12 days in Buenos Aires, Santiago & Vina del Mar Itinerary

12 days in Buenos Aires, Santiago & Vina del Mar Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo Del Bicentenario and Usina del Arte. Visit Catedral de San Isidro and Palacio de Aguas Corrientes for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online route maker.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in June, with highs in Buenos Aires at 18°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Side Trip

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Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vina Cousino Macul and Isidora Goyenechea. Popular historic sites such as Castillo Hidalgo and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Pirque (Vina El Principal & Concha y Toro). The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Costanera Center, learn about winemaking at Vina Aquitania, and fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Santiago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries · Shopping · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trip

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Vina del Mar, Chile

— 2 nights

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Los Canones Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Artequin Vina del Mar, and then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Maritimo Nacional.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Vina del Mar online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trip

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Santiago, Chile

— 3 nights

City of the Island Hills

Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, and then examine the collection at La Chascona. Keep things going the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then examine the collection at Museo Interactivo Mirador.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago travel route planner.

You can drive from Vina del Mar to Santiago in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Santiago

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