25 days in Argentina, Uruguay & Chile Itinerary

25 days in Argentina, Uruguay & Chile Itinerary

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25 days in Argentina, Uruguay & Chile Itinerary

Start: Cuenca, Ecuador
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
2
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Rosario, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
San Juan, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
7
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Pichilemu, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Cuenca, Ecuador

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parque 3 de Febrero and Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires. Plaza de Mayo and Basilica de Lujan will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Buenos Aires with an excursion to Museo de La Plata in La Plata--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, take a stroll through Recoleta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Cuenca, Ecuador to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cuenca to Buenos Aires. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cuenca in February; daily highs in Buenos Aires reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can ride a ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Basilica de Lujan, Museo de La Plata
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Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata

2
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Palacio Taranco and Centro Municipal de Exposiciones SUBTE will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Pittamiglio"s Castle and Ciudad Vieja. Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, see the interesting displays at Museo del Tabaco La Republicana, and pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Jackson.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Montevideo trip app .

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In February in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rosario.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Palacio Taranco ©
Palacio Taranco
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

2
nights
Rosario, Argentina

Rosario ©
Once upon a time, Rosario was famous for being the birthplace of not only revolutionary leader Che Guevara, but also the Argentine flag.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Historico del Convento San Carlos and Casa del Acuerdo. Explore hidden gems such as Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Arantzazu and Parque Independencia. Explore Rosario's surroundings by going to San Nicolas de los Arroyos (Teatro Municipal Rafael de Aguiar & Templo de la Masoneria de San Nicolas). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica catedral de Nuestra Senora del Rosario, explore and take pictures at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito - Visitas Guiadas, enjoy the sand and surf at La Florida, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Arte Decorativo Firma y Odilo Estevez.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rosario trip builder .

You can fly from Montevideo to Rosario in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February in Rosario, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Rosario

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

San Nicolas de los Arroyos, Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Arantzazu, Museo Historico del Convento San Carlos
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La Florida ©
La Florida
Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Arantzazu ©

2
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Escape the urban bustle at Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge) and Carlos Paz Waterfront. You'll explore and learn at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Museo Emilio Caraffa. Take a break from Cordoba with a short trip to El Cerro de la Cruz in Villa Carlos Paz, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de Cordoba La Iglesia De Jesucristo De Los Santos De Los Ultimos Dias, and see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip builder tool .

Getting from Rosario to Cordoba by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rosario in February: highs in Cordoba hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge)
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Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos
Museo Historico UNC  Manzana Jesuitica ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor ©
Paseo del Buen Pastor

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, then don't miss a visit to Antigua Bodega Giol, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora, and finally do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti. On your second day here, take in the history at Templo Sagrado Corazon, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Divisadero Largo, and then trek along Ruta Provincial 52.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza online tour itinerary maker .

Fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, you will find days in Mendoza are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit cooler (21°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to San Juan.

Things to do in Mendoza

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Maipu, Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Santuario Virgen de Lourdes ©
Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Reserva Natural Divisadero Largo ©
Reserva Natural Divisadero Largo

1
night
San Juan, Argentina

San Juan ©
San Juan acts as a more humble and provincial version of nearby Mendoza, with all the wineries and lush landscape, but less of the hustle, bustle, and international guests.
On the 25th (Tue), examine the collection at Casa Natal de Sarmiento, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de los Desamparados, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Oratorio de la Difunta Correa, then examine the collection at Museo Historico Provincial A. Gnecco, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archdiocesan Cathedral San Juan Bautista and then head outdoors with Carrovelismo.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Juan trip planner.

Getting from Mendoza to San Juan by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In February in San Juan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Valparaiso.

Things to do in San Juan

Museums Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Carrovelismo
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Casa Natal de Sarmiento ©
Casa Natal de Sarmiento
Museo Historico Provincial A. Gnecco ©

2
nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
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 27th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo, then explore the world behind art at Palacio Baburizza, then look for all kinds of wild species at Quebrada de Cordoba, and finally head outdoors with Canopy El Canelo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at La Sebastiana, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso, explore the striking landscape at Concon Dunes, then delve into the distant past at Moai, and finally stop by Lapislázuli Faba Viña del Mar.

For reviews and tourist information, use the Valparaiso travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from San Juan to Valparaiso in 8.5 hours. Another option is to fly. The time zone difference when traveling from San Juan to Valparaiso is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Juan in February, you will find days in Valparaiso are cooler (25°C), and nights are little chillier (16°C). On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pichilemu.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Concon Dunes, Canopy El Canelo, Quebrada de Cordoba
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Quebrada de Cordoba ©
Quebrada de Cordoba
Museo Maritimo Nacional ©
Museo Maritimo Nacional
Palacio Baburizza ©
Palacio Baburizza

2
nights
Pichilemu, Chile

Pichilemu ©
A beach resort city in the center of the country, Pichilemu has earned the title of Chile's "Surf Capital," gaining international acclaim as the host of numerous competitions.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Museo del Nino Rural, kick back and relax at Punta De Lobos, and then stroll through Playa Punta de Lobos.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Pichilemu route planner.

Drive from Valparaiso to Pichilemu in 4 hours. When traveling from Valparaiso in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Pichilemu: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Pichilemu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa Punta de Lobos ©
Playa Punta de Lobos
Punta De Lobos
Punta De Lobos
Playa La Puntilla ©
Playa La Puntilla

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo Baha'i, tour the pleasant surroundings at San Cristóbal Hill, then see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at San Francisco Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip planning tool .

You can drive from Pichilemu to Santiago in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i

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