15 days in Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

15 days in Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina & Chilean Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  26​h
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

2
days
El Chalten, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): stroll through Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Cerro Fitz Roy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip itinerary builder site .

Newark, USA to El Chalten is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Argentine Time (ART) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Chalten

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Laguna de los Tres
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

1
day
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
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.
On the 27th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and then make a trip to Muelle Historico.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Chalten to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

#Museums, #Parks, #Nature
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Cueva del Milodon ©
Cueva del Milodon
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico

2
days
El Calafate, Argentina

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 28th (Mon): have fun at El Calafate, Plaza de los Pioneros. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserve, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, and then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in May, with lows around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Parks, #Museums, #Nature
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Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Laguna Nimez Reserve ©
Laguna Nimez Reserve

2
days
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 31st (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Wanda Mines and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park journey planner .

Getting from El Calafate to Iguazu National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from El Calafate in May, plan for warmer days in Iguazu National Park, with highs around 73°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 56°F. You will leave for Buenos Aires on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Wanda Mines ©
Wanda Mines

3
days
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Get some cultural insight at Parque 3 de Febrero and Puerto Madero. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and contemplate the long history of Recoleta.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in June, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are slightly colder, around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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