17 days in Patagonia, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) & Hanga Roa Itinerary

17 days in Patagonia, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) & Hanga Roa Itinerary

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

— 2 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.
Get in touch with nature at Ushuaia Bay and Lago Roca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plaza Malvinas and Helicopter Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Vinciguerra, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Bozeman, USA to Ushuaia is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Bozeman in February, you will find days in Ushuaia are somewhat warmer (55°F), and nights are much hotter (43°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Patagonia Adventure. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories and La Tehuelche. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is somewhat warmer than Ushuaia - with highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Estancia 25 de Mayo and Enjoy!. Take a break from the city and head to Estancia Cristina and Onelli Glacier. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip maker.

Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Amanecer en El Chalten, get outside with Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre, and finally get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores. Here are some ideas for day two: cast your line with El Chalten Anglers and then look for all kinds of wild species at Los Huemules.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planner.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in El Chalten

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Hanga Roa, Chile

— 3 nights
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Ahu Nau Nau and Ahu Vaihu are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Papa Vaka. The adventure continues: stroll through Anakena, kick back and relax at Playa Pea, look for gifts at Tamure Shop, and explore the ancient world of Ahu Hanga Te'e.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa tour builder app.

You can do a combination of bus, shuttle, and flight from El Chalten to Hanga Roa in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Easter Island Standard Time is minus 3 hours. In February in Hanga Roa, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 69°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.

Easter Island travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Volcanos
Shrouded in centuries of mystery, Easter Island remains one of the world's most geographically and culturally isolated places. Just over 6,000 people call the Chilean island home, with nearly double that number of visitors arriving each year to unravel the enigma of the island's giant stone heads, known as moai. Built by the island's original inhabitants, the Rapa Nui people, the monolithic moai continue to keep watch over the windswept coastline and serve as top Easter Island tourist attractions. During your Easter Island vacation, you can explore the hilly landscape on foot, by bicycle, or on horseback.