17 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Santiago, Chile
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 6 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Rosedal De Palermo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Buenos Aires: Torrepueblo (in Benavidez), Delta El Tigre (in Tigre) and Temaiken Biopark (in Belen de Escobar). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, examine the collection at Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento, admire the landmark architecture of Mafalda Statue, and wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip builder app.

San Francisco, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from San Francisco to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in January; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 83°F and lows reach 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Santiago.
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Santiago, Chile — 10 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Reñaca and Ascensor Reina Victoria. Explore Santiago's surroundings by going to Concon Dunes (in Concon) and Valparaiso (Spas, Cerro Concepcion, &more). On the 20th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i, pause for some serene contemplation at San Francisco Church, and stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Santiago visit planning app.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for home.
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