29 days in Argentina & Puerto Montt Itinerary

29 days in Argentina & Puerto Montt Itinerary

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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
4
San Rafael, Argentina
— 4 nights
5
Copahue, Argentina
— 1 night
6
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 5 nights
7
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights

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 3rd (Sun) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary tool.

Buenos Aires to Ushuaia is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in January; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Trails
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©

5
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 a short trip to Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 50 min away). There's much more to do: cast your line with Estancia Cristina, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, take a stroll through Avenida Libertador, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

Make your El Calafate itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in January, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glaciar Spegazzini
Highlights from your plan
Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

5
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Tupungato (Monasterio del Cristo Orante, La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip, &more). Dedicate the 13th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: stroll around Parque General San Martin, take in the awesome beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro de la Gloria.

Plan trip to Mendoza with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from El Calafate to Mendoza in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in January, plan for much warmer days in Mendoza, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to San Rafael.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Tupungato
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

4
nights
San Rafael, Argentina

With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
San Rafael is known for nature, wineries, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Canon del Atuel, admire the engineering at Embalse Valle Grande, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Bianchi, and head outdoors with Sport Star Aventuras.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the San Rafael itinerary website.

Drive from Mendoza to San Rafael in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in San Rafael, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Copahue.

Things to do in San Rafael

Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Canon del Atuel ©
Canon del Atuel
Embalse los reyunos ©
Embalse los reyunos

1
night
Copahue, Argentina

Copahue
Start your trip to Copahue by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from San Rafael to Copahue in 10 hours. You'll set off for Puerto Montt on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Copahue

Spas

5
nights
Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Montt: Lake Esmeralda (in Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales), Petrohué Waterfalls (in Puerto Varas) and Osorno (Catedral San Mateo, Parque Cuarto Centenario de Osorno, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno, explore the activities along Lake Llanquihue, enjoy some diversion at In Puerto Varas, and see the interesting displays at Museo Antonio Felmer.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Puerto Montt holiday planner.

You can drive from Copahue to Puerto Montt in 9 hours. Traveling from Copahue to Puerto Montt, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Puerto Varas, Osorno, Lake Esmeralda
Highlights from your plan
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lake Llanquihue ©
Lake Llanquihue

4
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Trelew (Laguna Chiquichano, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, kick back and relax at Playa El Doradillo, cool off at Proyecto Iris, and identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn day trip planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Montt to Puerto Madryn in 16 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Trelew
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Scuba & Snorkeling

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