59 days in Patagonia Itinerary

59 days in Patagonia Itinerary

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1
Ushuaia
— 7 nights
2
El Calafate
— 7 nights
3
El Chalten
— 7 nights
4
San Carlos de Bariloche
— 8 nights
5
El Hoyo
— 2 nights
6
San Martin de los Andes
— 8 nights
7
Neuquen
— 6 nights
8
Las Grutas
— 1 night
9
Sierra Grande
— 1 night
10
Puerto Piramides
— 2 nights
11
Puerto Madryn
— 7 nights

7
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.
Bring the kids along to Tierra del Fuego National Park and Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia. Step out of Ushuaia to go to Tierra del Fuego National Park and see Lago Roca, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Les Éclaireurs Lighthouse, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia trip planning app.

Santiago, Chile to Ushuaia is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Ushuaia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. December in Ushuaia sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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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

7
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Glaciar Spegazzini in Los Glaciares National Park (about 1h 50 min away). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our El Calafate road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, El Calafate is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glaciar Spegazzini
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

7
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: take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Huemul, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip planner.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago del Desierto, Laguna de los Tres
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Circuito Chico will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting San Carlos de Bariloche side-trips: Dina Huapi (in Dina Huapi) and Rio Correntoso (in Villa La Angostura). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, stroll around Parque Nahuelito, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stroll through Isla Victoria.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

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 January, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to El Hoyo.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Dina Huapi, Rio Correntoso
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Parque Nahuelito ©
Parque Nahuelito
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
nights
El Hoyo

El Hoyo ©
El Hoyo is a village and municipality in Chubut Province in southern Argentina. On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Puerto Patriada, look for gifts at La Frambueseria, then get your game on at Laberinto Patagonia, and finally admire the sheer force of La Catarata. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Lago Puelo and then get outside with Lago de Puelo.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the El Hoyo trip maker tool.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Hoyo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in El Hoyo

Parks · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lago Puelo, Parque Nacional Lago Puelo
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Parque Nacional Lago Puelo ©
Parque Nacional Lago Puelo
Laberinto Patagonia ©
Laberinto Patagonia
Lago de Puelo ©
Lago de Puelo

8
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Route of the Seven Lakes and Mirador Lago Traful. Venture out of the city with trips to Junin de los Andes (Lanín & Rio Chimehuin), Camping Puerto Arrayan (in Villa Traful) and Villa La Angostura (Cajon Negro & Lago Espejo Grande). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the waterfront views at Playa La Islita, and fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from El Hoyo to San Martin de los Andes in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Neuquen.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Junin de los Andes, Villa Traful, Villa La Angostura
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco

6
nights
Neuquen

Neuquen ©
Located on the confluence of two rivers, Neuquen represents the largest urban center in Argentine Patagonia, known for its tree-lined streets and neat public squares.
Bring the kids along to Lago Huechulafquen and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Venture out of the city with trips to Bubalcó (in Allen), Plottier (Teatro El Zaguan & Parque Acuatico Patagonia Splash) and Museo Municipal Ernesto Bachmann (in Villa El Chocon). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de Maria Auxiliadora del Paimun, engage your brain at Lago Barreales Paleontological Centre, head off the coast to Balneario Municipal Isla 58, and hit the slopes at Caviahue Ski Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Neuquen day trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Neuquen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In January in Neuquen, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Las Grutas.

Things to do in Neuquen

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Plottier, Parque Rosauer, Lago Barreales Paleontological Centre, Bomfrut, Caviahue Ski Resort
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 1:
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Bubalcó ©
Bubalcó
Museo Municipal Ernesto Bachmann ©
Museo Municipal Ernesto Bachmann
Lago Barreales Paleontological Centre ©
Lago Barreales Paleontological Centre

1
night
Las Grutas

Las Grutas ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Capilla Stella Maris and then take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas del Gualicho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Perdices, kick back and relax at Playa las Conchillas, and then stroll through Playa Piedras Coloradas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Las Grutas day trip app.

Traveling by car from Neuquen to Las Grutas takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sierra Grande.

Things to do in Las Grutas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Antonio Este
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Playa las Conchillas ©
Playa las Conchillas
Salinas del Gualicho ©
Salinas del Gualicho
Capilla Stella Maris ©
Capilla Stella Maris

1
night
Sierra Grande

Sierra Grande
On the 4th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Los Suecos and then kick back and relax at Playas Doradas.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sierra Grande journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Las Grutas to Sierra Grande takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Piramides.

Things to do in Sierra Grande

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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2
nights
Puerto Piramides

Puerto Piramides ©
Puerto Piramides vacations became popular in the 1970s, after legendary oceanographer Jacques Cousteau surveyed the area and observed the behavior of southern right whales.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Caleta Valdes, get outside with Peke Sosa Avistajes, and then identify plant and animal life at Punta Piramide. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Isla De Los Pajaros, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Pardelas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Puerto Piramides holiday maker app.

Drive from Sierra Grande to Puerto Piramides in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Puerto Piramides

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Punta Piramide
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Punta Pardelas ©
Punta Pardelas
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Caleta Valdes ©
Caleta Valdes

7
nights
Puerto Madryn

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Peninsula Valdes and Ecocentro. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Puerto Madryn: Punta Tombo (in Dos Pozos), Compania Mercantil de Chubut (in Dolavon) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Costas de Patagonia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Doradillo, and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Puerto Madryn trip planner.

You can drive from Puerto Piramides to Puerto Madryn in 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Tombo, Compania Mercantil de Chubut, Playa Union, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Playa La Cantera ©
Playa La Cantera

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