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

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

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
3
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 2nd (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at CloseUp Chile. On your second day here, stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago online travel route planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

4
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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, trot along with a tour on horseback, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales ©

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 9th (Mon): hike along Laguna de los Tres and then stroll through Laguna Torre.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten online travel route planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

5
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Fin del Mundo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia day trip tool.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In March in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Calle Defensa, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires road trip planning site.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in March: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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