10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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10 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
On the 27th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and then contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

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 29th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park visit planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Los Glaciares National Park can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

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Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ushuaia, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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