9 days in Patagonia & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

9 days in Patagonia & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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9 days in Patagonia & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

Start: Florianopolis, Brazil
Fly:  5​h
1
Rio Gallegos, Argentina
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Rio Gallegos, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly:  14​h
End: Florianopolis, Brazil

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Rio Gallegos, Argentina

Rio Gallegos
Río Gallegos is the capital and largest settlement of the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz in Argentina. To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rio Gallegos travel route planner .

Florianopolis, Brazil to Rio Gallegos is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Florianopolis, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Rio Gallegos, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Museums Parks Outdoors

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and La Tehuelche. Get outdoors at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument and Horseback Riding Tours. The adventure continues: cast your line with a fishing tour, don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, stop by Krea Noe, and explore the striking landscape at Channel of Last Hope (Ultima Esperanza).

Plan my day in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Rio Gallegos to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio Gallegos to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). When traveling from Rio Gallegos in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): temperatures range from 15°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

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El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Climbing Tours. Get some cultural insight at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico and Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, wander the streets of Avenida Libertador, and look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate online trip planner .

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rio Gallegos.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

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Rio Gallegos, Argentina

Rio Gallegos
To see more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Rio Gallegos online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from El Calafate to Rio Gallegos in 3.5 hours. While traveling from El Calafate, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Rio Gallegos, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 7°C. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Rio Gallegos

Museums Parks Outdoors

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