13 days in Patagonia Itinerary

13 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
2
El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus to El Calafate, Fly to Puerto Madryn
3
Puerto Madryn
— 2 nights
Fly to Chapelco, Bus to Villa La Angostura
4
Villa La Angostura
— 1 night
Drive
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 2 nights
Fly

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Ushuaia

— 3 nights

End of the World

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.
Get in touch with nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park and Ushuaia Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Glaciar Martial and Lago Roca. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa Larga, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Galeria Tematica Historia Fueguina, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia itinerary planner.

Rome, Italy to Ushuaia is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Rome to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in December, you will find days in Ushuaia are slightly colder (13°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

El Chalten

— 2 nights
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 31st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, then cruise along Road to El Chalten, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirador del Torre, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, and then stroll through Laguna de los Tres.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:

Puerto Madryn

— 2 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Peninsula Valdes and Playa La Cantera. Visiting Dolphin & Whale Watching and Punta Tombo will get you outdoors. It doesn't end there: stroll through Loberia de Punta Loma and take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Puerto Madryn trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Villa La Angostura

— 1 night

Garden of Patagonia

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Arrayanes.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Villa La Angostura sightseeing website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Puerto Madryn to Villa La Angostura takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Villa La Angostura sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 5:

San Carlos de Bariloche

— 2 nights
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.
On the 6th (Wed), delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. On the next day, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, trek along Circuito Chico, and then get great views at Mirador Bahia Lopez.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Patagonia travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Geologic Formations · National Parks
Sparsely populated and largely untamed, Patagonia is equally appealing to photographers, nature lovers, adrenaline seekers, and fans of long road trips through desolate regions far from the noise and pollution of big cities. Many Patagonia vacations start in thriving Neuquen, the region's largest center and a major hub of Argentina's fruit production. Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world, is another important stop on most Patagonia tours, serving as a base for excursions across the region and trips to Antarctica. While its urban centers provide modern comforts, Patagonia's main appeal remains its vast, remote stretches, crossed by a network of paved roads linking old oil boomtowns with ancient forests and nature reserves.