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

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

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

Start: Melbourne, Australia
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  26​h
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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2
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.
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, then make a trip to Muelle Historico, and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) tour itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 14 hours traveling from Melbourne to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit cooler in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): highs are around 13°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and then explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate road trip planner .

Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in October, you will find days in El Calafate are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): kick back and relax at Playa Larga and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, explore the activities along Lago Roca, and then pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia day trip tool .

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ushuaia, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

2
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then identify plant and animal life at Loberia de Punta Loma, and then examine the collection at Museo de Gemas. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Doradillo, and then appreciate the history behind Monumento al Indio Tehuelche.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn online trip itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Loberia de Punta Loma ©
Loberia de Punta Loma
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

1
night
Villa La Angostura, Argentina

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 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, then explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then explore the activities along Rio Correntoso.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura tour planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Madryn to Villa La Angostura takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Lago Espejo Grande ©
Lago Espejo Grande
Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion ©

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Get outdoors at Piedras Blancas and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Step off the beaten path and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Fishing Charters & Tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Fishing Charters & Tours
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

2
nights
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls and then go deep underground at Wanda Mines. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park road trip planning app .

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Iguazu National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

4
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.
Catedral de la Plata and Catedral de San Isidro will appeal to history buffs. Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Basilica de Lujan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: Museo de La Plata (in La Plata) and Villa Ocampo (in San Isidro). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Bicentenario, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Aguas Corrientes, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Plata, San Isidro, Museo Ferroviario, Basilica de Lujan
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Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro

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