South America Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all South America activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report EPSON PRINTER 1800:681:7208 installation CONTACT Tec*h care 24/7??
  2. 2 2 weeks in Chile
  3. 3 Travel agency in Columbia
  4. 4 Trip Report South American Mix: Easter Island, Machu Picchu, Rio & the Pantanal
  5. 5 Torres Del Paine - total 2 weeks in Chile
  6. 6 Buenos Aires for a month?
  7. 7 Trip Report Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu, Amazon Rainforest + more
  8. 8 Cartagena tips
  9. 9 Argentina (Chile?)
  10. 10 Steaks and Tango - Suggestions Please
  11. 11 Trip Report Peru: Kaleidoscope of Colors. Amazon Cruise, Machu Picchu, Jungle Lodges
  12. 12 Cartegena - beach or centre for a week?
  13. 13 Trip Report The Inca Trail - It's a Long Way Down
  14. 14 Trip Report Cusco and the Sacred Valley
  15. 15 What to skip in Argentina
  16. 16 Trip Report Aboard the Amazon Star
  17. 17 Trip Report Peru Sacred Valley Trip - Family of 5
  18. 18 Argentina before and after Antarctica Itinerary
  19. 19 Trip Report 40th Birthday Trip: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, Amazon
  20. 20 Colombia-Brazil-Chile-Bolivia-Peru (Dec'17-Jan'18)
  21. 21 Looking for photographers in Bogota, Medellin and Cartagena
  22. 22 Itineraries
  23. 23 Advice on Chile itinerary
  24. 24 Torres del Paine from Punta Arenas
  25. 25 Itinerary Help Argentina Chile Patagonia in 23 days
View next 25 » Back to the top

URGENT: itinerary help for Patagonia - leaving tomorrow! (panic)

Jump to last reply

Hi all,

I could really need some help with my 12 day trip to Patagonia, Argentina. A completely spontaneous decision - meaning that I have not done a lot of planning....

I'm currently working in Tandil, a city in BA province and I plan to leave Tandil tomorrow. The plan is to go by BUS south and from Ushuaia with plane back to BA.

This is what I know:

1. I'm able to *leave Tandil tomorrow* (monday) evening.
2. I have to be back in *BA on the 6th of November* in the morning to meet a friend.
3. I have to go to Chile for a day or two *before the 30th of October* - in order to get 90 more days in Argentina.
4. I would like to see Monte Fitz Roy, Torres del Paine, El Calafate and el Chaltén but not sure how to divide the days (as you can see with the many ??? in my planning)... I'm not an advanced hiker but with a tour/daytrip it should be fine.

October 24: Travel to BA
October 25: BA-Puerto Madryn
October 26: Puerto Madryn - daytrip to watch whales, travel at night to El Calafate
October 27: Arriving at El Calafate
October 28. El Calafate - Perito Moreno daytrip --> possibly stay longer for horse riding and flamingos??
October 29: ?? Torres del Paine - daytrip?
October 30: ?? El Chaltén? Fitz Roy?
October 31: ??
November 1:???
November 2: Travel to Ushuaia
November 3: Ushuaia - Beagle Channel day trip
November 4: Ushuaia - Tierra del Fuego day trip
November 5: Half a day in Ushuaia, talk a walk to see Glaciar Martial + Flight back to BA.
November 6: I have to be in Buenos Aires around 8 am this morning.

I have a couple of questions.

1. Do I have to go Tandil-BA-Puerto Madryn with bus or is there a better route with bus to save time?
2. Is it enough time? I know that you could easily spend months in Patagonia but... is this a stressful itinerary?
3. General comments on my itinerary, advice on hostels, activities etc.
4. Is there a bus Puerto Madryn-El Calafate or Puerto Madryn-El Chaltén?

I appreciate any help.... I feel completely lost at the moment. Has anyone done a similar trip by bus? Is it stupid?

Thanks in advance.

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement