27 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

27 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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27 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
bus + Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
5
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
7
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
9
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States


3
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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.
Popular historic sites such as San Telmo and Catedral Metropolitana are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parque 3 de Febrero and Recoleta. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Puerto Madero, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and browse the exhibits of Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Newark, USA to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newark to Buenos Aires. Expect colder weather when traveling from Newark in August: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

2
nights
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Pucara de Tilcara, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then make a trip to Algarrobo Historico, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Hill of Seven Colors. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Province of Jujuy online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Buenos Aires to Province of Jujuy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, you will find days in Province of Jujuy are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (47°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Salta.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy ©
Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy

1
night
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Cerro San Bernardo, don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Salta trip planner.

You can take a bus from Province of Jujuy to Salta in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Province of Jujuy in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Salta, with lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Salta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get in touch with nature at Valle de Uco and Canon del Atuel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega La Azul and Winery La Abeja. Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to San Rafael (Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, Raffeish, & more) and Finca Sophenia (in Tupungato). There's more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Mendoza online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Salta to Mendoza in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. While traveling from Salta, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Mendoza, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trips

San Rafael, Tupungato
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Valle de Uco ©
Valle de Uco
Bodega La Azul ©
Bodega La Azul

1
night
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 31st (Fri), contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, then explore the fascinating underground world of Las grutas de Ongamira, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mendoza to Cordoba takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza in August, expect nights in Cordoba to be warmer, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Las grutas de Ongamira
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Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

2
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa Larga, grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de la Merced, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Cordoba to Ushuaia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for little chillier days in Ushuaia, with highs around 41°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

2
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, then take a stroll through Av del Libertador, then get outside with Enjoy!, and finally see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to El Calafate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ushuaia in September since evenings lows in El Calafate dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

1
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by shuttle from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. September in Los Glaciares National Park sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier

2
nights
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): explore the activities along Laguna Capri, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and then trek along Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the El Chalten trip maker app .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Trails
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

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nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche and Museo del Lago Gutierrez are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Catedral Alta Patagonis and Playa Bonita. There's still lots to do: trek along Circuito Chico, take in the dramatic scenery at Garganta del Diablo, and play a few rounds at Arelauquen Golf & Country Club.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche day trip site .

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche ©

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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.
On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, then wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and finally examine the collection at La Chascona. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Santiago trip builder website .

Fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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