30 days in Patagonia Itinerary

30 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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30 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: San Jose
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  20​h 45​min
1
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
2
El Calafate
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
5
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
6
Villa La Angostura
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
San Martin de los Andes
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Jose

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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Fitz Roy, explore the activities along Lago del Desierto, admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planning app .

San Jose, Costa Rica to El Chalten is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from San Jose to El Chalten. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
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 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and get outside with Enjoy!.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip maker site .

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daytime highs in El Calafate are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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 11th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. Keep things going the next day: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Los Glaciares National Park fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park by bus takes about 2 hours. In January in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

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, trails, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip app .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature 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

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Peninsula Valdes, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

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

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 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

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 with an excursion to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Rio Correntoso, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Villa La Angostura day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Madryn to Villa La Angostura in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
Highlights from your plan
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes

3
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.
San Martin de los Andes is known for scenic drive, beaches, winter sports, nature, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Route of the Seven Lakes, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, and look for gifts at De la Montana.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Fishing Charters & Tours

6
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: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, and contemplate the geological forces at Ventisquero Negro.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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

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