59 days in Patagonia Itinerary

59 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Ushuaia
— 7 nights
Fly
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El Calafate
— 7 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 7 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 8 nights
Drive
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El Hoyo
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Martin de los Andes
— 8 nights
Drive
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Neuquen
— 6 nights
Drive
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Las Grutas
— 1 night
Drive
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Sierra Grande
— 1 night
Drive
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Puerto Piramides
— 2 nights
Drive
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Puerto Madryn
— 7 nights
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Ushuaia

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Tierra del Fuego National Park and Bahia Lapataia. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Lago Roca, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, shop like a local with Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and tour in style with a train tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip planning app.

Santiago, Chile to Ushuaia is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Ushuaia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

El Calafate

— 7 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting El Calafate side-trips: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, don't miss a visit to Avenida Libertador, and get outside with Enjoy!.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read El Calafate online visit planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in December since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 7 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.
El Chalten is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lago del Desierto.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip planner.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 8 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Catedral Alta Patagonis will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting San Carlos de Bariloche side-trips: Rio Correntoso (in Villa La Angostura) and Dina Huapi (in Dina Huapi). And it doesn't end there: trek along Circuito Chico, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Isla Victoria.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to El Hoyo.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

El Hoyo

— 2 nights
El Hoyo is a village and municipality in Chubut Province in southern Argentina. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Puerto Patriada, look for gifts at La Frambueseria, then get your game on at Laberinto Patagonia, and finally admire the sheer force of La Catarata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Parque Nacional Lago Puelo and then get outside with Lago de Puelo.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Hoyo trip maker tool.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Hoyo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in El Hoyo

Nature · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

San Martin de los Andes

— 8 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Route of the Seven Lakes and Lanín. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Traful (Mirador Lago Traful & Camping Puerto Arrayan), Villa La Angostura (Cajon Negro & Lago Espejo Grande) and Rio Chimehuin (in Junin de los Andes). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Playa La Islita, and take in nature's colorful creations at Plaza Sarmiento.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from El Hoyo to San Martin de los Andes in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Neuquen.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Neuquen

— 6 nights
Located on the confluence of two rivers, Neuquen represents the largest urban center in Argentine Patagonia, known for its tree-lined streets and neat public squares.
Bring the kids along to Lago Huechulafquen and Capilla de Maria Auxiliadora del Paimun. Venture out of the city with trips to Museo Municipal Ernesto Bachmann (in Villa El Chocon), Bubalcó (in Allen) and Plottier (Teatro El Zaguan & Parque Acuatico Patagonia Splash). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, engage your brain at Lago Barreales Paleontological Centre, head off the coast to Balneario Municipal Isla 58, and hit the slopes at Caviahue Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Neuquen day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Neuquen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Neuquen, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Grutas.

Things to do in Neuquen

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Las Grutas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla Stella Maris and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas del Gualicho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Perdices, kick back and relax at Playa las Conchillas, and then stroll through Playa Piedras Coloradas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Grutas day trip app.

Traveling by car from Neuquen to Las Grutas takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sierra Grande.

Things to do in Las Grutas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Sierra Grande

— 1 night
On the 4th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Suecos and then kick back and relax at Playas Doradas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sierra Grande journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Las Grutas to Sierra Grande takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Piramides.

Things to do in Sierra Grande

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Puerto Piramides

— 2 nights
Puerto Piramides vacations became popular in the 1970s, after legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau surveyed the area and observed the behavior of southern right whales.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Caleta Valdes, get outside with Peke Sosa Avistajes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Piramide. On your second day here, stroll through Reserva Natural Isla De Los Pajaros, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Pardelas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Piramides holiday maker app.

Drive from Sierra Grande to Puerto Piramides in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Puerto Piramides

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Puerto Madryn

— 7 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Peninsula Valdes and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew), Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Loberia de Punta Loma, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Cantera, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and deepen your understanding at Ecocentro.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Puerto Piramides to Puerto Madryn in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.