22 days in Patagonia Itinerary

22 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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22 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Newport News
Fly:  27​h
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
El Chalten
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newport News

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lago Roca and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Martial, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia online tour planner .

Newport News, USA to Ushuaia is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newport News to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newport News in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 43°F in Ushuaia. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Glaciar Martial
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Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©

1
day
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Los Glaciares National Park when traveling from Ushuaia in February, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

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#Nature, #Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

4
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Torre and Salto El Chorrillo. On the 13th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Cerro Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, don't miss a visit to Viedma Glacier, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Huemul, and trek along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Viedma Glacier ©
Viedma Glacier

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pasarelas Perito Moreno and Vellon Negro. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 16th (Sat), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate itinerary planner.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In February, daytime highs in El Calafate are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

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Pasarelas Perito Moreno ©
Pasarelas Perito Moreno
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Route of the Seven Lakes and then identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias. On the next day, stop by Paez Store and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes vacation planner .

Getting from El Calafate to San Martin de los Andes by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum ©
Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes

2
days
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get great views at Mirador Belvedere y Cascada INACAYAL, then browse the different shops at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Historico De Villa La Angostura, and finally make a trip to Mirador Lago Traful. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Villa La Angostura travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Villa La Angostura can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

#Nature, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

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Mirador Lago Traful
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Mirador Belvedere y Cascada INACAYAL ©

4
days
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fishing Charters & Tours and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nahuelito, look for gifts at VanWynsberghe Chocolats, and indulge your taste buds at Dolce Rama.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 74°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Adventure
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Fishing Charters & Tours
River Rafting & Tubing
Kayaking & Canoeing

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