12 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

12 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
2
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
3
El Calafate, Argentina
— 1 night
4
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
5
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 1 night
6
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights

2
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.
Santiago is known for shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, see the interesting displays at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and take in panoramic vistas at Sky Costanera.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online trip itinerary planner.

Chicago, USA to Santiago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Historical Museum,Municipality of Puerto Natales and then Head underground at Mylodon Cave Natural Monument.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Museums Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in El Calafate are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Calafate

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Lago Mascardi Viewpoint, thenexplore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, and then look for gifts at Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from El Calafate to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from El Calafate in November: highs in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Route of the Seven Lakes, thenget outside with Outdoor Activities, and then kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our San Martin de los Andes trip app.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors Beaches Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): walk around Parque General San Martin, thenlearn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza Independencia and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mendoza road trip website.

Traveling by flight from San Martin de los Andes to Mendoza takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in November, and nighttime lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin

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