20 days in Patagonia Itinerary

20 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ushuaia
— 3 nights
2
El Calafate
— 4 nights
3
El Chalten
— 3 nights
4
Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
5
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights

3
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.
Take a break from Ushuaia with a short trip to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo in Tierra del Fuego National Park, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, step off the mainland to explore Isla Bridges, and grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ushuaia attractions planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Ushuaia is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. When traveling from Frankfurt in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Ushuaia, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

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.
Take a break from El Calafate with a short trip to Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park, about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: cast your line with Estancia Cristina, get outside with Enjoy!, take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier, and see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in December, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glaciar Spegazzini
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Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini

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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, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Laguna de los Tres, appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Fitz Roy, and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read El Chalten trip maker tool.

You can drive from El Calafate to El Chalten in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

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
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Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew) and Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Peninsula Valdes, take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn day trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Puerto Madryn in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio, Punta Tombo
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Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio

4
nights
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.
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To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Puerto Madryn to San Carlos de Bariloche in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico