21 days in Patagonia Itinerary

21 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia sightseeing planner

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Fly
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San Martin de los Andes
— 1 day
Drive
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Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 6 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus
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El Calafate
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Trelew
— 1 night
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San Martin de los Andes

— 1 day
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 9th (Sun), stroll through Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, make a trip to Centro Civico, and then explore and take pictures at Route of the Seven Lakes.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes online road trip planner.

Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive
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Villa La Angostura

— 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 10th (Mon), browse the different shops at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, then explore the activities along Rio Correntoso, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Rio Bonito. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with Buceo VLA and then explore the activities along Lago Espejo Chico.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Villa La Angostura trip app.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

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San Carlos de Bariloche

— 6 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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El Chalten

— 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, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Laguna de los Tres, take in the awesome beauty at Amanecer en El Chalten, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and explore and take pictures at Laguna Torre.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten holiday planning website.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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El Calafate

— 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, stop by Vellon Negro, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the El Calafate road trip website.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In May, plan for daily highs up to 6°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Ushuaia

— 4 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.
Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo in Tierra del Fuego National Park, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, see Off-Road Tours, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Fin del Mundo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in May, Ushuaia is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Trelew.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Trelew

— 1 night
Founded in 1886 by Welsh settlers, Trelew boasts a rich history and cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, then examine the collection at Museo Pueblo de Luis, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Antropologico, and finally examine the collection at Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Trelew trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Ushuaia to Trelew with the Route module. While traveling from Ushuaia, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Trelew, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trelew

Museums

Side Trip

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Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
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.