32 days in Argentina, Punta Arenas & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

32 days in Argentina, Punta Arenas & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

Queen of La Plata

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.
Get some historical perspective at Cemiterio de Recoleta and La Boca. Visiting Parque 3 de Febrero and Birding Buenos Aires will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: shop like a local with Puerto Madero, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo, take a stroll through Recoleta, and explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in February, with highs in Buenos Aires at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. Step out of the city life by going to Peninsula Valdes and Playa El Doradillo. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loberia de Punta Loma, and get outside with Napra Club.

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Fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and finally view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia travel planner.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. March in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Punta Arenas, Chile

— 2 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.
On the 5th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, then steep yourself in history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally appreciate the history behind Monumento Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Punta Arenas vacation builder website.

Getting from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas by bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas is minus 1 hour. In March in Punta Arenas, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

— 3 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.
Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Mylodon Cave Natural Monument. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories. There's lots more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic natural features at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza), and make a trip to Muelle Historico.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary website.

Getting from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. March in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

El Calafate, Argentina

— 1 night
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 9th (Wed): make a trip to Avenida Libertador, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate vacation planner.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in March, El Calafate is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

El Chalten, Argentina

— 3 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.
On the 11th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, then trek along Laguna de los Tres, and then admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, explore the activities along Laguna Torre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, then take a memorable drive along Road to El Chalten, and finally get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten online day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Espana. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Bodegas Lopez, do a tasting at Casa El Enemigo, learn about winemaking at Bodega Carmelo Patti, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Matervini, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mendoza driving holiday planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Mendoza by combination of bus and flight takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Cordoba, Argentina

— 3 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Paseo del Buen Pastor and Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de Los Capuchinos and Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Cordoba to Villa Carlos Paz to see Camino de las Las 100 Curvas about 40 minutes away. Spend the 18th (Fri) exploring nature at Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Santo Domingo, get outside with Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Cordoba La Iglesia De Jesucristo De Los Santos De Los Ultimos Dias, and explore the fascinating underground world of Las grutas de Ongamira.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba tour builder tool.

Fly from Mendoza to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in March, you will find days in Cordoba are colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

— 3 nights
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Puerto Iguazu trip planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Puerto Iguazu in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Cordoba in March: highs in Puerto Iguazu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Posadas.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Posadas, Argentina

— 3 nights
A convenient base for touring the old Jesuit missions responsible for the province's name, Posadas sits on the Parana River and serves as a major center for the tobacco, food, and textile industries.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ruinas de San Ignacio and Horacio Quiroga Home. Get in touch with nature at Temático Cruz de Santa Ana Park and Misionessquash. Venture out of the city with trips to Salto Tabay (in Jardin America), San Ignacio (Parque Provincial Teyu Cuare & Reserva Natural Osununu) and Ruina de Santa Ana (in Santa Ana). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Costanera, pause for some photo ops at Monumento Andres Guazurari, pause for some serene contemplation at La Iglesia Catedral de Posadas, and stop by Posadas Plaza Shopping.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Posadas sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Iguazu to Posadas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. March in Posadas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Posadas

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.