15 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

15 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago, Chile — 1 night

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.
On the 27th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza de Armas, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Santiago trip itinerary builder app.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Santiago is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to fly to San Pedro de Atacama.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio and then delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in San Pedro de Atacama can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 2 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.
On the 30th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Floralis Generica, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, then make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Obelisco de Buenos Aires, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, then get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, then take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip tool.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly to Iguazu National Park.
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina — 2 nights

Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): head off the coast to Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Iguazu National Park, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 20°C. On the 3rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 2 nights

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 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the El Calafate online travel planner.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in November, expect nights in El Calafate to be a bit cooler, around 13°C, while days are colder, around 14°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel to Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso, Chile — 1 night

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo Nacional, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso online travel route planner.

Fly from El Calafate to Valparaiso in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate to Valparaiso, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from El Calafate in November, expect nights in Valparaiso to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Vina del Mar.
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Vina del Mar, Chile — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), don't miss a visit to Kirche Nuestra Senora de Dolores, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Humedal De Concon, and finally stroll through Reñaca.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vina del Mar trip builder tool.

Vina del Mar is very close to Valparaiso. In November, daily temperatures in Vina del Mar can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 2 nights

City of the Island Hills

On the 8th (Tue), stop by Patio Bellavista, examine the collection at La Chascona, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Santiago itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Vina del Mar to Santiago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Chile travel guide

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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.
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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.
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