49 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

49 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

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49 days in Argentina, Chile & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  17​h
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Cordoba, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
Tinogasta, Argentina
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Salta, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
Corrientes, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
Puerto Chacabuco, Chile
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Esquel, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Valdivia, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Pucon, Chile
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + shuttle:  7​h
Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Vicuna, Chile
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): take in the views from Puente de la Mujer, then wander the streets of San Telmo, then admire all the interesting features of Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera), and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online itinerary maker .

Toronto, Canada to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Buenos Aires is 2 hours. Traveling from Toronto in March, expect Buenos Aires to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

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San Telmo
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©
Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
Mar del Plata is known for historic sites, beaches, parks, museums, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Fuente de Aguas Danzantes, and admire the striking features of Torreon del Monje.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Mar del Plata travel route tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Mar del Plata. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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Playa Varese
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Punta Mogotes

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
On the 1st (Sun), admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, ponder the world of politics at The Pink House, then admire all the interesting features of Estadio Alberto J. Armando (La Bombonera), and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Recoleta and then take a stroll through Palermo.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Mar del Plata to Buenos Aires takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Mar del Plata in April since evenings lows in Buenos Aires dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

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Palermo
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
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Jardin Japones

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): cruise along Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, then see the interesting displays at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat, and then steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza San Martin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral, then look for gifts at Milveintiuno, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, and finally contemplate the long history of El Paseo Buen Pastor.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cordoba road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Cordoba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Salta.

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Camino de las Las 100 Curvas
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El Paseo Buen Pastor ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos

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Tinogasta, Argentina

Tinogasta ©
Tinogasta is a city in the west of the, on the right-hand shore of the Abaucán River, about 280 km from the provincial capital San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ruta de los Seismiles and then make a trip to Ruta del Adobe.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tinogasta tour builder website .

Getting from Cordoba to Tinogasta by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. On the 5th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Salta.
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Ruta del Adobe
Ruta de los Seismiles ©
Ruta de los Seismiles

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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 6th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, and finally make a trip to Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia San Francisco, then don't miss a visit to Plaza 9 de Julio, and then examine the collection at Salta Cabildo.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Salta online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Tinogasta to Salta by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Corrientes.

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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

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Corrientes, Argentina

Corrientes ©
With an interesting blend of modern and colonial buildings, Corrientes hosts one of the largest carnival events in Argentina.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Costanera de Corrientes, examine the collection at Museo de las Esculturas Urbanas del Mundo, then don't miss a visit to El Fogon de Los Arrieros, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Catedral de Resistencia. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Nuestra Senora De Itati, make a trip to Puente General Manuel Belgrano, then kick back and relax at Balneario Paso de la Patria, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de San Francisco Iglesia.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Corrientes trip builder tool .

Getting from Salta to Corrientes by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. Traveling from Salta in April, expect Corrientes to be somewhat warmer, temps between 32°C and 20°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Puerto Iguazu.

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Resistencia, Basilica Nuestra Senora De Itati
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Costanera de Corrientes ©
Costanera de Corrientes
Balneario Paso de la Patria ©
Balneario Paso de la Patria
Esteros de Ibera ©
Esteros de Ibera

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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
On the 11th (Wed), stop by Ocio, then see human ingenuity at work at Iguazu Falls, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Jardin de los Picaflores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): look for gifts at Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu and then don't miss a visit to Hito de Las Tres Fronteras Argentina.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Corrientes to Puerto Iguazu in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, daytime highs in Puerto Iguazu are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

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#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

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Iguazu Falls
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu ©
Duty Free Shop Puerto Iguazu
Hito Tres Fronteras ©
Hito Tres Fronteras

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires
To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Puerto Iguazu, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 18°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toMontevideo.

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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.
Montevideo is known for shopping, nightlife, museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Salvo.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Montevideo day trip planning app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the history at Plaza de Mayo and then take a stroll through Palermo.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires online road trip planner .

Fly from Montevideo to Buenos Aires in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ushuaia.

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Palermo
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

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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.
Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Beagle, look for gifts at La Ultima Bita, appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glacier Martial.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ushuaia planning tool .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In April, Ushuaia is cooler than Buenos Aires - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

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Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego ©
Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
Canal Beagle ©
Canal Beagle

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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.
On the 21st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserve and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate itinerary planner.

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. Traveling from Ushuaia in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Puerto Chacabuco.

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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino

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Puerto Chacabuco, Chile

Puerto Chacabuco
Perched on a fjord on Chile's Patagonian coast, the village of Puerto Chacabuco has become the most important port in the area.
On the 23rd (Mon), admire the sheer force of Cascada del Leon and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Aiken del Sur.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Chacabuco route planner .

Traveling by car from El Calafate to Puerto Chacabuco takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from El Calafate in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Puerto Chacabuco: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Esquel.

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#Parks, #Nature

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Cascada del Leon
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Esquel, Argentina

Esquel ©
Although Welsh immigrants arrived in this area in the mid-19th century, Esquel was officially founded in 1906, which makes it a relatively young city by world standards.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel, make a trip to Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu, and then get outside with La Hoya. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Museo Lituano - Villa Olgbrun, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Nacional Los Alerces, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Molino Nant Fach.

To find more things to do and tourist information, go to the Esquel trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Puerto Chacabuco to Esquel by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Puerto Chacabuco to Esquel is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Esquel when traveling from Puerto Chacabuco in April, with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

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Trevelin
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Parque Nacional Los Alerces ©
Parque Nacional Los Alerces
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Complejo Hidroelectrico Futaleufu

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Circuito Chico.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche attractions website .

Traveling by car from Esquel to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Valdivia.

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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

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Valdivia, Chile

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
On the 28th (Sat), make a trip to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia, contemplate the waterfront views at Bahia de Corral, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de la Universidad Austral de Chile. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien, then examine the collection at Museo Historico y Antropologico, then get engrossed in the history at Fuerte de Niebla, and finally head outdoors with Parque Saval.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Valdivia travel planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Valdivia by car takes about 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Valdivia when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in April, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Pucon.

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Fuerte de Niebla
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Bahia de Corral
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Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia

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Pucon, Chile

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
On the 30th (Mon), make a trip to Plaza de Armas de Pucon and then take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Maichin Turismo and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ojos del Caburga.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Pucon journey planner.

You can drive from Valdivia to Pucon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

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Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
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Ojos del Caburga
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Plaza de Armas de Pucon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get great views at Sky Costanera, then admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), then make a trip to Plaza de Armas, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at La Chascona and then don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Santiago road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Pucon to Santiago in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

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La Chascona
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Patio Bellavista

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): do a tasting at Andeluna Cellars and then learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at Winery La Abeja, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Murville, and then see human ingenuity at work at Los Reyunos Dam.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza route builder .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Mendoza takes 7 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Mendoza are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Valparaiso.

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San Rafael
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Bodega La Azul
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Los Reyunos Dam
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Winery La Abeja

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Cerro Concepcion, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Yugoslavo, and finally see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Mendoza to Valparaiso takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Valparaiso due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mendoza in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Valparaiso. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Vicuna.

Things to do in Valparaiso

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Reñaca
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Reñaca
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Cerro Concepcion
Walking tours

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Vicuna, Chile

Vicuna ©
Vicuna sits in a scenic spot, surrounded by mountains and cultivated fields.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Pisco de Elqui, then sample the fine beverages at Destileria Pisco Mistral, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Fundo Los Nichos. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Pisquera Aba Oficial and then look and learn at Mamalluca Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Valparaiso to Vicuna takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Vicuna are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Vicuna

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Pisco Elqui
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Destileria Pisco Mistral
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Planetario Natural Alfa Aldea
Iglesia de Pisco de Elqui ©
Iglesia de Pisco de Elqui

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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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte and then make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

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Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Vicuna to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Vicuna in May: highs in San Pedro de Atacama hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

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Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte ©
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Santiago, Chile

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Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, stroll through Cerro San Cristobal, and then make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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