18 days in Patagonia Itinerary

18 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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18 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Drive:  18​h
1
Villa Pehuenia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Villa La Angostura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
5
El Chalten
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
6
El Calafate
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
7
Los Glaciares National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Montevideo

1
night
Villa Pehuenia

Villa Pehuenia ©
The charming village of Villa Pehuenia sits in the hilly Patagonian forest of the Nequen province.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Batea Mahuida, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cinco Lagunas, and then get great views at Miradores de Villa Pehuenia.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Villa Pehuenia online day trip planner .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Villa Pehuenia is an approximately 22-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa Pehuenia

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Volcan Batea Mahuida ©
Volcan Batea Mahuida
Miradores de Villa Pehuenia ©
Miradores de Villa Pehuenia

2
nights
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see what you can catch with a fishing tour and then explore the activities along Playa La Islita. Here are some ideas for day two: cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes and then head outdoors with Lago Meliquina.

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You can drive from Villa Pehuenia to San Martin de los Andes in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Villa La Angostura.

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Lago Meliquina ©
Lago Meliquina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Cabalgatas y Cuatriciclos Montahue, then take a peaceful walk through Bosque Sumergido, and then steep yourself in history at Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Villa La Angostura travel route builder .

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Bosque Sumergido
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Capilla Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion ©
Bosque Sumergido ©
Bosque Sumergido

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche

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 Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Cascada de los Duendes. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Sendero de los Arrayanes, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker .

You can drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Fishing Charters & Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado and Laguna Torre. Visiting Cerro Fitz Roy and Los Huemules will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, take in the awesome beauty at Amanecer en El Chalten, and look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the El Chalten day trip planning website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado

3
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 28th (Tue): head outdoors with Enjoy!, then look for gifts at Vellon Negro, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Before you visit El Calafate, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in El Calafate can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Vellon Negro ©
Vellon Negro

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 30th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip website .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Antiguos Pobladores de Ushuaia, and then grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Vinciguerra, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Los Glaciares National Park to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ushuaia when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

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