15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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15 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Santa Ana
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
San Martin de los Andes
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
2
San Antonio Este
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Ushuaia
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
5
El Chalten
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Santa Ana

1
night
San Martin de los Andes

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 4th (Sat), explore the activities along Rio Chimehuin and then cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes. On the next day, look for gifts at Paez Store, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Islita, and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary app .

Santa Ana, USA to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santa Ana to San Martin de los Andes due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Antonio Este.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Rio Chimehuin
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Rio Chimehuin ©
Rio Chimehuin

1
day
San Antonio Este

San Antonio Este ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Perdices and then stroll through Playa las Conchillas.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read San Antonio Este trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Antonio Este takes 11 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in San Antonio Este

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Playa las Conchillas ©
Playa las Conchillas

2
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get outdoors at Punta Tombo and Playa El Doradillo. Change things up with a short trip to Museo Casa del Poeta in Gaiman (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wirra - Almacen de Cervezas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Costas de Patagonia, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Gemas.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn route site .

Traveling by car from San Antonio Este to Puerto Madryn takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Museo Casa del Poeta
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo

2
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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In January in Ushuaia, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Cerro Fitz Roy. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, then hike along Laguna de los Tres, and then look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

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

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Catedral Alta Patagonis. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, kick back and relax at Playa Bahia Serena, take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto, and examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche tour planner .

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In January in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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