16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  25 h
1
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
4
Villa La Angostura
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h
5
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Geneva

3
nights
Ushuaia

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 striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, head off the coast to Isla Bridges, explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, and don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia itinerary site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Ushuaia is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, tram, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Ushuaia is minus 4 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Geneva in February: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 15°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

2
nights
El Calafate

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 19th (Wed), examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Calafate online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

2
nights
El Chalten

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 21st (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, then take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and finally stroll through Laguna Torre.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
day
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the different shops at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, then explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then explore the activities along Rio Correntoso.

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Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from El Chalten to Villa La Angostura takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Lago Espejo Grande ©
Lago Espejo Grande
Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras ©

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at De la Montana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally head outdoors with Route of the Seven Lakes. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Lago Lacar, don't miss a visit to Centro Civico, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Fishing Charters & Tours

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and trek along Circuito Chico.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche attractions planning app .

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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