21 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Coyhaique, Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive
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Perito Moreno, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Coyhaique, Chile

— 1 night
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Coyhaique online vacation maker.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Coyhaique is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sao Paulo to Coyhaique. While traveling from Sao Paulo, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Coyhaique, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile

— 3 nights
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Get in touch with nature at Marble Cathedrals and Bayo Lake. It doesn't end there: trot along with Turismo Valle Leones.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Rio Tranquilo day trip website.

Traveling by shuttle from Coyhaique to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in Puerto Rio Tranquilo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. You'll set off for Perito Moreno on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Tours

Side Trip

Perito Moreno, Argentina

— 1 night
Perito Moreno is a town in the northwest of Santa Cruz Province, Argentina, 25 km east of Lake Buenos Aires. You've now added Cueva de las Manos to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perito Moreno sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to Perito Moreno in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. March in Perito Moreno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Chalten.

Things to do in Perito Moreno

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Perito Moreno to El Chalten takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

El Calafate, Argentina

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Estancia 25 de Mayo. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Enjoy! and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. Go for a jaunt from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park to see Glaciar Spegazzini about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Onelli Glacier, hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos, and make a trip to Avenida Libertador.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Calafate tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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.
On the 21st (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour, then view the masterpieces at La Tehuelche, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally sample the fine beverages at Last Hope Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park and then see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) road trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) when traveling from El Calafate in March, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 2 nights
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 23rd (Mon), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then head outdoors with Strait of Magellan.

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Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Punta Arenas, with lows of 5°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Ushuaia Bay and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glaciar Martial and Isla de Los Pajaros. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park (Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo & Lago Roca). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head off the coast to Isla Bridges, and take in the exciting artwork at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ushuaia sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. In March in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

4.4
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.