Patagonia stretches over a million square kilometers, but you'd be surprised at how much you can cover in just 10 days. Embark on a highlights tour, visiting the most famous places in Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks. Or plan a ski holiday on the powdery slopes near San Carlos de Bariloche, in Argentina’s Lake District. Learn about your best options with our roundup below.

Patagonia's Top Highlights

Riding horseback near El Calafate
Day Destination Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Arrival in El Calafate: Buenos Aires - El Calafate El Calafate
Day 3 Perito Moreno Full-Day Boat & Walking Tour El Calafate
Day 4 El Calafate Free Day El Calafate
Day 5 El Calafate - El Chalten El Chalten
Day 6 El Chalten (Free Day) El Chalten
Day 7 El Chaltén to El Calafate & Transfer to Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 8 Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park & Full-Day Tour Torres del Paine
Day 9 Torres del Paine (Free Day) Torres del Paine
Day 10 From Torres del Paine to El Calafate & Departure   


This classic tour is a great way to explore Patagonia's iconic destinations. The itinerary will cover Los Glaciares National Park and Torres del Paine National Park, providing an in-depth experience of across both southern Argentina and Chile. With snow-capped peaks, enormous glaciers, and hiking trails for all levels, this is a great adventure for everyone, from extreme trekkers to casual travelers. Learn more

Best of Southern Patagonia

Guanacos in Torres del Paine
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Argentina & Transfer to El Calafate El Calafate
Day 2 Visit Perito Moreno Glacier El Calafate
Day 3 El Calafate to El Chaltén El Chalten
Day 4 Hike to Fitz Roy El Chalten
Day 5 El Chaltén to El Calafate & Transfer to Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 6 Torres del Paine Full-Day Excursion Puerto Natales
Day 7 Torres del Paine: Trekking to the Base of the Towers Torres del Paine
Day 8 Lago Grey - Return to Puerto Natales Puerto Natales
Day 9 Puerto Natales to Argentina El Calafate
Day 10 Farewell Patagonia  


With 10 days you can explore and enjoy some of the most incredible sites and national parks in the Southern Cone, that great expanse of Patagonia that covers both Argentina and Chile. This adventure is tailor-made for outdoor enthusiasts, as it involves visits to glaciers, mountain trekking, and hiking some of the most famous peaks in the region, such as Mt. Fitz Roy. Not only that, but you'll also get some relaxation in, and you can take this time to discover some of the more famous mountain towns in Patagonia. Learn more

Hiking Through Argentine Patagonia 

Trail views of Mt. Fitz Roy
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate El Calafate
Day 3 El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park - Perito Moreno Glacier Hike El Calafate
Day 4 El Calafate to El Chaltén - Hike to Laguna Capri El Chalten
Day 5-6 Self-Guided Hiking in El Chaltén El Chalten
Day 7 El Chaltén to El Calafate - Transfer to Bariloche Bariloche
Day 8 Half-Day Bariloche History & Nature Tour Bariloche
Day 9 Explore the Mountains & Glaciers of Tronador Hill Bariloche
Day 10 Bariloche to Buenos Aires - Departure  


Argentina, particularly the Patagonia region, offers some of the continent’s best hiking opportunities and this 10-day trip hits the top three spots. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll head to El Calafate for ice trekking on an advancing glacier. Next is El Chaltén, Argentina's ground zero for iconic peaks like Mt. Fitz Roy. Finish in Bariloche—a Swiss-rooted hub in the Lake District offering a plethora of trails and chocolate shops. Learn more

Multi-Sport Adventure in Patagonia 

Ice Trekking at Cagliero Glacier
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires - Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Fly from Buenos Aires to El Calafate El Calafate
Day 3 El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park - Perito Moreno Glacier Hike El Calafate
Day 4 El Calafate - Torres del Paine Driving Tour Torres del Paine
Day 5 Hike to Las Torres - Return to El Calafate El Calafate
Day 6 El Calafate to El Chaltén El Chalten
Day 7 Ice Trekking at Cagliero Glacier El Chalten
Day 8 Hike to Mt. Fitz Roy El Chalten
Day 9 Rock Climbing School in El Chaltén El Chalten
Day 10 El Chaltén to El Calafate - Departure  


This 10-day itinerary combines a slew of outdoor activities in Argentina and Chile's deep south. After a day in Buenos Aires, head to Los Glaciares National Park for some ice trekking on a major glacier. Next is an overnight hiking trip to Chile's Torres del Paine National Park. You'll finish in Argentina's El Chaltén—home of Mt. Fitz Roy and craft-beer bars—and complete a rock climbing course (there's no better place to learn!) Learn more

Buenos Aires & Patagonia Ski Adventure

Ski Patagonia
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Buenos Aires! Buenos Aires
Day 2 Full-Day Buenos Aires Walking Tour Buenos Aires
Day 3 Buenos Aires to Bariloche Bariloche
Days 4-6 Cerro Catedral Ski Excursion Bariloche
Day 7 Bariloche to Ushuaia Ushuaia
Day 8 Penguin Colony Half-Day Excursion Ushuaia
Day 9 Ushuaia to Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 10 Goodbye Buenos Aires!  


If your goal is to ski the best destinations around the world, then get ready to check one incredible locale off your list: Argentina. This epic winter holiday covers some of the most beautiful destinations in the country. Arrive in the capital of Buenos Aires before jetting off to the southern lakeside retreat of San Carlos de Bariloche to enjoy the best ski conditions in the nation. Next, head to Argentine Patagonia, where you'll sail the same waters as Charles Darwin and walk with Magellanic penguins. Learn more

For more Patagonia trip ideas, see all of our 10-day tours and itineraries.

 

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Map of 10 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 10 Days in Patagonia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas