31 days in Patagonia & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

31 days in Patagonia & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 3 nights
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Coyhaique, Chile
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, see the interesting displays at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning app.

Chisinau, Moldova to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chisinau to San Carlos de Bariloche is minus 5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Ecocentro, explore the galleries of Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, and then take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn day trip tool.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Madryn in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

End of the World

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 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. December in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

El Calafate, Argentina

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of El Calafate with an excursion to Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park--about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and trot along with Cabalgata del Glaciar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in El Calafate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

El Chalten, Argentina

— 4 nights
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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, push the limits with Rafting El Chalten, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 4 nights
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.
Spend the 14th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of Glacier Grey. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, take in the local highlights with Fortaleza Expediciones, explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) road trip site.

Drive from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). In December in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Parks · Nature · Tours · Museums

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 3 nights
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.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Isla Magdalena, head outdoors with Strait of Magellan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Sagrado Corazon.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Punta Arenas day trip app.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Punta Arenas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Coyhaique, Chile

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll through Coyhaique National Reserve. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Marchant and then stroll through Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coyhaique trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Punta Arenas to Coyhaique takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Punta Arenas in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coyhaique: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks · Wildlife

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · Mountains
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.