33 days in Chile & Patagonia Itinerary

33 days in Chile & Patagonia Itinerary

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33 days in Chile & Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Pucon, Chile
— 9 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h
3
El Bolson, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Coyhaique, Chile
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  12​h 15​min
6
El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
bus:  5​h
8
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Santiago, Chile


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9
nights
Pucon, Chile

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Explore hidden gems such as Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Lago Calafquen. Explore Pucon's surroundings by going to Mercado Fritz (in Villarrica), Neltume (Museo de los Volcanes & Sendero el Puma) and Panguipulli (Parroquia San Sebastian, Lago Panguipulli, & more). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Villarrica. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Santuario el Cani, head outdoors with Asociacion Chilena de Guias de Montana, look for all kinds of wild species at Termas Rio Trancura, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Pucon online road trip planner .

Santiago to Pucon is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Panguipulli, Neltume, Villarrica, Lago Calafquen
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Lago Villarrica ©
Lago Villarrica
Santuario el Cani ©
Santuario el Cani
Lago Calafquen ©
Lago Calafquen

7
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes and Nahuel Huapi Lake. Get out of town with these interesting San Carlos de Bariloche side-trips: Lago Espejo Grande (in Villa La Angostura) and Mirador Lago Traful (in Villa Traful). And it doesn't end there: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parroquia San Eduardo, delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can drive from Pucon to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Pucon to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in San Carlos de Bariloche are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to El Bolson.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Villa La Angostura, Mirador Lago Traful
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Nahuel Huapi Lake ©
Nahuel Huapi Lake

3
nights
El Bolson, Argentina

El Bolson ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): trek along Bosque de las Sombras. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): walk around Camping El Chacra, stop by Fabrica de Dulces Cabana Mico, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar del Hielo Azul, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Piedras Patagonicas.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Bolson holiday site .

Traveling by bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Bolson takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in El Bolson

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

El Hoyo, Canadon de los Ensuenos, Bosque de las Sombras
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Glaciar del Hielo Azul ©
Glaciar del Hielo Azul
Canadon de los Ensuenos ©
Canadon de los Ensuenos
Arcosauria Parque Tematico ©
Arcosauria Parque Tematico

1
night
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): relax in the rural setting at Fundo Panguilemu, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Marchant, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascada La Virgen. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at coyhaique Mackay hill and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional de Aysen.

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Getting from El Bolson to Coyhaique by car takes about 10 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from El Bolson to Coyhaique is minus 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Rio Tranquilo.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cascada La Virgen
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Cascada La Virgen ©
Cascada La Virgen
Fundo Panguilemu ©
Fundo Panguilemu
Museo Regional de Aysen ©
Museo Regional de Aysen

2
nights
Puerto Rio Tranquilo, Chile

Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Sandwiched between a sapphire lake and a mountainous Patagonian national park, Puerto Rio Tranquilo makes an excellent base for outdoor tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Bayo Lake and then stroll through Parque Nacional Laguna San Rafael.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Puerto Rio Tranquilo road trip planning site .

Traveling by bus from Coyhaique to Puerto Rio Tranquilo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. December in Puerto Rio Tranquilo sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. You'll set off for El Chalten on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Puerto Rio Tranquilo

Nature Parks Wildlife
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3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and El Mirador De Los Condores. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago del Desierto, and take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Puerto Rio Tranquilo to El Chalten by car takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cerro Torre, Lago del Desierto
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Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Glaciar Piedras Blancas ©
Glaciar Piedras Blancas
El Mirador De Los Condores ©
El Mirador De Los Condores

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Enjoy! and Onelli Glacier. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Patagonia Profunda - Safari Experience, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Estancia Nibepo Aike ©
Estancia Nibepo Aike
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patagonia Line and Patagonia Adventure. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Amalia, explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, wander the wide-open spaces of The Condors Nests, and look for gifts at Krea Noe.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) road trip tool .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). Expect little chillier evenings in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) when traveling from El Calafate in December, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Glaciar Amalia ©
Glaciar Amalia
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