16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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16 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Temuco
Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Temuco

3
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: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, steep yourself in history at The Town of Gaiman, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn sightseeing planning tool .

Temuco, Chile to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 15-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

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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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia Lapataia, and don't miss a visit to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ushuaia online attractions planner .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. September in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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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 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and look for gifts at Vellon Negro.

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Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in September, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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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.
Los Glaciares National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier and trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. October in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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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: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, hike along Circuito Chico, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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