19 days in Patagonia Itinerary

19 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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19 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Baden-Baden
+3
Train + Fly + Taxi + Bus:  32​h
1
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
3
El Calafate
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 3 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Baden-Baden

3
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 out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Punta Tombo, explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, and stroll through Ecocentro.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip planning site .

Baden-Baden, Germany to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Baden-Baden to Puerto Madryn is minus 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©

4
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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, winter sports, historic sites, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, hike along Glacier Martial, examine the collection at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle.

Plan my Ushuaia trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Tours
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

3
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.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, and head outdoors with Enjoy!.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate route maker site .

Fly from Ushuaia to El Calafate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fitz Roy and then hike along Laguna de los Tres. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, then explore the activities along Laguna Capri, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre.

Plan trip to El Chalten with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by bus takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip tool .

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, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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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