31 days in Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

31 days in Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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31 days in Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  7​h
1
Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
2
Cafayate, Argentina
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h
5
Coyhaique, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 day
bus:  3​h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
8
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
12
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil


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3
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Colegio Nacional de Monserrat. Go for a jaunt from Cordoba to Villa Carlos Paz to see Carlos Paz Waterfront about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Society of Jesus Church, grab your bike and head to Parque del Kempes, steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Emilio Caraffa.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip itinerary maker .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cordoba is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Sao Paulo in November, plan for little chillier days in Cordoba, with highs around 74°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carlos Paz Waterfront
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Carlos Paz Waterfront ©
Carlos Paz Waterfront
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Society of Jesus Church ©
Society of Jesus Church

2
nights
Cafayate, Argentina

Cafayate ©
Nestled in one of the country's major wine regions, Cafayate and the surrounding area remain a top vacation destination throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at La Garganta del Diablo, explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Las Ventanas. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Los Castillos, look for all kinds of wild species at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas, then examine the collection at Museo de la Vid y el Vino de Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, and finally do a tasting at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cafayate online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Cordoba to Cafayate in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre)
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Los Castillos ©
Los Castillos
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro (The Amphitheatre) ©

1
night
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 7th (Thu), explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, then do a tasting at Bodega Renacer, then do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, and finally experience rural life at Olivicola Maguay. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then stroll around Parque General San Martin.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza online trip maker .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Cafayate to Mendoza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in November, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trip

Olivicola Maguay
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
On the 9th (Sat), trot along with a tour on horseback and then head outdoors with Strait of Magellan.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Punta Arenas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Mendoza in November, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Punta Arenas: temperatures range from 54°F by day to 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo and Museo Regional de Aysen. When in Coyhaique, make a side trip to see Cascada La Virgen in Puerto Aisen, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Coyhaique National Reserve, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, get great views at Mirador Marchant, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Ovejero.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Coyhaique trip website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta Arenas in November, you will find days in Coyhaique are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Cascada La Virgen
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Plaza de Armas ©
Plaza de Armas

1
day
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 13th (Wed): get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores and then explore the striking landscape of Fitz Roy.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our El Chalten driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Coyhaique to El Chalten in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Coyhaique to El Chalten, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then explore the striking landscape at Onelli Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our El Calafate tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in El Calafate are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier
Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate ©

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then explore the activities along Lago Roca, and then don't miss a visit to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ushuaia trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 38°F in Ushuaia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Tierra del Fuego National Park
Highlights from your plan
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Helicopter Tours
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park

3
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 18th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park road trip planning tool .

Fly from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, Los Glaciares National Park is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Lago Steffen. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Municipal, and fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche travel planner.

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Fishing Charters & Tours
Lago Steffen ©
Lago Steffen

2
nights
Villa La Angostura, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): look for gifts at Mamuschka. On your second day here, explore the activities along Nahuel Huapi Lake and then delve into the lush surroundings at Bosque Sumergido.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Villa La Angostura attractions website .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Villa Traful, Nahuel Huapi Lake
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Bosque Sumergido ©
Bosque Sumergido
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Cascada Nivinco ©
Cascada Nivinco

3
nights
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, then get outside with Lago Lacar, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Jose. On the next day, head outdoors with Mirador Arrayanes and then trek along Cerro Colorado.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes travel route planning website .

Drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Mirador Arrayanes ©
Mirador Arrayanes

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Museo Del Bicentenario. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, see the interesting displays at Museo River Plate, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner .

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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