15 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

15 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
5
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
6
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Miami, United States


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1
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then head off the coast to Isla San Martin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cataratas del Iguazu.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park online trip itinerary builder .

Miami, USA to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Miami to Iguazu National Park due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Miami in October since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

2
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
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 22nd (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Japones, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, and finally take a stroll through Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then shop like a local with Puerto Madero, and finally wander the streets of San Telmo.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in October, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
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 24th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Catedral Alta Patagonis. On your second day here, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, trek along Circuito Chico, then take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Otto.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip maker .

Fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be much colder, around 34°F, while days are slightly colder, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
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 26th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, expect nights in El Calafate to be a bit warmer, around 45°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

1
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini, then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Seco, and then explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 46°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

1
night
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Torres del Paine National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine): temperatures range from 52°F by day to 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, then examine the collection at La Chascona, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana). Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, then don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago journey maker website .

You can fly from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Santiago in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Santa Lucia Hill ©
Santa Lucia Hill

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, and finally explore the fascinating landscape at Atacama Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, then make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and finally explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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