29 days in Patagonia Itinerary

29 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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29 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  24​h
1
Villa La Angostura
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
5
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Calafate
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

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.
Step out of Villa La Angostura to go to Villa Traful and see Mirador Lago Traful, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Nahuel Huapi Lake, explore the striking landscape of Cabalgatas del Tero, take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Villa La Angostura online travel route planner .

Sydney, Australia to Villa La Angostura is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Villa La Angostura is minus 13 hours. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Villa La Angostura: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature Parks Adventure

Side Trips

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

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 5th (Sun), contemplate the geological forces at Volcán Lanín and then cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): cast your line with a fishing tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Quila Quina, and then stop by De la Montana.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes day trip planning website .

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 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lanín
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Lanín ©
Lanín
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

4
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

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 through Cerro Tronador, trek along Circuito Chico, and fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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.
Go for a jaunt from Puerto Madryn to Trelew to see Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes, see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas, gain insight at Ecocentro, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn day trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Madryn in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Fitz Roy. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, and take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Chalten tour site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Chalten in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

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

4
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 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier, get outside with Enjoy!, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate travel planner.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in El Calafate are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

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

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 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park visit planning website .

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

4
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, explore the activities along Canal Beagle, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

You can plan Ushuaia trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in April, Ushuaia is slightly colder at night with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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