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

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

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

Start: Denver, United States
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
+2
Shuttle + Taxi + Fly:  8​h
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Denver, United States

3
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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, museums, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, cast your line with a fishing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stop by Krea Noe.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online tour itinerary builder .

Denver, USA to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in November, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

4
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.
Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Ushuaia takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Ushuaia is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting El Calafate side-trips: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Glaciar Spegazzini). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: get outside with Enjoy!, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read El Calafate sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 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 December since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Fitz Roy and then stroll through Laguna de los Tres. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read El Chalten visit planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

4
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.
Take a break from San Carlos de Bariloche with a short trip to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful, about 2 hours away. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, explore by horseback at Riding In Patagonia, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

7
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, wander the streets of Calle Defensa, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires attractions planning site .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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