8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 1 night
bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro

1
day
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip itinerary site .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

1
night
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.
On the 15th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ushuaia are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park

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night
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.
On the 16th (Tue), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip builder website .

You can fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and then hike along Laguna de los Tres.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read El Chalten trip maker .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, hike along Circuito Chico, and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche vacation planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In April in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

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