7 days in Patagonia Itinerary

7 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia sightseeing planner
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El Calafate
— 1 day
El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Ushuaia
— 3 nights


El Calafate — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): cast your line with Estancia Cristina.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our El Calafate sightseeing planning app.

New York City, USA to El Calafate is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from New York City in February, expect nights in El Calafate to be much hotter, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.
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El Chalten — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre and then hike along Laguna de los Tres.

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Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Ushuaia — 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, and then contemplate the long history of Museo Maritimo & del Presidio de Ushuaia. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia road trip website.

Getting from El Chalten to Ushuaia by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Patagonia travel guide

Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · Mountains
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.