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

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

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

Start: Brussels, Belgium
train + Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h
7
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
8
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
10
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
11
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  18​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally take a stroll through Calle Defensa.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires sightseeing planning app .

Brussels, Belgium to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In December, Buenos Aires is much hotter than Brussels - with highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

3
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, nature, museums, shopping, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo, and see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Salta itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, Salta is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta
Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): do a tasting at Cepas Winery and then walk around Parque General San Martin. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, learn about winemaking at Bodega Budeguer, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Provincial Aconcagua, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mendoza travel route builder website .

You can fly from Salta to Mendoza in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Mendoza is somewhat warmer than Salta - with highs of 38°C and lows of 23°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Parque Provincial Aconcagua ©
Parque Provincial Aconcagua

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then walk around Parque Nahuelito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, then stroll through Circuito Chico, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Bahia Lopez, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Municipal.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in January, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito

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 (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna Capri and then take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your El Chalten trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate tour planner.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monumento de la Mano, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): make a trip to Muelle Historico, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Etnia Souvenirs & Wool.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip tool .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Calafate in January, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Los Glaciares National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Los Glaciares National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

3
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, explore the activities along Canal Beagle, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and make a trip to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip maker site .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

3
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.
When in Puerto Madryn, make a side trip to see Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew, approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes, get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, stroll through Playa El Doradillo, and gain insight at Ecocentro.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

3
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, and finally make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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