60 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

60 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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60 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: Porto Alegre, Brazil
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 5 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
5
El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
Coyhaique, Chile
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  9​h
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  12​h
9
Hanga Roa, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 15​min
11
Cordoba, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 4 nights
+3
bus + taxi + Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
14
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Porto Alegre, Brazil


6
nights
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 Plaza de Mayo and La Boca are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Parque 3 de Febrero and San Telmo. Step out of Buenos Aires to go to La Plata and see Catedral de la Plata, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, wander the streets of Palermo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Metropolitana, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner .

Porto Alegre, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Porto Alegre in September, plan for slightly colder days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Catedral de la Plata
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Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

5
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Step out of the city life by going to Punta Tombo National Reserve and Punta Tombo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio and The Town of Gaiman. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Ecocentro, kick back and relax at Playa La Cantera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Doradillo.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Punta Tombo National Reserve, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio
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Punta Tombo National Reserve ©
Punta Tombo National Reserve
Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio ©
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares and Pasarelas Perito Moreno. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, look for all kinds of wild species at Laguna Nimez Reserve, grab your bike and head to Gooshe Aike, and take in the dramatic natural features at Upsala Glacier.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Puerto Madryn to El Calafate in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) 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
Upsala Glacier ©
Upsala Glacier

2
nights
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 17th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Perito Moreno Glacier. On your second day here, trek along Laguna de los Tres.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to El Chalten.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Perito Moreno Glacier ©
Perito Moreno Glacier
Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cerro Fitz Roy and Sendero Loma del Pliegue Tumbado. Make the 21st (Fri) an awe-inspiring day at Lago del Desierto. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Torre, stroll through Miradores Los Condores y Las Aguilas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro Torre, and stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a El Chalten trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cerro Torre, Lago del Desierto
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Cerro Fitz Roy ©
Cerro Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Laguna Capri ©
Laguna Capri

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Cerro Otto. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis, look for gifts at Evo Sports, get outside with Velero Bariloche, and take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

1
night
Coyhaique, Chile

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coyhaique trip planner .

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Coyhaique takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Coyhaique. In September, daily temperatures in Coyhaique can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Salar de Tara and Piedras Rojas. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Coyhaique to San Pedro de Atacama in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Coyhaique, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in San Pedro de Atacama, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Hanga Roa.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle de la Luna - Valle de la Muerte ©
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

4
nights
Hanga Roa, Chile

Hanga Roa ©
The main town and capital of Chile's Easter Island, Hanga Roa serves as a base for most visitors to the island, with all explorations of Easter Island and its famous moai monoliths beginning here.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rano Raraku and Orongo. Visit Ahu Tongariki and Ahu Vinapu for their historical value. Spend the 6th (Sat) exploring nature at Rapa Nui National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Anakena Beach, steep yourself in history at Ahu Tahai, delve into the distant past at Ahu Vaihu, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Pea.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Hanga Roa online road trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa takes 12 hours. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Hanga Roa, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in October, plan for slightly colder days and much warmer nights in Hanga Roa: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Hanga Roa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Easter Island
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Rano Raraku ©
Rano Raraku
Ahu Tongariki ©
Ahu Tongariki
Rapa Nui National Park ©
Rapa Nui National Park

5
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.
Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Barrio Bellavista are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia de La Merced and Castillo Hidalgo. Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Portillo to see Ski Portillo about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at La Chascona, take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, make a trip to Patio Bellavista, and stroll through San Cristóbal Hill.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Santiago online holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Hanga Roa to Santiago takes 7.5 hours. Traveling from Hanga Roa to Santiago, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Ski Portillo ©
Ski Portillo

5
nights
Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©
History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and La Paz. Popular historic sites such as El Paseo Buen Pastor and Iglesia de Los Capuchinos are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Hotel (in La Falda) and Parque Nacional Quebrada del Condorito (in Villa Carlos Paz). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Museo Historico Provincial Marques de Sobre Monte and get outside with El Camino del Cuadrado.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time to Argentine Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Quebrada del Rio Condorito (Condorito River's Gorge), Eden Hotel, Parque Nacional Quebrada del Condorito
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Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor ©
El Paseo Buen Pastor

3
nights
Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Get some historical perspective at Iglesia San Francisco and Cathedral of Salta. Step out of the city life by going to Cerro San Bernardo and Dique Cabra Corral. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, steep yourself in history at San Bernardo Convent, and admire the landmark architecture of Centro Cultural America.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Salta road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Cordoba to Salta takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cordoba in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Salta: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Iglesia San Francisco ©
Iglesia San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

4
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 Quebrada de Humahuaca and Basilica de San Francisco y Museo de Arte Sacro. Get in touch with nature at The Hill of Seven Colors and Paseo de los Colorados. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pucara de Tilcara, make a trip to Algarrobo Historico, look for all kinds of wild species at Cerro Morado, and explore the activities along Parque Provincial Potrero de Yala.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Province of Jujuy trip maker tool .

You can take a bus from Salta to Province of Jujuy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Province of Jujuy when traveling from Salta in October, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Quebrada de Humahuaca ©
Quebrada de Humahuaca
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors
Pucara de Tilcara ©
Pucara de Tilcara

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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.
Visiting Salto Bernabe Mendez and Parque Nacional Iguazu will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls and look for all kinds of wild species at Guiraoga.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Iguazu National Park trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Province of Jujuy to Iguazu National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Iguazu National Park can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Puerto Iguazu
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Cataratas del Iguazu ©
Cataratas del Iguazu
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Parque Nacional Iguazu ©
Parque Nacional Iguazu

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