42 days in Patagonia Itinerary

42 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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42 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Budapest
Fly:  26​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 La Angostura
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Comodoro Rivadavia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Gaiman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
7
El Chalten
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
8
El Calafate
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Ushuaia
— 6 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Budapest

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.
Visiting Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Catedral Alta Patagonis will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Circuito Chico, make a trip to Galeria del Sol, cast your line with a fishing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner .

Budapest, Hungary to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Budapest to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Budapest in December, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Via Christi and Iglesia San Jose. Get in touch with nature at Route of the Seven Lakes and Cerro Chapelco. When in San Martin de los Andes, make a side trip to see Volcán Lanín in Junin de los Andes, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, identify plant and animal life at Escorial, kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, and head outdoors with Lago Lacar.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes visit planner.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Junin de los Andes
Highlights from your plan
Lanín ©
Lanín
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco

5
nights
Villa La Angostura

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion and Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura. Step out of the city life by going to Nahuel Huapi Lake and Kayaking & Canoeing. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Villa La Angostura: Villa Traful (Mirador Lago Traful & Camping Puerto Arrayan). Make the 9th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, explore the striking landscape of Cabalgatas del Tero, buy something for everyone on your list at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, and stroll through Bosque Sumergido.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Villa La Angostura trip planning tool .

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Comodoro Rivadavia.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa Traful, Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nahuel Huapi Lake ©
Nahuel Huapi Lake
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

1
night
Comodoro Rivadavia

Comodoro Rivadavia ©
Comodoro Rivadavia is a city in the Patagonian province of Chubut in southern Argentina, located on the San Jorge Gulf, an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the Chenque Hill. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Fortin Chacabuco, then take in the pleasant sights at Biblioteca Popular Astra, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Juan Bosco, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Punta Marques.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Comodoro Rivadavia trip itinerary maker .

Explore your travel options from Villa La Angostura to Comodoro Rivadavia with the Route module. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Comodoro Rivadavia when traveling from Villa La Angostura in January, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Gaiman.

Things to do in Comodoro Rivadavia

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Reserva Natural Punta Marques
Highlights from your plan
Reserva Natural Punta Marques ©
Reserva Natural Punta Marques
Catedral de San Juan Bosco ©
Catedral de San Juan Bosco

1
night
Gaiman

Gaiman ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Antropologico, steep yourself in history at Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman, then take an in-depth tour of Compania Mercantil de Chubut, then examine the collection at Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Casa del Poeta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gaiman visit planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Comodoro Rivadavia to Gaiman. Traveling from Comodoro Rivadavia in January, expect nights in Gaiman to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Gaiman

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Compania Mercantil de Chubut
Highlights from your plan
Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman ©
Museo Casa del Poeta ©
Museo Casa del Poeta
Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman ©
Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman

5
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo de Gemas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Town of Gaiman and Museo Pueblo de Luis. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, and take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

Start your trip to Puerto Madryn by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Gaiman to Puerto Madryn takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Trelew, Punta Tombo
Highlights from your plan
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

4
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.
Laguna Torre and Encuentros con la Historia. Estancia Turistica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Cerro Fitz Roy and Laguna Capri. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, get great views at Mirador del Torre, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, and stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Chalten in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago del Desierto
Highlights from your plan
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Enjoy!. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate travel route planner.

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a 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
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier

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 30th (Thu): 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: stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In January in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) 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

6
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego and Bahia Lapataia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia and Estancia Harberton. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Los Amigos, don't miss a visit to Faro Les Eclaireurs, and examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia sightseeing website .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ushuaia when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial

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