8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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8 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  26​h
1
El Chalten
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
shuttle:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Ushuaia
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: London

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and then stop by Marcopolo Bookstore. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Salto El Chorrillo and then trek along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten route maker tool .

London, UK to El Chalten is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to El Chalten due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Chalten

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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri
Salto El Chorrillo ©
Salto El Chorrillo

1
night
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.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to Los Glaciares National Park takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by La Aldea de los Gnomos, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and then make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Nature, #Museums, #Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
La Aldea de los Gnomos ©
La Aldea de los Gnomos

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, examine the collection at CASA BEBAN, and then explore the activities along Lago Roca. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, then examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo, then make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and finally stroll through Ushuaia Bay.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ushuaia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in April, plan for little chillier nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©

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