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Looking for help to plan Patagonia trip - second attempt to go there

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We planned to go to Patagonia last November, but the trip was cancelled due to health reasons.

So, we will make another attempt in November, 2013. The tickets are booked, and we will have 14 days including arrival (in the morning) and departure (late at night) days.
We will fly into Santiago, and fly out of BA.

I am looking for your help on how to better plan the time we have.
Here is what I was thinking:
Day 1 – Arrive Santiago
Day 2 – Santiago or day trip to Valpariso (?)
Day 3 – Fly to Punta Arenas and take a bus to Puerto Natales (not sure here, maybe stay in Punta Arenas extra time to see penguins)
Day 4 - 5 – TdP
Day 6 – travel to El Calafate
Day 7-8 – El Calafate
Day 9 – Travel to IGU from El Calafate
Day 10- 11 – IGU
Day 12, 13, 14 - BA
Do you have any suggestions to improve the plan?
I am contemplating a couple of things.
First, possibly, we should stay in Punta Arenas one extra day to see penguins on Magdalena island.
Second, maybe we should skip Iguassu this time, and go to peninsula Valdez instead, since we will be relatively close. This way, we can see penguins in Punto Tombo.
When we planned our original trip, I asked the same question, and most responses suggested to include Iguassu, instead of Valdez. This is why I am leaning toward waterfalls option.

I am really looking forward to hearing all your opinions! Thank you in advance!

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