11 days in Patagonia & Machu Picchu Itinerary

11 days in Patagonia & Machu Picchu Itinerary

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11 days in Patagonia & Machu Picchu Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  33​h
1
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h
2
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  29​h
5
Machu Picchu, Peru
— 1 night
+3
Drive + bus + foot + Fly:  41​h
End: Doha, Qatar

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Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): make a trip to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia day trip planning website .

Doha, Qatar to Ushuaia is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Ushuaia is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get much colder in Ushuaia: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina ©

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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 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our El Calafate trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In August in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 4°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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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 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Los Glaciares National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Los Glaciares National Park are 4°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Nature Parks
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis and then pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then hike along Circuito Chico.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche planner .

You can fly from Los Glaciares National Park to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in August, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are somewhat warmer (9°C), and nights are little chillier (0°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Machu Picchu.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu and then admire the natural beauty at Los Jardines de Mandor.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Machu Picchu trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Machu Picchu in 29 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Peru Time (PET) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Los Jardines de Mandor ©
Los Jardines de Mandor

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