27 days in South America Itinerary

27 days in South America Itinerary

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27 days in South America Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  29​h
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
bus + Drive:  11​h 15​min
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 15​min
La Paz, Bolivia
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  13​h
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 5 nights
shuttle:  3​h 45​min
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 15​min
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h
End: Singapore, Singapore

1
night
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, examine the collection at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and then learn about winemaking at Vina Undurraga.

To find maps and other tourist information, read our Santiago driving holiday planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Santiago is an approximately 30-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Santiago is minus 12 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

#Wineries

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Vina Undurraga
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Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga

4
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
You've now added Atacama Desert Stargazing to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris and then join in the after-dark buzz at Atacama Desert Stargazing. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, then explore the activities along Laguna Cejar, then explore the striking landscape at Piedras Rojas, and finally make a trip to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama travel route planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to San Pedro de Atacama takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in January, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be slightly colder, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Atacama Desert Stargazing ©
Atacama Desert Stargazing

3
nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
You've now added Salar de Uyuni to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), head off the coast to Isla Incahuasi and then explore the striking landscape at Salar de Uyuni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia San Cristobal Lipez and then examine the collection at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uyuni trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Uyuni: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Uyuni

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Museo de la Llama y la Sal
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Salar de Uyuni ©
Salar de Uyuni
Isla Incahuasi ©
Isla Incahuasi
Avenida Ferroviaria ©
Avenida Ferroviaria

1
night
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz ©
Take a moment to catch your breath as you commence your holiday in La Paz.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for La Paz using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Uyuni to La Paz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uyuni in December: highs in La Paz hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in La Paz

#Museums
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5
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Torres del Paine National Park. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torres del Paine National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales, then hunt for treasures at Pueblo artesanal Etherh Aike, and then look for gifts at Etnia Souvenirs & Wool.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip maker .

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January since evenings lows in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laguna Nimez Reserve as well as Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserve and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): stop by Vellon Negro, look for all kinds of wild species at Safari Experience - Patagonia Profunda, then see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and finally stop by La Aldea de los Gnomos.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the El Calafate road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Iguazu National Park to El Calafate in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in January, you will find days in El Calafate are much colder (17°C), and nights are little chillier (15°C). On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Laguna Nimez Reserve ©
Laguna Nimez Reserve
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

1
night
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.
You've now added Cerro Fitz Roy to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): go for a walk through Los Condores and Las Aguilas Viewpoints. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Fitz Roy.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the El Chalten attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. You will leave for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Perito Moreno Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Los Glaciares National Park trip website .

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. In January in Los Glaciares National Park, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

#Parks, #Nature
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few
hours
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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Los Glaciares National Park to Buenos Aires by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in January, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are much warmer, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©

2
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.
You've now added Iguazu Falls to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Wanda Mines and then identify plant and animal life at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Iguazu National Park travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from San Pedro de Atacama to Iguazu National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Iguazu National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January, expect nights in Iguazu National Park to be much hotter, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Wanda Mines
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Wanda Mines ©
Wanda Mines

1
night
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, then hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de La Merced.

Plan trip to Santiago with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from San Martin de los Andes to Santiago by combination of bus and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

#Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)
Castillo Hidalgo ©
Castillo Hidalgo

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