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
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: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Last Hope Distillery, and explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planner .

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 difference when traveling from Denver to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is 3 hours. Traveling from Denver in November, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Nature
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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.
You've now added Cerro Alvear to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, stroll through Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ushuaia day trip tool .

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, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Cerro Alvear ©
Cerro Alvear
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Glaciar Spegazzini). Spend the 6th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's still lots to do: get outside with Enjoy!, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and stop by Vellon Negro.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate driving holiday site .

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 56°F in El Calafate. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catcht the 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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
Highlights from your plan
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.
Go for a jaunt from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa Traful to see Mirador Lago Traful about 2 hours away. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. There's still lots to do: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and get great views at Lago Mascardi Viewpoint.

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

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 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 Parque 3 de Febrero, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires travel website .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to 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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