30 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

30 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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30 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
3
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  4 h 15 min
6
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: London, United Kingdom

6
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Venture out of the city with trips to Concha y Toro (in Pirque), La Sebastiana (in Valparaiso) and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado). There's still lots to do: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, and stop by Barrio Bellavista.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Santiago vacation planning website .

London, UK to Santiago is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from London to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Concha y Toro, La Sebastiana
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

4
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Punta Arenas is known for historic sites, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll the grounds of Cementerio Municipal, examine the collection at Nao Victoria Museo, and brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval y Maritimo.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip planner .

You can fly from Santiago to Punta Arenas in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Museums
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palacio Sara Braun ©
Palacio Sara Braun
Isla Magdalena ©
Isla Magdalena

3
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

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.
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is known for nature, adventure, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, look for gifts at Krea Noe, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and explore the galleries of La Tehuelche.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) day trip planner .

Getting from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. June in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Horseback Riding Tours
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

4
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 15th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Fitz Roy. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, look for all kinds of wild species at Paso de Viento, take some stellar pictures from Mirador del Torre, and take in the awesome beauty at Amanecer en El Chalten.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip builder site .

Getting from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Chalten, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Seco & Glaciar Spegazzini). Spend the 20th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, explore the activities along Lago Argentino, take a stroll through Avenida Libertador, and look for gifts at Tribus Del Sur.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read El Calafate route tool .

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew), Museo Casa del Poeta (in Gaiman) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes, engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, and take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Madryn travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from El Calafate to Puerto Madryn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Caleta Valdes, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Museo Casa del Poeta, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

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