garganta del Diablo, take in the dramatic natural features at El Anfiteatro, then make a trip to Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, and finally examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cafayate travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Cachi to Cafayate takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

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Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, do a tasting at Casarena Bodega y Vinedos, do a tasting at Bodega Renacer, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Lagarde, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Carmelo Patti.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Mendoza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Lagarde ©
Bodega Lagarde

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Palacio Ferreyra, contemplate the long history of Paseo del Buen Pastor, examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online trip builder .

You can fly from Mendoza to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in November, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Palacio Ferreyra ©
Museo Palacio Ferreyra
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat ©
Colegio Nacional de Monserrat

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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 3rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita and then admire the sheer force of Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing site .

You can fly from Cordoba to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in November: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita

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Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentina

Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along Lago Roca.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tierra del Fuego National Park tour builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Carlos de Bariloche to Tierra del Fuego National Park. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Tierra del Fuego National Park, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Tierra del Fuego National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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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.
For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tierra del Fuego National Park to Ushuaia in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will leave for El Calafate on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
On the 5th (Tue), look for gifts at Arte Indio, get outside with Enjoy!, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate road trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in November since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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 6th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torres del Paine National Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) driving holiday planner .

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from El Calafate in November since evenings lows in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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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.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre, and then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten holiday website .

Traveling by car from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

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Perito Moreno, Argentina

Perito Moreno
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 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cave of the Hands.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Perito Moreno trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from El Chalten to Perito Moreno in 9 hours. November in Perito Moreno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.
Highlights from your plan
Cave of the Hands
Cave of the Hands

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Puerto Madryn, Argentina

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 9th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Madryn travel planner .

Getting from Perito Moreno to Puerto Madryn by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Scuba & Snorkeling

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Fragata ARA Sarmiento, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, examine the collection at Museo Del Bicentenario, see the interesting displays at Museo River Plate, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo ©
Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo
Museo River Plate ©
Museo River Plate

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