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

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

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 day
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 2 nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fishing Charters & Tours and Refugio Frey. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche vacation planning site.

Milan, Italy to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Milan to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Milan in February, plan for much hotter days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 27°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Perito Moreno.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Perito Moreno, Argentina

— 1 day
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. On the 28th (Thu), Head underground at Cueva de las Manos.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Perito Moreno online sightseeing planner.

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Perito Moreno in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, Perito Moreno is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Road to El Chalten and Chorillo del Salto. Visiting Fitz Roy and Laguna Torre will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, trek along Mirador del Torre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten day trip planning app.

You can drive from Perito Moreno to El Chalten in 9 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then cast your line with a fishing tour, and then explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, appreciate the history behind Monumento al viento, and then explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

Make your Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

El Calafate, Argentina

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, join in the after-dark buzz at Patagonia Profunda, enjoy some diversion at Estancia 25 de Mayo, then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and finally look for gifts at La Aldea de los Gnomos. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Avenida Libertador, then examine the collection at Museo Argentino del Juguete, then head outdoors with Enjoy!, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in El Calafate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nightlife

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 9th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Monumento al Quijote, then take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, then discover the deep blue sea with Aquatours Buceo, and finally identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn takes 18.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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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.