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Patagonia -- 21 days in December 2013 -- Is this Itinerary Sound Good?

by nathanronen Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Hello Everyone,
Would appreciate your opinion on this 21 day trip to Patagonia in December 2013. Am I missing anything, is it too rushed, is there something I should add?

Thanks.

Dec 2 -- Arrive BA
Dec 3 - Fly to Puerto Madryn
Dec 4 - Peninsula Valdes Excursion
Dec 5 - Penguins in Punta Tombo Excursion
Dec 6 -- Fly to Ushaia
Dec 7 -- Beagle Channel Cruise
Dec 8 -- Trekking and Canoeing at Tierra del Fuego National Park
Dec 9 -- Bus to Punta Arenas
Dec 10 - Bus to Puerto Natales
Dec 11 -- Excursion Torre del Paine
Dec 12 -- Bus from Puerto Natales to Calafate
Dec 13 -- Calafate -- Perito Moreno Glacier
Dec 14 -- Free Day in Calafate
Dec 15 -- Bus to El Chalten
Dec 16 -- El Chalten trek up to Mt. Fitz Roy
Dec 17-- Bust back to Calafate
Dec 18 -- Fly to Bariloche
Dec 19 -- Bariloche -- Small Circuit Excursion and Otto Hill
Dec 20 --Isla Victoria and Bosque de Arayanes Excursion
Dec 21 -- Fly to Buenos Aires
Dec 22-- Fly back home

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    Re: Patagonia -- 21 days in December 2013 -- Is this Itinerary Sound Good?

    by cgf Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    on day free in ElCalafate you should do the Lake Argentino tour by boat among icebergs, visiting Bahía Onelli and Upsala/Spegazzini glaciers, you can get there only by boat.
    Parque Nacional Los Glaciares was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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    Re: Patagonia -- 21 days in December 2013 -- Is this Itinerary Sound Good?

    by cgf Online Now Feb 7, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    get plan B for Dec 17 as Mt. Fitz Roy is not sure to be climbed at any day someone likes.
    Around Bariloche there's much more to see than the beatiful but very tourist Isla Victoria and Bosque. There are a lot of circuit excursions locally, i would do the seven lakes or to Puerto Mont / Puerto Varas instead. Two days excursion [each way] using more boats and buses, only one ticket.

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    Re: Patagonia -- 21 days in December 2013 -- Is this Itinerary Sound Good?

    by vtveen Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 1:15 AM

    Although a lot of travelling/bussing your itinerary looks good.

    happy travels
    Jaap

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    Re: Patagonia -- 21 days in December 2013 -- Is this Itinerary Sound Good?

    by blueskyjohn Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 4:38 AM

    Your itinerary is good however, I would suggest re-evaluating your mode of travel on Dec.9 and 10. The bus from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas is 10-12 hours! Then on the 10 the bus to Puerto Natales in 3-4 hours. Not as bad but we opted to fly (it was in reverse) and was only162 usd. You save two full days and worth the extra money IMHO.

    Have a great trip!

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    Re: Patagonia -- 21 days in December 2013 -- Is this Itinerary Sound Good?

    by blueskyjohn Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 4:42 AM

    Sorry forgot to say we took a bus from Puerto Natales to El Calafate then flew to Ushuaia. We just wanted to avoid Punta Arenas and the 12 hour bus ride.

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    Re: Patagonia -- 21 days in December 2013 -- Is this Itinerary Sound Good?

    by GentleSpirit Online Now Feb 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM

    I would say your itinerary looks great. You are doing a LOT of travelling. Perhaps a bit too much time on the bus in my opinion.

    Agree that from Calafate you will want to take the tour out to lago argentino and the glaciers...very scenic. a bit of a long day but well worth it.

    noting not much time in Buenos Aires?

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