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

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

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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Shuttle
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina

— 5 nights

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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, stroll through Glacier Martial, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary maker app.

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect nights in Ushuaia to be cooler, around 37°F, while days are slightly colder, around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

El Chalten, Argentina

— 4 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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, explore the activities along Laguna Toro, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Muelle Historico and then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Grey.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) visit planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature · Parks

El Calafate, Argentina

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Calafate: Perito Moreno National Park (in Perito Moreno) and Perito Moreno Glacier (in Los Glaciares National Park). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Enjoy!, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, and look for gifts at La Aldea de los Gnomos.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Calafate trip builder.

You can take a shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. In November, daytime highs in El Calafate are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.