13 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

13 days in Argentina & Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights

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nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Aeroclub Ushuaia, Canal Beagle, Heliushuaia, and other attractions. On the 20th (Fri), get outside with Aeroclub Ushuaia and then watch a film at Cine Packewaia.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia day trip website.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Ushuaia is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Ushuaia is cooler than Rio de Janeiro - with highs of °C and lows of °C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sun) before leaving for Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Tours
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Heliushuaia ©
Heliushuaia

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nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
You've now added Muelle Historico to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ushuaia in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), with lows around °C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to El Calafate.
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Monumento de la Mano ©
Monumento de la Mano
Muelle Historico ©
Muelle Historico

4
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

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 these side-trips from El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Glaciar Seco). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno, examine the collection at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, stop by Vellon Negro, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read El Calafate trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in El Calafate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

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nights
El Chalten, Argentina

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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, trek along Laguna de los Tres, thenget great views at El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Chorillo del Salto and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read El Chalten trip planning site.

Getting from El Calafate to El Chalten by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Hummingbird Trip as well as El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, do sightseeing your way with The Hummingbird Trip, and then shop like a local with El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires route planner.

Getting from El Chalten to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Tours Parks Shopping
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The Hummingbird Trip ©
The Hummingbird Trip
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
El Ateneo Grand Splendid ©
El Ateneo Grand Splendid

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