Patagonia 13-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 9 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Patagonia.

With almost two weeks there’s enough time to enjoy scenic tours of both the Argentine and Chilean regions of Patagonia. One option for active adventurers is to embark on a self-guided hike around the mountain trails running through the national parks of Chile’s scenic Lake District. Or you could venture deeper into Chilean Patagonia and visit with both Humboldt and Magellanic penguins followed by a trip around unspoiled fjords and glaciers. Another idea is a trip to Argentina’s far south to visit penguin colonies while touring the famous Beagle Channel in Tierra del Fuego, located at the end of the continent.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 13-day trips in Patagonia.

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Osorno Volcano in Chile's Lake District
Map of Self-Guided Tour in Chile's Lake & Volcano District - 13 Days
Self-Guided Tour in Chile's Lake & Volcano District - 13 Days

This 13-day self-guided trip will take you to some of Chile’s most spectacular sights. You’ll visit lush biosphere reserves, thundering waterfalls, lava-lined canyons, and forest-covered islands. The region is also known for its lakes and volcanos, and the views along the drive are simply jaw-dropping. Designed for active travelers, this trip takes you along some amazing trails, with ample opportunities for wildlife watching.

Mt. Fitz Roy near El Chalten
Map of Classic Argentine Patagonia - 13 Days
Classic Argentine Patagonia - 13 Days

This 13-day tour of Argentina's far south covers the classics. Starting in Buenos Aires, you'll fly to Patagonia for a range of outdoor activities and wildlife. On the itinerary are two national parks: Tierra del Fuego (rivers and ancient settlements) and Los Glaciares (glaciers and iconic mountains). There's also whale watching and a visit to South America´s largest Magellanic Penguin colony for the ultimate photo ops.

Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia
Map of Santiago & Patagonia Exploration - 13 Days
Santiago & Patagonia Exploration - 13 Days

Few other places in the world can compete with Patagonia's wild, jagged mountains and enormous panoramas. With this 13-day adventure, you'll get the best of the region—in both countries—starting with Chilean Patagonia. Here, you'll partake in the famed W Trek, a multiday hike that covers the furthest reaches of Torres del Paine. Then, bus over to Argentine Patagonia for ancient glaciers and the iconic Mount Fitz Roy. Kick off the adventure in Chile's capital for a dose of big-city culture.

The Patagonian Fjords
Map of Experience Chile's Patagonian Fjords and Lake District - 13 Days
Experience Chile's Patagonian Fjords and Lake District - 13 Days

This two-part trip will take you to Chile's Lake District and on a maritime expedition of the Patagonian fjords. Along the way, there'll be rafting on wild rivers and an abundance of wildlife to encounter — including sea elephants and penguins, humpback whales and albatrosses, cormorants and skuas. Over 13 days, get up-close to ancient glaciers and snowy mountains, visit pretty towns and islands and see the best of Chile.  

Marvel at Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina's Los Glaciares Naitonal Park
Map of Buenos Aires & Argentine Patagonia - 13 Days
Buenos Aires & Argentine Patagonia - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary focuses on Buenos Aires and Patagonia, two highlight regions of Argentina that couldn't be more different, though each offers plenty of fun and adventure. Start by wandering Buenos Aires' wide boulevards and enjoy sultry tango music before jetting off to Ushuaia, the world's southernmost city. This kicks off many days of excursions in Patagonia that include hiking through national parks, boat tours to majestic glaciers, and much more.

Hike up the slopes of the Osorno volcano in Chile's Lake District
Map of Trekking in Chilean Patagonia: Lake District & Torres del Paine - 13 Days
Trekking in Chilean Patagonia: Lake District & Torres del Paine - 13 Days

Grab your hiking boots and trekking poles because you're off to two of the best regions in Chile for outdoor adventures. This active 13-day excursion begins in the stunning Lake District, where you'll hike up snowcapped volcanoes and through national parks. Then fly deep into southern Patagonia, where you'll embark on one of the world's most famous treks: the five-day W Circuit in Torres del Paine National Park.

Trek on the surface of a glacier in Argentine Patagonia
Map of Hike, Kayak, Cycle & Ice Trek in Southern Patagonia - 13 Days
Hike, Kayak, Cycle & Ice Trek in Southern Patagonia - 13 Days

Enjoy an exciting range of outdoor adventures, from hiking and mountain biking to kayaking and ice trekking, on this 13-day itinerary. The trip leads you through the stunning natural landscapes of southern Patagonia, beginning in Torres del Paine National Park on the Chilean side. Then cross the border to Argentina, where you'll walk on glaciers and cycle through the mountains of Los Glaciares National Park.

Penguin and sea lion colonies off the coast of Ushuaia
Map of Iconic Southern Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego: Wildlife, Hikes & Glaciers - 13 Days
Iconic Southern Patagonia & Tierra del Fuego: Wildlife, Hikes & Glaciers - 13 Days

Walk through a penguin colony, boat past glaciers, and hike through spectacular mountain scenery on this 13-day tour of Patagonia. With a mix of outdoor adventures and wildlife viewing, the itinerary leads you through the highlights of southern Chile and Argentina, including Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park, and Tierra del Fuego—home to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world.

Hiking outside El Chaltén
Map of Southern Patagonia's Best Day Hikes - 13 Days
Southern Patagonia's Best Day Hikes - 13 Days

Explore hiking trails by day—and relax in hotels at night—on this 13-day adventure through southern Chilean and Argentine Patagonia. The itinerary begins with an exciting trek to Mount Tarn, a historic route once traveled by Charles Darwin. Then spend several days hiking in Torres del Paine National Park before crossing the border to Argentina, where you'll base yourself in EL Calafate and El Chaltén, enjoying day hikes to glaciers and dramatic mountain scenery in Los Glaciares National Park.

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