26 days in Patagonia Itinerary

26 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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26 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Warsaw
Fly:  21​h
1
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
5
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
6
Villa La Angostura
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Warsaw

3
nights
Ushuaia

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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, look for gifts at Chocolates Edelweiss, don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia sightseeing planner.

Warsaw, Poland to Ushuaia is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Argentine Time (ART) is minus 4 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Warsaw in January: highs in Ushuaia hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in January since evenings lows in Los Glaciares National Park dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

3
nights
El Calafate

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.
Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

3
nights
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, and admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planning tool .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
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: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and gain insight at Ecocentro.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn road trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Compania Mercantil de Chubut
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

3
nights
Villa La Angostura

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.
Take a break from Villa La Angostura with a short trip to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Rio Correntoso, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, and browse the different shops at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura online journey builder .

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 January in Villa La Angostura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Mirador Lago Traful, Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Nahuel Huapi Lake ©
Nahuel Huapi Lake

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 31st (Fri), get outside with Lago Lacar, stop by Damonte Outfitters Fly Fishing & Fly Shop, and then take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes. On your second day here, cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Quila Quina, and then admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes vacation builder site .

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Fishing Charters & Tours

4
nights
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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker website .

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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