60 days in Patagonia Itinerary

60 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia trip planner
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ushuaia
— 7 nights
Fly
2
El Calafate
— 7 nights
Bus
3
El Chalten
— 8 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Puerto Madryn
4
Puerto Madryn
— 7 nights
Drive
5
Puerto Piramides
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Esquel
— 2 nights
Drive
7
El Bolson
— 3 nights
Drive
8
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 8 nights
Drive
9
Villa La Angostura
— 5 nights
Drive
10
San Martin de los Andes
— 7 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4

Ushuaia — 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Tierra del Fuego National Park and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, stroll through Ushuaia Bay, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, and explore the galleries of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia journey planner.

Wellington, New Zealand to Ushuaia is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Wellington to Ushuaia is minus 15 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Wellington in December: high temperatures in Ushuaia hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to El Calafate.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trip

El Calafate — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina, get a taste of life in the country at La Usina, identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and stop by El Galpon de Don Emilio.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate journey planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.
more
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trip

El Chalten — 8 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: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, get outside with Road to El Chalten, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our El Chalten online vacation planner.

Take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.
more
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips

Puerto Madryn — 7 nights

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Peninsula Valdes and Playa El Doradillo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Trelew (Laguna Chiquichano, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, find your balance on the water with Napra Club, experience rural life at Chacra el refugio, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Puerto Piramides.
more
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip

Puerto Piramides — 3 nights

Puerto Piramides vacations became popular in the 1970s, after legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau surveyed the area and observed the behavior of southern right whales.
Bring the kids along to Punta Pardelas and Peke Sosa Avistajes. There's much more to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, get great views at Mirador Loberia, and take in the dramatic natural features at Caleta Valdes.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Piramides trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Puerto Madryn to Puerto Piramides in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Esquel.
more
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Esquel — 2 nights

Although Welsh immigrants arrived in this area in the mid-19th century, Esquel was officially founded in 1906, which makes it a relatively young city by world standards.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Los Alerces. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Esquel trip tool.

Getting from Puerto Piramides to Esquel by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to El Bolson.
more
Nature · Parks · Tours · Adventure

El Bolson — 3 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.
Family-friendly places like Glaciar del Hielo Azul and Cerro Piltriquitron will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Parque Nacional Lago Puelo in Lago Puelo (about 30 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Cerro Currumahuida, contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Azul, relax and rejuvenate at Lumina Espacio Holístico, and stop by Stand Ruta 40 Norte.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read El Bolson trip maker.

Getting from Esquel to El Bolson by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.
more
Nature · Parks · Spas · Shopping
Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche — 8 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.
Attractions like Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico make great kid-friendly stops. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi, and stroll around Parque Nahuelito.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip site.

Traveling by car from El Bolson to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Villa La Angostura.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Villa La Angostura — 5 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.
Kids will enjoy Buceo VLA and Bosque Sumergido. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Rio Bonito, get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura, and ride a horse along Cabalgatas y Cuatriciclos Montahue.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Villa La Angostura trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Villa La Angostura, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.
more
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip

San Martin de los Andes — 7 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kids will enjoy Route of the Seven Lakes and Lanín. And it doesn't end there: cast your line with a fishing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Pozones de Caleufu, wander the wide-open spaces of Estancia Huechahue, and kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trip

Patagonia travel guide

4.3
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.
more