60 days in Patagonia Itinerary

60 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
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Ushuaia
— 7 nights
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El Calafate
— 6 nights
Bus
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El Chalten
— 6 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Villa La Angostura
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Villa La Angostura
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 8 nights
Drive
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El Bolson
— 4 nights
Drive
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Esquel
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Martin de los Andes
— 7 nights
Drive
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Villa Pehuenia
— 2 nights
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Neuquen
— 6 nights
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Puerto Madryn

— 5 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Trelew (Laguna Chiquichano & Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio), Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and get great views at Mirador Loberia.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn online travel route planner.

Rosario to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego National Park (Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo & Lago Roca) and Complejo Del Ecotono (in Tolhuin). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and fly down the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount).

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia day trip website.

Fly from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. In September in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

El Calafate

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, don't miss a visit to Avenida Libertador, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in El Calafate, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

El Chalten

— 6 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, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten, and trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online holiday 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 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Villa La Angostura

— 5 nights

Garden of Patagonia

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Traful (Cerros Negro & Monje Trail, Camping Puerto Arrayan, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cerro Bayo, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cabalgatas del Tero.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Villa La Angostura trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Villa La Angostura in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, and take a leisurely stroll along Isla Victoria.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to El Bolson.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

El Bolson

— 4 nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from El Bolson to Lago Puelo to see Lago de Puelo about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cerro Currumahuida, explore the activities along Lake Epuyen, look for gifts at Stand Ruta 40 Norte, and relax in the rural setting at Humus de la Montana.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our El Bolson road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Bolson takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Esquel.

Things to do in El Bolson

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Esquel

— 2 nights
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.
On the 14th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Museo de Culturas Originarias Patagonicas, then don't miss a visit to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Alerces, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional Molino Andes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Campo de Los Tulipanes and then fly down the slopes at La Hoya Centro de Ski.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Esquel trip planner.

You can drive from El Bolson to Esquel in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Esquel

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Martin de los Andes

— 7 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Get out of town with these interesting San Martin de los Andes side-trips: Junin de los Andes (Rio Chimehuin, Tromen Lake, &more). There's much more to do: cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Bosque de los Huskies, and kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Esquel to San Martin de los Andes takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Villa Pehuenia.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Villa Pehuenia

— 2 nights
The charming village of Villa Pehuenia sits in the hilly Patagonian forest of the Nequen province.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Batea Mahuida, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Miradores de Villa Pehuenia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Alumine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Alumine, and then cruise along Bajada del Rahue.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Villa Pehuenia trip planning site.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa Pehuenia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Neuquen.

Things to do in Villa Pehuenia

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Villa El Chocon (Museo Municipal Ernesto Bachmann & Canadon Escondido), Caviahue Ski Resort (in Caviahue) and General Roca (Humberto Canale Bodega, Valle de la Luna Rojo, &more). There's much more to do: get outside with Lago Huechulafquen, contemplate the waterfront views at Paseo de la Costa de Neuquen, examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and see a show at Teatro El Zaguan.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Neuquen travel route planner.

Drive from Villa Pehuenia to Neuquen in 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Neuquen

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · Mountains
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.