24 days in Patagonia Itinerary

24 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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24 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  7 h 15 min
2
El Chalten
— 3 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
El Calafate
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Puerto Madryn
— 5 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Amsterdam

4
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 Nahuel Huapi Lake and Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes. Step out of San Carlos de Bariloche with an excursion to Berlina Patagonia Brewery in Colonia Suiza--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo, and get great views at Lago Mascardi Viewpoint.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche travel planning tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, San Carlos de Bariloche is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Berlina Patagonia Brewery, Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Fishing Charters & Tours
Ventisquero Negro ©
Ventisquero Negro

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 Laguna de los Tres and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Lago del Desierto, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, get outside with Patagonia Magica, and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our El Chalten online attractions planner .

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 your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cerro Torre, Laguna de los Tres, Lago del Desierto
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado ©
Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado
Glaciar Piedras Blancas ©
Glaciar Piedras Blancas

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Glaciar Spegazzini and Enjoy!. The adventure continues: stop by Avenida Libertador, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, look for all kinds of wild species at La Leona Petrified Forest, and get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate trip itinerary maker website .

Take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in El Calafate are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Glaciar Spegazzini
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ushuaia Bay and Lago Roca. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: step off the mainland to explore Isla Martillo, examine the collection at CASA BEBAN, get a new perspective on nature at Acatushun Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Larga.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip itinerary builder.

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ushuaia, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Glaciar Martial
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Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

5
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Explore hidden gems such as Estancia San Lorenzo and Punta Pardelas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Gaiman (Museo Primera Casa de Gaiman & Museo Historico Regional de Gaiman), Valle de Los Altares (in Trelew) and Puerto Piramides (Reserva Natural Isla de los Pajaros, Caleta Valdes, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, pause for some photo ops at Monumento al Quijote, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto Piramides, Gaiman, Valle de Los Altares
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Estancia San Lorenzo ©
Estancia San Lorenzo
Costas de Patagonia ©
Costas de Patagonia
Caleta Valdes ©
Caleta Valdes

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