Patagonia 7-Day Tours & Itineraries

Explore 20 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Patagonia.

One week is enough time to plan any type of Patagonia excursion that strikes your interest. You could hike amid glaciers and granite peaks in Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile, or experience the highlights of Argentine Patagonia at Mt. Fitz Roy and El Calafate in Los Glaciares National Park. You could make a trip to Punta Arenas, also in Chile, and visit an island home to a colony of Magellanic penguins. For a true cultural excursion, hike around the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve,which is located at the southern tip of the continent and is home to indigenous Yagan people as well as the rugged Dientes de Navarino mountain range.

See more great trip ideas in our roundup of 7-day Patagonia itineraries.

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Map of Torres del Paine "W" Circuit Trek - 7 Days
Torres del Paine "W" Circuit Trek - 7 Days

Hike in some of the most stunning landscapes in the Western Hemisphere, located at the extreme of the South American continent. This itinerary will be sure to challenge even experienced hikers, and offers stunning views of sharply-defined peaks, azure lakes, and vast ice fields.

Punta Arenas
Map of Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days
Punta Arenas & Torres del Paine National Park - 7 Days

Begin your weeklong Patagonian journey in Chile's metropolitan capital city. Next, head south and walk with Magellanic penguins on Isla Magdalena. Top it off with a trip to Torres del Paine National Park. Here you'll be treated to breathtaking views of vast grasslands, glaciers, forests, and more. You'll even have the opportunity to hike to the base of the park's iconic towers.

Mount Fitz Roy in Argentina's stunning Los Glaciares National Park
Map of Los Glaciares National Park & Fitz Roy - 7 Days
Los Glaciares National Park & Fitz Roy - 7 Days

If you want to experience the heart of Argentine Patagonia, come to Los Glaciares National Park. This one-week itinerary begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires, where you'll have the day to explore the city. Then you're off to El Calafate to hike across the iconic Perito Moreno Glacier before checking out the town of El Chaltén and enjoying hiking excursions around the famous Mount Fitz Roy.

Morning light on Lake Pehoe
Map of Multi-Day Hiking in Torres del Paine - 7 Days
Multi-Day Hiking in Torres del Paine - 7 Days

This weeklong itinerary highlights Torres del Paine National Park for a once-in-a-lifetime hiking trip in Patagonia. After a day to explore Chile's capital, fly south to experience the park's nearly 450,000 acres of glaciers, ice fields, forests, lakes, and rugged mountains that will get your heart racing. Your jumping on/off point will be Puerto Natales—a port city attracting trekkers from all over the world.

Patagonia
Map of Trekking & Watersports in Northern Patagonia - 7 Days
Trekking & Watersports in Northern Patagonia - 7 Days

This weeklong trip packs in a lot of adventure—trekking, kayaking, rafting, and canyoneering—plus sleeping in some beautiful and unique locations. With ample time devoted to training, travelers of all levels of experience will get the most out of this itinerary. From canyons and rapids to hiking in the forest and spending the night in a tree house, experience the best of northern Patagonia.

Take in the view of Perito Moreno glacier
Map of Discover Los Glaciares National Park & Tierra del Fuego - 7 Days
Discover Los Glaciares National Park & Tierra del Fuego - 7 Days

A week in Patagonia is the perfect time to explore two top destinations: Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego. You'll explore the former, home to the world-famous Perito Moreno Glacier while staying in the quaint lakefront town of El Calafate. Then fly south to Ushuaia to discover the dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, and wildlife of Tierra del Fuego.

A four-day trek along the southern tip of Chile
Map of Patagonia's Navarinos Teeth Trek - 7 Days
Patagonia's Navarinos Teeth Trek - 7 Days

This weeklong adventure highlights an important trail on the very tip of South America. Part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve called Cabo de Hornos, Chile’s Navarino Island is the home to human settlements of Yagan people—one of the last native groups on the continent. After getting a taste of urban Santiago, fly south for a four-day guided trek while experiencing a range of Sub-Antarctic ecological wonders.

Los Torres in Torres del Paine National Park
Map of Torres del Paine Modified W Trek Adventure - 7 Days
Torres del Paine Modified W Trek Adventure - 7 Days

Have you ever dreamed of trekking through one of the most famous and beautiful protected areas in the world? If so, then this quick seven-day itinerary is for you. In just a week, you can jet off to Chilean Patagonia and partake in the famed "W" circuit trek—a multiday hike that covers the furthest reaches of the awe-inspiring Torres del Paine National Park. Be sure to get in shape beforehand because this is the very definition of an active adventure.

Swinging in the shadow of the Osorno volcano in Chile's Lake District
Map of Family Trip to Chilean Patagonia: History, Lakes & Wildlife - 7 Days
Family Trip to Chilean Patagonia: History, Lakes & Wildlife - 7 Days

Spend a week making family memories on this outdoor-oriented family tour of Chilean Patagonia. Start in Santiago, getting to know the capital on a child-friendly tour before flying south to the Lake District, where little ones can paddle in Lago Llanquihue and meet the adorable penguins of Isla Chiloé. Continue south to Punta Arenas and the Strait of Magellan, and let the kids explore a life-size replica of the HMS Beagle and spot frolicking dolphins on an adventurous boat tour.

Ring in the new year at Torres del Paine National Park
Map of New Year's Getaway in Chilean Patagonia - 7 Days
New Year's Getaway in Chilean Patagonia - 7 Days

This escape to Patagonia packs a lot of adventure into a mere seven days. There's no time to waste because, after a city tour of Santiago and a trip to the coast, you'll fly to Torres del Paine, one of the most famous national parks in the world. Enjoy a few days of outdoor hikes and horseback rides at a historic 4-star wilderness lodge before heading back north for a mini wine tour to help ring in the new year.

Spend a day making friends with the horses and sheep of a traditional estancia
Map of Family Outdoor Adventures in Patagonia - 7 Days
Family Outdoor Adventures in Patagonia - 7 Days

Spend a week exploring the rugged beauty of Patagonia on this active and adventurous family trip. Start in Argentina to witness the Perito Moreno Glacier by walkway and boat, then discover the workings of a Patagonian ranch as the little ones embrace their inner gaúcho with a sheepshearing session and horseback rides. Continue south into Chile to reach Puerto Natales, the perfect base for family hikes in Torres del Paine National Park and kid-friendly excursions to hidden caves and ancient rock paintings.

Explore the dense, lush foliage of Patagonia's Alerce Andino National Park
Map of Active Chilean Patagonia: Lakes & Volcanoes - 7 Days
Active Chilean Patagonia: Lakes & Volcanoes - 7 Days

Snow-capped volcanoes, pristine mountain lakes, and quiet hiking trails await you on this active weeklong adventure around northern Chilean Patagonia. After a day of sightseeing in Santiago, spend the rest of the trip exploring the great outdoors in Puerto Varas. You'll trek through spectacular landscapes, kayak on a fjord, spot rare birds, enjoy a traditional lunch on a family farm, and much more!

Focus on the scenic Lake District of northern Patagonia with this family-focused itinerary
Map of Family Fun in Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 7 Days
Family Fun in Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Bariloche - 7 Days

Dive into the Lake District of northern Argentine Patagonia on this compact family adventure. After a kid-friendly walk through colorful Buenos Aires, it's time to fly south to charming Bariloche, where you'll settle into a land of sparkling lakes and alpine-style towns. Ride a chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario, follow boardwalks through the ancient Los Arrayanes forest, and kayak along the shores of Lago Gutierrez. End the trip back in the capital, where you'll learn to make a Patagonian meal, family-style!

Stroll among adorable penguins with a day trip to Isla Magdalena
Map of Gentle Family Tour of Chilean Patagonia: Santiago & Punta Arenas - 7 Days
Gentle Family Tour of Chilean Patagonia: Santiago & Punta Arenas - 7 Days

Perfect for even the littlest of explorers, this weeklong trip to Chilean Patagonia introduces you to the region's highlights with a relaxed pace and plenty of fun, accessible excursions. After a kid-friendly tour of Santiago, it's off to Punta Arenas, where youngsters will love spotting adorable Magellanic penguins and playful dolphins by boat, roaming the decks of historic ships in a nautical museum, and letting their imaginations run wild in the grounds of a scenic 19th-century fort.

See whales and other wildlife on this family tour of Patagonia
Map of Family Adventure in Buenos Aires & Patagonia's Valdés Peninsula - 7 Days
Family Adventure in Buenos Aires & Patagonia's Valdés Peninsula - 7 Days

This fun-filled family tour starts in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires, where you'll explore the colorful neighborhoods of this vibrant metropolis. Then, it's off to Patagonia's Valdés Peninsula for breaching right whales and a visit with friendly penguins at the Punta Tombo reserve. Hike the hills of Playa El Doradillo and see more whales just offshore, then return to Buenos Aires in time to explore the greenery of Parque Tres de Febrero and the city's several kid-friendly museums.

The wonders of Torres del Paine are on your doorstep from your base at a luxury lodge within the park (photo courtesy of Hotel Las Torres)
Map of Luxury Chilean Patagonia Getaway: Outdoor Adventures & Wine Tasting - 7 Days
Luxury Chilean Patagonia Getaway: Outdoor Adventures & Wine Tasting - 7 Days

Experience two of the reasons Chile draws travelers from all over the world: its exquisite wines and great outdoors. It's an itinerary fit for any adventurer with a taste for the good life, as it begins with hikes around the granite peaks, glaciers, and shimmering lakes of Torres del Paine. After multiple days of trekking and sightseeing in Patagonia's most famous national park, you'll fly to the capital of Santiago and hit the wine trail in its surrounding valleys to taste the finest varietals this country has to offer.

Your luxury yurt is perched on the shores of Lago del Toro (photo courtesy of Patagonia Camp)
Map of Luxury Patagonia Glamping Adventure: Santiago & Torres del Paine - 7 Days
Luxury Patagonia Glamping Adventure: Santiago & Torres del Paine - 7 Days

Spend a week enjoying thrilling adventures around Chilean Patagonia's wild frontiers and soaring Andes peaks without sacrificing anything in terms of comfort. And though this is a luxury wilderness-themed holiday, it kicks off with a couple of days of wine tasting and culture in and around the sophisticated capital of Santiago. From there, things kick into high gear as you fly to Torres del Paine for rugged hikes, horseback rides, and a luxury “glamping” experience in Chile's most dazzling national park.

Follow your private guide on full-day treks in Patagonia's Los Glaciares National Park
Map of Active Luxury Trip to Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate & El Chaltén - 7 Days
Active Luxury Trip to Argentine Patagonia: Buenos Aires, El Calafate & El Chaltén - 7 Days

If you've only got a week to spare for an active vacation, make it a thrilling journey through Argentine Patagonia that deftly combines adventure and luxury. Start with some sophistication in Buenos Aires as you enjoy cooking classes and wine tastings, then fly to Patagonia and El Calafate to pay a visit to the country's most famous glacier, Perito Moreno. The trip culminates in El Chaltén, the trekking capital of Argentina, with full-day hikes around granite peaks and whitewater rafting adventures.

Jet to the "end of the world" to explore Tierra del Fuego from a 5-star retreat (photo courtesy of Arakur Ushuaia Resort & Spa)
Map of Luxury Escape to Southern Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Ushuaia - 7 Days
Luxury Escape to Southern Patagonia: Buenos Aires & Ushuaia - 7 Days

Mix city sophistication in Buenos Aires with outdoor adventures on the southernmost tip of Patagonia. It's a week of active fun and luxury accommodations, starting in Argentina's capital with tours of the city's most historic theaters and landmarks. After hitting the wine trail and sampling plenty of robust malbecs, you're off to Tierra del Fuego—the "End of the World"—to spot penguins as you sail the Beagle Channel, hike to turquoise glacial lakes, and soar over Andean peaks in a private helicopter.

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