35 days in State of Santa Catarina, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

35 days in State of Santa Catarina, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Florianopolis, Brazil
— 5 nights
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Penha, Brazil
— 2 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights

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Florianopolis, Brazil

Florianopolis ©

Magic Island

Divided between island and mainland, the distinctive city of Florianopolis charms visitors on first arrival with its impressive skyline.
Florianopolis is known for beaches, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Praia Mole, kick back and relax at Matadeiro Beach, head off the coast to Campeche island, and visit Santo Antonio de Lisboa.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Florianopolis route planning tool.

London, UK to Florianopolis is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from London to Florianopolis. In January, Florianopolis is much warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Penha.

Things to do in Florianopolis

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Praia Mole ©
Praia Mole
Jurere Beach ©
Jurere Beach
Joaquina Beach ©
Joaquina Beach

2
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Penha, Brazil

Penha ©

National Seafood Capital

A trip to Penha usually starts at the town's major point of interest: one of the largest theme parks in Latin America.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get in on the family fun at Beto Carrero World. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Molhe - Barra Sul and then kick back and relax at Praia das Laranjeiras.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Penha tour planner.

You can drive from Florianopolis to Penha in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Penha

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Beto Carrero World ©
Beto Carrero World
Praia das Laranjeiras ©
Praia das Laranjeiras

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Gran Aventura, then head off the coast to Isla San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iguazu National Park vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Penha to Iguazu National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Penha in February since evenings lows in Iguazu National Park dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Isla San Martin ©
Isla San Martin

4
nights
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a sense of history and politics at Casa Rosada, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires attractions site.

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Iguazu National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

2
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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©

End of the World

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tierra del Fuego National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, see the interesting displays at Museo del Fin del Mundo, then explore the activities along Canal Beagle, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Ushuaia Bay.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ushuaia road trip tool.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in February; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Tierra del Fuego National Park ©
Tierra del Fuego National Park
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia ©
Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia

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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.
El Calafate is known for nature, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Estancia Cristina, get outside with Enjoy!, see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center, and explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our El Calafate vacation planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to El Calafate by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in February, El Calafate is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to El Chalten.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

3
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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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri, get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our El Chalten travel route planner.

Traveling by car from El Calafate to El Chalten takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 15:
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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, get great views at Mirador Bahia Lopez, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary app.

Getting from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 15 — 18:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), learn about winemaking at RJ Vinedos, learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, then do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and finally stroll around Parque General San Martin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February: highs in Mendoza hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Parks
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, get engrossed in the history at Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, and stop by Patio Bellavista.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Santiago using our trip planner.

You can fly from Mendoza to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia

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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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, see the sky in a new way at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama tour planning tool.

Fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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On Safari Atacama ©
On Safari Atacama
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

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