34 days in Patagonia Itinerary

34 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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34 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly:  29​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Villa Traful
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
5
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Calafate
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Ushuaia
— 5 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Perth

4
nights
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: take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Tronador.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planning tool .

Perth, Australia to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll gain 11 hours traveling from Perth to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Perth in February, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 27°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Martin de los Andes: Lago Espejo Grande (in Villa La Angostura) and Volcán Lanín (in Junin de los Andes). On the 20th (Thu), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Cerro Chapelco. There's much more to do: cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, look for gifts at Paseo de Compras Del Maiten, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula de Yuco.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes day trip planner.

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Villa Traful.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Lanín, Lago Espejo Grande
Highlights from your plan
Lanín ©
Lanín
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

1
night
Villa Traful

Villa Traful ©
Villa Traful is a hamlet of the Argentine province of Neuquén located at the shore of the Traful Lake, at 720 metres above mean sea level. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): hike along Cerros Negro & Monje Trail, grab your bike and head to Camping Puerto Arrayan, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Lago Traful.

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Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa Traful takes 2 hours. February in Villa Traful sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Villa Traful

Trails Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful

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: Trelew (Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio & Museo Pueblo de Luis). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, and identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip builder website .

You can drive from Villa Traful to Puerto Madryn in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Trelew, Punta Tombo
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 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Cerro Fitz Roy. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, get great views at Mirador del Torre, hike along Paso de Viento, and stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

For reviews and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Chalten takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can 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

5
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 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, wander the streets of Av del Libertador, get outside with Enjoy!, and explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) 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 8th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park online holiday planner .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) 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

5
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.
Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in March, plan for little chillier nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Lago Roca
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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