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

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

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

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly:  20​h
1
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
2
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 45​min
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+4
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  8​h
6
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, then look for all kinds of wild species at Guiraoga, and finally wander the streets of Puerto Iguazu.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Iguazu online driving holiday planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Lisbon to Puerto Iguazu, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In October, Puerto Iguazu is somewhat warmer than Lisbon - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park tour planner .

Getting from Puerto Iguazu to Los Glaciares National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Iguazu, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Los Glaciares National Park, ranging from highs of 9°C to lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Muelle Historico, then examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, and then see the interesting displays at Le Mouton Vert, Patagonia Merino Sheep Wool. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Milodon, then take in the exciting artwork at La Tehuelche, then examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary website .

Take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and then identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip planner .

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate by shuttle takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): hike along Cerro Fitz Roy. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre and then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Outdoors Nature
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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 outdoors at Playa El Doradillo and Punta Tombo. Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and Muelle Luis Piedra Buena will appeal to museum buffs. Take a break from Puerto Madryn with a short trip to Museo Pueblo de Luis in Trelew, about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes and get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn itinerary builder .

Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up 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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Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes

4
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at Plaza de Mayo and Puerto Madero. You'll get in some beach time at San Telmo and Calle Museo Caminito. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Museo de La Plata in La Plata, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Casa Rosada, get to know the resident critters at Zoo Buenos Aires, stroll through Reserva Ecologica, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Metropolitana.

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Fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°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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