22 days in Patagonia Itinerary

22 days in Patagonia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Patagonia trip itinerary planner

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San Martin de los Andes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Villa Traful
— 1 night
Drive
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San Carlos de Bariloche
— 4 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten
— 2 nights
Bus
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El Calafate
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn
— 3 nights
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San Martin de los Andes

— 2 nights
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Get out of town with these interesting San Martin de los Andes side-trips: Rio Chimehuin (in Junin de los Andes) and Cajon Negro (in Villa La Angostura). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Route of the Seven Lakes, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Arroyo Grande, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes tour builder app.

Fort Myers, USA to San Martin de los Andes is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Myers to San Martin de los Andes is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Villa Traful.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Villa Traful

— 1 night
Villa Traful is a hamlet of the Argentine province of Neuquén located at the shore of the Traful Lake, at 720 metres above mean sea level. On the 24th (Tue), head outdoors with Lagunas Las Mellizas, then identify plant and animal life at Cerros Negro & Monje Trail, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Camping Puerto Arrayan, and finally get great views at Mirador Lago Traful.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Villa Traful road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa Traful takes 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Villa Traful are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Villa Traful

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 24:
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San Carlos de Bariloche

— 4 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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, and take in the waterfront at Isla Victoria.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Villa Traful to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 2.5 hours. March in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 28:

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.
El Chalten is known for nature, scenic drive, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado, admire all the interesting features of Laguna Torre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

El Calafate

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of El Calafate to go to Los Glaciares National Park and see Perito Moreno Glacier, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, head outdoors with Enjoy!, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In March in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 55°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

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.
Ushuaia is known for nature, museums, and winter sports. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park, view the masterpieces at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia travel route tool.

Fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in April, Ushuaia is a bit cooler at night with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Puerto Madryn

— 3 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Puerto Madryn: Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos), Trelew (Museo Pueblo de Luis & Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio) and Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Peninsula Valdes, get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico, take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de Los Altares, and take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

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Getting from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

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.