14 days in Patagonia Itinerary

14 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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14 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  22​h 45​min
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
El Chalten
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: London

2
days
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): kick back and relax at Playa Catritre, then take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Centro Civico and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can take a bus to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Playa Catritre ©
Playa Catritre
Iglesia San Jose ©
Iglesia San Jose

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bonita and then identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche holiday planner.

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita

1
day
El Chalten

El Chalten ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the El Chalten trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Mirador del Torre ©
Mirador del Torre

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserve, then stop by La Aldea de los Gnomos, and then wander the streets of Av del Libertador. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and then examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the El Calafate route website .

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. February in El Calafate sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Laguna Nimez Reserve ©
Laguna Nimez Reserve

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Mon), stroll through Playa Larga, then examine the collection at The End of the World Museum-Museo del Fin del Mundo, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia online driving holiday planner .

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in February, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 6°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

2
days
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn driving holiday planning site .

Getting from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Ushuaia, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Puerto Madryn, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

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Side Trip

Punta Tombo National Reserve
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Punta Tombo National Reserve ©
Punta Tombo National Reserve
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Costas de Patagonia ©
Costas de Patagonia

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