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

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

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Rio Gallegos, Argentina
— 1 night
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
Shuttle to El Calafate, Fly to Puerto Madryn
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Bahia Blanca, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Tigre (Museo de la Prefectura Naval Argentina, Museo de arte Tigre, &more), San Isidro (Minka-Museo de Arte Moderno La Casa de Japon & Villa Ocampo) and Complejo Municipal San Francisco (in Berazategui). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning app.

London, UK to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 24°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Rio Gallegos, Argentina

— 1 night
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Eduardo Minnicelli, make a trip to Plaza San Martin, then go for a walk through Cabo Virgenes, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Malvinas Argentinas, and finally examine the collection at Museo Britanico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo de los Pioneros, get engrossed in the history at Museo Ferroviario Roberto Galian, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Cruceiro Gallego, get engrossed in the history at Casa Historica del Gobernador Juan Manuel Gregores, then learn about all things military at Museo de la Prefectura Naval Argentina, and finally don't miss a visit to Rio Gallegos, Tierra de Tehuelches e Inmigrantes.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rio Gallegos online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Rio Gallegos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Rio Gallegos, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 4 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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Last Hope Distillery, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) route planning tool.

You can drive from Rio Gallegos to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rio Gallegos in November: highs in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 4 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (Mirador Loberia & Puerto Piramides), Trelew (Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio & Museo Pueblo de Luis) and Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Cantera, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro, and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Puerto Madryn takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Puerto Madryn is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bahia Blanca.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Bahia Blanca, Argentina

— 4 nights
Bahía Blanca is a city in the southwest of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, by the Atlantic Ocean, and is the seat of government of Bahía Blanca Partido. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bahia Blanca: Sierra De la Ventana (Cerro Naposta, Estancia Mahuida Co, &more), Coronel Pringles (Plaza Coronel Pringles & Municipalidad de Coronel Pringles) and Tornquist (Municipalidad de Tornquist, Estacion Tornquist, &more). The adventure continues: get lost in a book at Biblioteca Popular Bernardino Rivadavia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Nuestra Senora de Fatima, catch a live performance at Teatro Municipal de Bahia Blanca, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Universidad Nacional del Sur.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bahia Blanca trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Madryn to Bahia Blanca in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In November in Bahia Blanca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Bahia Blanca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · 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.