15 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

15 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

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15 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Iguazu National Park Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
4
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
End: Santiago, Chile

2
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Castillo Hidalgo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kingston Family Vineyards and Playa El Canelillo. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Vina Undurraga in Talagante, approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago journey maker tool .

If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Beaches Wineries

Side Trips

Playa El Canelillo, Kingston Family Vineyards, Vina Undurraga
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Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de Lujan and Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento. Get some cultural insight at Museo de La Plata and Parque 3 de Febrero. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan (in Lujan), Catedral de San Isidro (in San Isidro) and Playa La Balandra (in Berisso). There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Hospital Fiorito, wander the streets of Puerto Madero, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires attractions planner .

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires is 1 hour. December in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Lujan, Museo de La Plata, Playa La Balandra, Catedral de San Isidro, Museo del Hospital Fiorito
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Horseback Riding Tours
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan

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nights
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 19th (Thu), head off the coast to Isla San Martin and then take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Provincial Urugua-i Park and then go deep underground at Wanda Mines.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Iguazu National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Iguazu National Park sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wanda Mines, Provincial Urugua-i Park
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Provincial Urugua-i Park ©
Provincial Urugua-i Park
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
San Francisco Church and Avenida Las Rejas will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Concon Dunes and Parque Natural Aguas de Ramon. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Casablanca (Bodegas RE & Estancia El Cuadro), Sewell (in Machali) and Museo Andino (in Alto Jahuel). See some other sides of Santiago: take an in-depth tour of Museo Historico Nacional, examine the collection at La Chascona, take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower, and explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

Before you visit Santiago, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Iguazu National Park to Santiago in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Iguazu National Park to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Casablanca, Concon Dunes, Sewell, Museo Andino
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Bodegas RE ©
Bodegas RE
Concon Dunes ©
Concon Dunes

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