31 days in Patagonia Itinerary

31 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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31 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Ushuaia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Los Glaciares National Park
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
El Calafate
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h
5
El Chalten
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Villa La Angostura
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
San Martin de los Andes
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio in Trelew (about 50 minutes away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and engage your brain at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn travel website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Puerto Madryn is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

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, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, explore the activities along Bahia Lapataia, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary website .

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. March in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in Ushuaia

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

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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in March since evenings lows in Los Glaciares National Park dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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

4
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 11th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and explore the striking landscape at Upsala Glacier.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate visit planning app .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Calafate takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in El Calafate are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catcht the 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

4
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, scenic drive, trails, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip builder .

You can take a bus from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

4
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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, trails, wildlife, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, hike along Circuito Chico, get impressive views of Ventisquero Negro, and pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March in San Carlos de Bariloche, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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

4
nights
Villa La Angostura

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Change things up with a short trip to Mirador Lago Traful in Villa Traful (about 1h 05 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Correntoso, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, browse the different shops at Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras, and fly down the slopes at Cerro Bayo.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Villa La Angostura trip planner .

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Villa La Angostura in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Villa La Angostura are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
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Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes ©
Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes
Mirador Lago Traful ©
Mirador Lago Traful
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso

4
nights
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.
Step out of San Martin de los Andes to go to Junin de los Andes and see Lanín, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes, admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, stroll around Plaza Sarmiento, and look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes online journey planner .

Getting from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Lanín
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Lanín ©
Lanín

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