37 days in Patagonia Itinerary

37 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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San Martin de los Andes
— 5 nights
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 7 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 6 nights
Bus
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El Calafate
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
Drive
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Las Grutas
— 3 nights
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San Martin de los Andes

— 5 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Visiting Playa Quila Quina and Route of the Seven Lakes will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Martin de los Andes: Lago Hermoso (in Neuquen), Junin de los Andes (Rio Chimehuin & Lanín) and Paso Cordoba (in Villa La Angostura). There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Bonita, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, and trek along Cerro Colorado.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary app.

Buenos Aires to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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San Carlos de Bariloche

— 7 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.
Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Carlos de Bariloche: Bosque Sumergido (in Villa Traful), Dina Huapi (in Dina Huapi) and Villa La Angostura (Rio Correntoso & Cabalgatas y Cuatriciclos Montahue). And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Bahia Serena, take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, and kick back and relax at Playa Bonita.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary site.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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El Chalten

— 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Fitz Roy and Laguna de los Tres. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Laguna Torre, take in the awesome beauty at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, get outside with El Chalten Anglers, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Yaten.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the El Chalten driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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El Calafate

— 5 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Perito Moreno Glacier and Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno. Take a break from El Calafate with a short trip to Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Estancia Cristina, explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier, tour the pleasant surroundings at Estancia 25 de Mayo, and take a stroll through Avenida Libertador.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read El Calafate vacation maker website.

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Ushuaia

— 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tierra del Fuego National Park and Playa Larga. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Senda Costera in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, stroll through Estancia Tunel, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and see some colorful creatures with Ushuaia Divers.

Plan trip to Ushuaia with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in January, Ushuaia is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

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Puerto Madryn

— 5 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Peninsula Valdes and Costas de Patagonia. Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Punta Pardelas (in Puerto Piramides) and Trelew (Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio & Laguna Chiquichano). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Parana, stroll through Ecocentro, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Indio Tehuelche, and head outdoors with Sentir Patagonia Travel.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Las Grutas.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

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Las Grutas

— 3 nights
Visiting Playa Piedras Coloradas and ANP Complejo Islote Lobos will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to San Antonio Este (Punta Perdices & Playa las Conchillas) and Playas Doradas (in Sierra Grande).

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Las Grutas trip builder site.

You can drive from Puerto Madryn to Las Grutas in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Las Grutas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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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.