20 days in El Calafate & Ushuaia Itinerary

20 days in El Calafate & Ushuaia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia tour itinerary planner

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El Calafate
— 8 nights
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Ushuaia
— 11 nights
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El Calafate

— 8 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Rios de Hielo, and see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Calafate road trip site.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to El Calafate is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in September: highs in El Calafate hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Ushuaia

— 11 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ushuaia: Lago Escondido (in Lago Escondido), Lago Fagnano (in Tolhuin) and Tierra del Fuego National Park (Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, Lago Roca, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, see Off-Road Tours, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip planner.

Fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from El Calafate in September since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 1°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips