60 days in Patagonia Itinerary

60 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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60 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  24​h
1
Villa La Angostura
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h
4
El Bolson
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Esquel
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
6
Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
7
El Chalten
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h
8
El Calafate
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
10
Ushuaia
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

6
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.
When in Villa La Angostura, make a side trip to see Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful, approximately 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Nahuel Huapi Lake, get outside with Cascada Nivinco, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Villa La Angostura travel planner.

Sydney, Australia to Villa La Angostura is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Argentine Time (ART) is minus 13 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Villa La Angostura, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

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
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

6
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around San Martin de los Andes: Junin de los Andes (Via Christi & Volcán Lanín). There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at Damonte Outfitters Fly Fishing & Fly Shop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes holiday builder website .

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Junin de los Andes
Highlights from your plan
Lanín ©
Lanín
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

7
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

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: enjoy breathtaking views from Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and trek along Circuito Chico.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can take a bus to El Bolson.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis

5
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.
Take a break from El Bolson with a short trip to Puerto Patriada in El Hoyo, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Lago Puelo, get in on the family fun at Laberinto Patagonia, head outdoors with Cajon del Azul, and take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar del Hielo Azul.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Bolson trip maker .

Traveling by bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Bolson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Esquel.

Things to do in El Bolson

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Hoyo, Province of Chubut, Lago de Puelo
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo ©
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo
Rio Azul ©
Rio Azul
Laberinto Patagonia ©
Laberinto Patagonia

3
nights
Esquel

Esquel ©
Although Welsh immigrants arrived in this area in the mid-19th century, Esquel was officially founded in 1906, which makes it a relatively young city by world standards.
Change things up with these side-trips from Esquel: Trevelin (Vinas del Nant y Fall Establecimiento Agroturistico, Reserva Natural Nant & Fall, & more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Alerces, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Culturas Originarias Patagonicas, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and make a trip to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Esquel road trip planning app .

You can drive from El Bolson to Esquel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Esquel

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Trevelin
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Alerces ©
Parque Nacional Los Alerces
Reserva Natural Nant & Fall ©
Reserva Natural Nant & Fall

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon), Puerto Piramides (in Puerto Piramides) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ecocentro, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn day trip planning tool .

Drive from Esquel to Puerto Madryn in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Fitz Roy. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto, cruise along Road to El Chalten, and get great views at Mirador del Torre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can 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
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

6
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 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, and wander the streets of Avenida Libertador.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our El Calafate online route planner .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) 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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park online vacation planner .

Take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough 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

9
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 Ushuaia with a short trip to Cerro Jeujepen in Tolhuin, about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, explore the activities along Laguna Esmeralda, step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ushuaia, with lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Faro de San Juan de Salvamento, Lago Roca, Cerro Jeujepen
Highlights from your plan
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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