With five days, you'll want to focus on one region of Patagonia. Pay a visit to Perito Moreno in Los Glaciares National Park, road trip the Carretera Austral, make a whirlwind circuit through Torres del Paine, or step just outside of Patagonia to southern Chile's incredible Lake District.

Puerto Madryn Adventure

Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
Day 2 From Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn Puerto Madryn
Day 3 Penguin Colony at Punta Tombo Puerto Madryn
Day 4 Península Valdés and Whale Watching Puerto Madryn
Day 5 Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires, Depart  

Experience the wildlife of Argentina on this 5-day adventure. Begin your adventure in the cosmopolitan capital of Buenos Aires. Next, head south to Puerto Madryn, a seaside community in Patagonia famous for its biodiverse ecosystem featuring unique birds and marine mammals. Here, you'll take in the stunning scenery and wildlife while visiting a penguin colony and going a whale-watching excursion. Learn more 

Chilean Lake District

Rafting the Petrohue River
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Santiago to Puerto Montt & Transfer to Puerto Varas Puerto Varas
Day 3 Puerto Varas National Park and Lakes Tour Puerto Varas
Day 4 Chiloé Island Tour Puerto Varas
Day 5 Puerto Montt to Santiago & Depart  

The doorstep to Chilean Patagonia lies in the country's southern Lake District. Here you'll find towering volcanoes as well as some of the largest and most beautiful freshwater lakes in the nation. Also here are a number of crystalline rivers fed by the Andes Mountains, vast protected areas abounding with native forests, and the renowned Chiloé Island. Just south of Puerto Montt, Chiloé is a land of myths and legends, with unique architecture and culinary delights. It's a place truly worth exploring. Learn more

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Torres del Paine Express Trip

Torres del Paine
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Santiago to Patagonia - Torres del Paine National Park Torres del Paine
Day 3 Lake Pehoé and Lake Grey Torres del Paine
Day 4 Torres del Paine: Trekking to the Base of the Towers Torres del Paine
Day 5 Torres del Paine to Santiago & Depart  

On this quick trip, you'll explore one of the most impressive landscapes on earth, Torres del Paine National Park. Enjoy an in-depth exploration of the park's natural landmarks: hike to the top of Base Torres—the most famous viewpoint in Torres del Paine, visit the Southern Patagonian Ice Field and view the Grey Glacier up close on a boat tour. Learn more

Marble Caves & Carretera Austral

Capillas de Mármol
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Santiago de Chile Santiago
Day 2 Santiago to Balmaceda - Puerto Río Tranquilo (Marble Caves) Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Day 3 Transfer to Exploradores Valley - Afternoon Hike Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Day 4 Boat Trip to Laguna San Rafael National Park & San Rafael Glacier Puerto Rio Tranquilo
Day 5 Balmaceda to Santiago, Depart  

Chile is full of distinct natural wonders. Case in point, the otherworldly marble caves of the unspoiled Aysén region, in Chilean Patagonia. On this five-day jaunt, you'll visit these geological formations, along with massive glaciers and marine life in Laguna San Rafael National Park. Round out the adventure with a night in Santiago for a dose of cosmopolitan cuisine and culture. Learn more

Los Glaciares National Park

Perito Moreno Glacier
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Buenos Aires, Explore the City Buenos Aires
Day 2 Arrival in El Calafate: Buenos Aires - El Calafate El Calafate
Day 3 El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park & Perito Moreno Glacier Hike El Calafate
Day 4 Lago Argentino, Glaciers, and Estancia Cristina El Calafate
Day 5 Fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires, Depart  

Explore the highlights of Argentine Patagonia on this 5-day adventure. Begin in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires, then, head to El Calafate in Patagonia. From here, you'll travel to Los Glaciares National Park to get an up-close look at the majestic Perito Moreno glacier. Next, you'll take a trip to Estancia Cristina to visit the local folkloric museum as well as the Continental Ice Field Refuge where you'll be treated to incredible views of Upsala Glacier and Lake Guillermo. Learn more

More Great Patagonia Itineraries

Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Patagonia? Check out these other Patagonia itineraries, with outdoor adventures, cultural trips, and best-of tours to hit the highlights. 


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