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

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

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

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  13​h
1
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Shuttle:  8​h
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
Bus:  5​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Bus:  3​h
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Aeroclub Ushuaia, Canal Beagle, Heliushuaia, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the world from above with Aeroclub Ushuaia and then catch a movie at Cine Packewaia.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ushuaia trip builder app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Ushuaia is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in December, with highs in Ushuaia at 13°C and lows at 5°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

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Muelle Historico.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ushuaia to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; 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, Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for El Chalten.
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Los Glaciares National Park (Glaciar Spegazzini & Glaciar Seco). Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lago Argentino, look for gifts at Vellon Negro, see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the El Calafate online trip planner .

Take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in December, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Los Glaciares National Park
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy, hike along Laguna de los Tres, then take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto and then explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Chalten online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 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

2
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 - BA Outings with Loli as well as El Ateneo Grand Splendid. On the 31st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then gain insight with The Hummingbird Trip - BA Outings with Loli, and then admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to Buenos Aires takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time 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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