30 days in Montevideo, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

30 days in Montevideo, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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30 days in Montevideo, Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + shuttle:  4​h 15​min
8
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 30​min
9
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
10
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
11
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: New York City, United States

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): wander the streets of Pocitos, kick back and relax at Playa Pocitos, then admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral Matriz. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, then grab your bike and head to Orange Bike, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip planner .

New York City, USA to Montevideo is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from New York City to Montevideo, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in August, with highs in Montevideo at 63°F and lows at 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Montevideo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Playa Pocitos ©
Playa Pocitos
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Palacio Taranco ©
Palacio Taranco

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Get some cultural insight at Parque 3 de Febrero and Puerto Madero. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo, make a trip to Plaza de Mayo, stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and wander the streets of Palermo Soho.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. August in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Salta.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Museums
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
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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 22nd (Wed), contemplate the long history of San Bernardo Convent, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, make a trip to Plaza Anfiteatro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then make a trip to Plaza 9 de Julio, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural America. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, make a trip to Calle Balcarce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then see the interesting displays at Salta Cabildo, and finally make a trip to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Salta tour planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Salta in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, expect nights in Salta to be little chillier, around 41°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

3
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. Get some cultural insight at Pucara de Tilcara and Museo Ledesma. Escape the urban bustle at The Hill of Seven Colors and Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de San Salvador de Jujuy, don't miss a visit to Casa de Gobierno de Jujuy, examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico Provincial, and explore the activities along Dique La Cienaga.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Province of Jujuy trip itinerary planning site .

Take a bus from Salta to Province of Jujuy in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Province of Jujuy when traveling from Salta in August, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

#Parks, #Nature, #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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): do a tasting at Winery La Abeja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): examine the collection at Laberinto de Borges, examine the collection at Museo Ferroviario, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral San Rafael Arcangel, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Valentin Bianchi.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mendoza tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Province of Jujuy to Mendoza takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Province of Jujuy in August; daily highs in Mendoza reach 66°F and lows reach 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Mendoza

#Wineries, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

San Rafael
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Bodega La Azul ©
Bodega La Azul
Winery La Abeja ©
Winery La Abeja
Laberinto de Borges ©
Laberinto de Borges

1
night
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): kick back and relax at Balneario Playas de Oro, browse the exhibits of Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally steep yourself in history at El Paseo Buen Pastor. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Monasterio de Santa Teresa and then cruise along Camino de las Las 100 Curvas.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cordoba tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mendoza to Cordoba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in August: highs in Cordoba hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Cordoba

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Villa Carlos Paz, Monasterio de Santa Teresa
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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

3
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.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Merced, then stroll through Ushuaia Bay, then kick back and relax at Playa Larga, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ushuaia visit planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Ushuaia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 41°F to lows of 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Los Glaciares National Park.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Spegazzini and then explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Perito Moreno Glacier.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Los Glaciares National Park trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Ushuaia to Los Glaciares National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Los Glaciares National Park when traveling from Ushuaia in September, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough 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

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cerro Fitz Roy and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto El Chorrillo, explore the activities along Laguna Capri, and admire all the interesting features of Road to El Chalten.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planning app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Catedral de San Carlos de Bariloche and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Get in touch with nature at Catedral Alta Patagonis and Cerro Otto. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, browse the different shops at Galeria del Sol, and ride a horse along Arelauquen Golf & Country Club.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to 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
Cerro Otto ©
Cerro Otto

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, then stroll through Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, then take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and finally examine the collection at La Chascona. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Santiago sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Santiago takes 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. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Santiago

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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