9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  20 h 30 min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
El Calafate
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Lisbon

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Peninsula Valdes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, deepen your understanding at Ecocentro, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn driving holiday planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 24- hour combination of flight, taxi, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lisbon to Puerto Madryn. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For where to stay and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate by combination of bus, taxi, and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perito Moreno National Park.

For ratings and tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

You can take a bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. October in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glacier Martial, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Fin del Mundo, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip planner.

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Trails
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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