31 days in Patagonia & Punta Arenas Itinerary

31 days in Patagonia & Punta Arenas Itinerary

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 1 night
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Dos Pozos, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 4 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, sightseeing, and winter sports. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, tour the pleasant surroundings at Isla Victoria, and hike along Circuito Chico.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche holiday builder site.

Amarillo, USA to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 3 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, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Piedras Blancas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten online trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Perito Moreno Glacier). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, stop by Vellon Negro, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and wander the streets of Avenida Libertador.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Calafate online tour planner.

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in March, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Punta Arenas.
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Punta Arenas, Chile — 2 nights

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Parque del Estrecho de Magallanes, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the waterfront at Costanera del Estrecho. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Museo Salesiano / Magiorinno Borgatello, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, and then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Punta Arenas vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to Punta Arenas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Punta Arenas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Calafate in March, expect little chillier with lows of 41°F in Punta Arenas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Ushuaia.
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 5 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.
Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, and explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Vinciguerra.

Before you visit Ushuaia, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia takes 8 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. March in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to fly to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina — 1 night

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
To find photos and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dos Pozos.
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Dos Pozos, Argentina — 2 nights

On the 7th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dos Pozos day trip planning site.

You can drive from Puerto Madryn to Dos Pozos in 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 47°F. You will leave for San Martin de los Andes on the 8th (Sat).
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina — 3 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
San Martin de los Andes is known for scenic drive, nature, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and stroll through Playa Bonita.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dos Pozos to San Martin de los Andes takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Villa La Angostura.
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina — 2 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.
On the 12th (Wed), get curious at Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, take a peaceful walk through Bosque Sumergido, then contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Espejo Grande, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Correntoso.

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

Drive from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Villa La Angostura, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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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.
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