40 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

40 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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40 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
5
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 day
Bus:  5​h
6
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 5 nights
Bus:  19​h 30​min
8
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 2 nights
+3
Bus + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  9​h 15​min
10
San Rafael, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 45​min
12
Cafayate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
14
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palermo, Parque 3 de Febrero and Teatro Colón. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Fragata ARA Sarmiento. There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires online route planner .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, expect Buenos Aires to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 24°C. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to El Calafate.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Teatro Colón ©
Teatro Colón
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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El Calafate, Argentina

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 9th (Thu): head outdoors with Enjoy!.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for cooler days in El Calafate, with highs around 17°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing

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nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, and then explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from El Calafate in January, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

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Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

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nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
See some other sides of Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): get outside with W Circuit.

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On the 17th (Fri), you're off toPuerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planning website .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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El Calafate, Argentina

On the 18th (Sat), hunt for treasures at Paseo de Los Artesanos, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then have fun at Estancia 25 de Mayo, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sun) before leaving for El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife Tours Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Estancia 25 de Mayo ©
Estancia 25 de Mayo

5
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Laguna de los Tres and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago del Desierto, and head outdoors with Mirador Rio De Las Vueltas.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten road trip app .

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna de los Tres, Cerro Torre, Lago del Desierto
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Refugio Frey. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, explore the activities along Lago Steffen, browse the eclectic array of goods at Feria Artesanal Municipal, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip planning app .

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bosque Sumergido.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Villa La Angostura online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Rafael.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bosque Sumergido
Highlights from your plan
Bosque Sumergido ©
Bosque Sumergido
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes

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San Rafael, Argentina

San Rafael ©
With its idyllic tree-lined streets, San Rafael provides a tranquil setting for relaxation in the heart of Argentina.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): walk around Arqueológico - Villa Las Tinajas Park, admire the engineering at Embalse los reyunos, then do a tasting at Bodega Murville, then do a tasting at Winery La Abeja, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral San Rafael Arcangel. On the next day, do a tasting at Bodegas Bianchi, then see human ingenuity at work at Embalse Valle Grande, and then explore the striking landscape at Canon del Atuel.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the San Rafael online journey planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Villa La Angostura to San Rafael in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Villa La Angostura in January: high temperatures in San Rafael hover around 38°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Rafael

Parks Historic Sites Wineries
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Embalse los reyunos ©
Embalse los reyunos
Embalse Valle Grande ©
Embalse Valle Grande
Winery La Abeja ©
Winery La Abeja

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nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bodega Roberto Bonfanti and The Vines of Mendoza. Venture out of the city with trips to Tupungato (La Quebrada del Condor-Day Trip & Monasterio del Cristo Orante) and El Camino de las 365 Curvas (in Las Heras). There's still lots to do: explore by horseback at Los Pingos Horse Riding, walk around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Budeguer, and make a trip to Flag's Memorial Memorial De La Bandera.

Make your Mendoza itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from San Rafael to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from San Rafael in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mendoza, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cafayate.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Tupungato, Antigua Bodega Giol, El Camino de las 365 Curvas
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
El Camino de las 365 Curvas ©
El Camino de las 365 Curvas
The Vines of Mendoza ©
The Vines of Mendoza

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garganta del Diablo Salta and Los Castillos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cafayate: Amaicha del Valle (Tiu Punco & Quilmes Ruins (Ruinas de Quilmes)). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at El Anfiteatro, learn about winemaking at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate, and look for all kinds of wild species at Quebrada del Rio de las Conchas.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cafayate trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mendoza to Cafayate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Salta.

Things to do in Cafayate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Amaicha del Valle
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Los Castillos ©
Los Castillos
Garganta del Diablo Salta ©
Garganta del Diablo Salta
El Anfiteatro ©
El Anfiteatro

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Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): head outdoors with Dique Cabra Corral, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then don't miss a visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica Menor San Francisco, and then explore the striking landscape at Ojo de Mar.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Salta trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Cafayate to Salta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In February in Salta, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Salta

Outdoors Tours Museums

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Ojo de Mar
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Dique Cabra Corral ©
Dique Cabra Corral
Horseback Riding Tours
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palermo, Parque 3 de Febrero and Teatro Colón. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take a stroll through Palermo and then admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero. On your second day here, see a show at Teatro Colón, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires route planner .

Fly from Salta to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Salta in February since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Teatro Colón ©
Teatro Colón
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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