16 days in Montevideo, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

16 days in Montevideo, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay

— 3 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo, and hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip itinerary maker site.

Philadelphia, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Montevideo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in December, things will get much hotter in Montevideo: highs are around 81°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and take a stroll through Puerto Madero.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Buenos Aires takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Montevideo in December, with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Cordoba.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cordoba, Argentina

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 11th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, stroll around Parque de las Tejas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de Santa Teresa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, then browse the exhibits of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and then examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Cordoba takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Mendoza road trip website.

Fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, you will find days in Mendoza are much warmer (89°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Wineries
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Santiago, Chile

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then stop by Patio Bellavista. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago road trip planning website.

You can fly from Mendoza to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. You will leave for home on the 17th (Sat).

Things to do in Santiago

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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.