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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Jardin de los Picaflores, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto Bernabe Mendez, thenidentify plant and animal life at Guiraoga, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Iguazu itinerary website.

Lisbon, Portugal to Puerto Iguazu is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Lisbon to Puerto Iguazu. Traveling from Lisbon in October, expect Puerto Iguazu to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Perito Moreno National Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Los Glaciares National Park takes 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

Parks Nature

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, examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, and then see the interesting displays at Le Mouton Vert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, browse the exhibits of La Tehuelche, thensee the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, expect nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Tours Outdoors
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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.
On the 3rd (Sun), stroll through Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at 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.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read El Calafate day trip site.

Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to 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. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Mirador del Torre and then identify plant and animal life at Laguna Torre.

Plan trip to El Chalten with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and The Town of Gaiman. Visiting Punta Tombo and Playa El Doradillo will get you outdoors. Take a break from Puerto Madryn with a short trip to Museo Pueblo de Luis in Trelew, about 50 minutes away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes and take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn day trip planning website.

Getting from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Calle Defensa and Plaza de Mayo. You'll explore and learn at Fundacion Proa and Museo de La Plata. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, don't miss a visit to Casa Rosada, and trek along Reserva Ecologica.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires visit planning website.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °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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