20 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

20 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
6
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights

2
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Guiraoga, and finally wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu trip itinerary maker tool.

Lisbon, Portugal to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Puerto Iguazu is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in October, things will get a bit warmer in Puerto Iguazu: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

Fly from Puerto Iguazu to Los Glaciares National Park in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Iguazu in October, expect nights in Los Glaciares National Park to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are cooler, around °C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Perito Moreno National Park
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Perito Moreno National Park ©
Perito Moreno National Park
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, and then stop by Le Mouton Vert. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, thenbrowse the exhibits of La Tehuelche, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine). When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Fishing Charters & Tours

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, thensee the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Calafate trip planning tool.

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate by shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate. In November in El Calafate, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Torre.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten road trip tool.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Mirador del Torre ©
Mirador del Torre

3
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get in touch with nature at Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Museo Pueblo de Luis. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Town of Gaiman.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn attractions planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Trelew, Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Calle Defensa. Plaza de Mayo and La Boca will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Museo de La Plata in La Plata--about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, get a taste of the local shopping with Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and meet the residents at Zoo Buenos Aires.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires vacation maker.

Getting from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Buenos Aires can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Museo de La Plata
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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