10 days in Chile, Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

10 days in Chile, Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 2 nights
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Valle Arcoiris. Step out of San Pedro de Atacama to go to Calama and see Mall Plaza Calama, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna and get curious at Museo del Meteorito.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama visit planning app.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to San Pedro de Atacama. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for cooler nights in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Punta del Este.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 1 night

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa el Emir and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Brava.

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You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Punta del Este in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Uruguay Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from San Pedro de Atacama, expect slightly colder days and much warmer nights in Punta del Este, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 1 night
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
On the 3rd (Sun), trek along Circuito Chico and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then engage your brain at Museo Paleontologico Bariloche.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Punta del Este in April, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are colder (2°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 1 day

Queen of La Plata

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

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You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in April, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be much warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

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Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.