21 days in Argentina, Chile & Amsterdam Itinerary

21 days in Argentina, Chile & Amsterdam Itinerary

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21 days in Argentina, Chile & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Fly + Shuttle:  17 h 15 min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  12 h 15 min
5
Puerto Williams, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  36 h
6
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  11 h
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
Bus + Taxi + Fly:  23 h
End: La Paz, Bolivia

1
day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the activities along Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), then contemplate the waterfront views at Herengracht, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and finally visit The Jordaan.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Amsterdam is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Amsterdam. When traveling from Tel Aviv in January, plan for much colder days in Amsterdam, with highs around 7°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
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Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht) ©
Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht)
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Begijnhof ©
Begijnhof

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nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa Bagliardi, enjoy the sand and surf at Palo Blanco, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Municipal, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Isidro, then get outside with Delta El Tigre, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, see the interesting displays at Fragata ARA Sarmiento, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Urbana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Lujan.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires in 17.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Buenos Aires. Traveling from Amsterdam in January, things will get warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 33°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palo Blanco, Basilica de Lujan, Catedral de San Isidro, Delta El Tigre, Reserva Natural Urbana
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Horseback Riding Tours
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento

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nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Get outdoors at Canal Beagle and Off-Road Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa Larga and Lago Roca. Get out of town with these interesting Ushuaia side-trips: Senda Costera (in Tierra del Fuego National Park) and Tolhuin (Sendero Laguna Negra, Cerro Jeujepen, &more). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial, identify plant and animal life at Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Senda Pampa Alta, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in January; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tolhuin, Tierra del Fuego National Park, Province of Tierra del Fuego
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Off-Road Tours
Glacier Martial ©
Glacier Martial
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get outside with Enjoy!, catch some excitement at Estancia 25 de Mayo, get a new perspective on nature at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, then take a stroll through Avenida Libertador, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at La Leona Petrified Forest, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in El Calafate when traveling from Ushuaia in January, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puerto Williams.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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River Rafting & Tubing
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Onelli Glacier ©
Onelli Glacier

1
night
Puerto Williams, Chile

Puerto Williams ©
Puerto Williams is a Chilean Village, port and naval base located on Isla Navarino facing the Beagle Channel. On the 13th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Parque Etnobotanico Omora, trek along Cerro Bandera, and then examine the collection at Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): hike along Dientes de Navarino.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Puerto Williams holiday maker website .

Drive from El Calafate to Puerto Williams in 36 hours. Traveling from El Calafate in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Puerto Williams, with lows of 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Puerto Williams

Parks Nature Trails
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Dientes de Navarino ©
Dientes de Navarino
Cerro Bandera ©
Cerro Bandera
Martin Gusinde Anthropological Museum ©

1
night
Punta Arenas, Chile

An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, try to win big at Dreams Casino, get outside with Strait of Magellan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Sagrado Corazon, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and finally hit the slopes at Club Andino Centro de Ski. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Cerveceria Hernando de Magallanes, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva nacional Magallanes, get outside with Antarctica21, then pause for some photo ops at Monumento Al Ovejero, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Punta Arenas trip app .

You can drive from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas in 30.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Williams to Punta Arenas is minus 1 hour. January in Punta Arenas sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to El Chalten.

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Get outdoors at Fitz Roy and Chorillo del Salto. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Laguna Torre and Los Huemules. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Laguna de los Tres, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Torre, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and make a short side trip with Patagonia Hikes.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Punta Arenas to El Chalten takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Punta Arenas to El Chalten. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Laguna de los Tres, Cerro Torre
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Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

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