49 days in Patagonia Itinerary

49 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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49 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly:  25​h
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
2
El Bolson
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
San Martin de los Andes
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Villa La Angostura
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
6
El Chalten
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h
7
El Calafate
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Ushuaia
— 8 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

6
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: fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder tool .

Valletta, Malta to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Argentine Time (ART) is minus 4 hours. In May, San Carlos de Bariloche is cooler than Valletta - with highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can take a bus to El Bolson.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

4
nights
El Bolson

El Bolson ©
El Bolson tourism thrives largely thanks to the area's outstanding opportunities for fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, climbing, and cycling across a quiet landscape squeezed between two towering mountain ranges.
El Bolson is known for nature, shopping, outdoors, adventure, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar del Hielo Azul, make a trip to Plaza Pagano, relax in the rural setting at Humus de la Montana, and explore the activities along Lake Epuyen.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our El Bolson online route planner .

Traveling by bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Bolson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in El Bolson

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

El Hoyo, Province of Chubut
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo ©
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo
Rio Azul ©
Rio Azul
Lake Epuyen ©
Lake Epuyen

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.
Explore San Martin de los Andes' surroundings by going to Junin de los Andes (Lanín, Rio Chimehuin, & more). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, and identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from El Bolson to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Junin de los Andes
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Lanín ©
Lanín
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.
Step out of Villa La Angostura with an excursion to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nahuel Huapi Lake, contemplate the long history of Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura tour itinerary website .

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 9°C in June, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mirador Lago Traful, Nahuel Huapi Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nahuel Huapi Lake ©
Nahuel Huapi Lake
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Puerto Piramides (in Puerto Piramides), Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro, get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

Planning Puerto Madryn trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Villa La Angostura to Puerto Madryn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Punta Tombo, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Puerto Piramides
Highlights from your plan
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

5
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 15th (Mon) exploring nature at Fitz Roy. And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, and explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the El Chalten trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to El Chalten by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and take a stroll through Avenida Libertador.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): 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 27th (Sat): hike along Laguna de los Tres.

Discover how to plan a Los Glaciares National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to 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

8
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, and see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia road trip planning tool .

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. June in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Glaciar Martial
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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