9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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9 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
El Calafate
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

2
nights
Los Glaciares National Park

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Los Glaciares National Park is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier and hike along Laguna de los Tres.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park tour itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Los Glaciares National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Washington DC in December, with highs in Los Glaciares National Park at 57°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

2
nights
El Calafate

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 20th (Fri): make a trip to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, get outside with Enjoy!, and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read El Calafate day trip app .

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate in 2 hours. December in El Calafate sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

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

3
nights
Ushuaia

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.
Valle Tierra Mayor has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, head outdoors with Valle Tierra Mayor, and then examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia visit planner .

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from El Calafate in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 52°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Valle Tierra Mayor ©
Valle Tierra Mayor
Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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