37 days in Argentina, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) & Punta Arenas Itinerary

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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 5 nights
Drive
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Punta Arenas, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive
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Puerto Deseado, Argentina
— 1 night
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Bolson, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina — 4 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Change things up with these side-trips from San Martin de los Andes: Villa Traful (Cerros Negro & Monje Trail & Mirador Lago Traful), Cajon Negro (in Villa La Angostura) and Junin de los Andes (Rio Chimehuin & Lanín). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, contemplate the long history of Castillito Van Dorsser, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Arroyo Grande, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lacar.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes attractions planner.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 5 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.
Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche to go to Colonia Suiza and see Berlina Patagonia Brewery, which is approximately 52 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, head off the coast to Isla Victoria, get great views at Cerro Otto, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche route maker site.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in January, expect nights in El Calafate to be a bit warmer, around 56°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile — 5 nights

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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, sightseeing, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, explore the galleries of La Tehuelche, get outside with Patagonia Line, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from El Calafate in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Punta Arenas.
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Punta Arenas, Chile — 5 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.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, make a trip to Plaza Armas Punta Arenas, get outside with Strait of Magellan, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Punta Arenas road trip website.

You can drive from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Punta Arenas in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Punta Arenas, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Puerto Deseado.
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Puerto Deseado, Argentina — 1 night

Puerto Deseado, originally called Port Desire, is a city of about 15,000 inhabitants and a fishing port in Patagonia in Santa Cruz Province of Argentina, on the estuary of the Deseado River.It was named Port Desire by the privateer Thomas Cavendish in 1586 after the name of his ship, and later became known by the Spanish translation of the name. On the 14th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on Puerto Penacho Excursiones and then identify plant and animal life at Reserva Natural Cabo Blanco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at DARWIN EXPEDICIONES, then examine the collection at Museo Mario Brozosky, and then step off the mainland to explore Isla Pinguinos.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Puerto Deseado using our trip planner.

You can drive from Punta Arenas to Puerto Deseado in 11 hours. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Puerto Madryn.
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina — 4 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Explore Puerto Madryn's surroundings by going to Valle de Los Altares (in Los Altares), Puerto Piramides (Caleta Valdes & Mirador Loberia) and Trelew (Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio & Museo Pueblo de Luis). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, stroll through Fundacion Ecocentro, and relax in the rural setting at Chacra el refugio.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Puerto Deseado to Puerto Madryn takes 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to El Bolson.
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El Bolson, Argentina — 4 nights

El Bolson tourism thrives largely thanks to the area's outstanding opportunities for fly fishing, river rafting, hiking, climbing, and cycling across a quiet landscape squeezed between two towering mountain ranges.
Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Nacional Lago Puelo (in Lago Puelo) and El Hoyo (Puerto Patriada & Patagonian Wines). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Rio Azul, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Piltriquitron, get your game on at Laberinto Patagonia, and look for gifts at Stand Ruta 40 Norte.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read El Bolson vacation planning website.

You can drive from Puerto Madryn to El Bolson in 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Argentina travel guide

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Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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