17 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly to Punta Arenas, Bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 3 nights
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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly to San Carlos de Bariloche, Bus to San Martin de los Andes
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile — 1 night

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Santiago is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Santiago is minus 8 hours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile — 3 nights

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.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to Los Glaciares National Park.
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A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Los Glaciares National Park trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a bus from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Los Glaciares National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Los Glaciares National Park. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in February since evenings lows in Los Glaciares National Park dip to 57°F. On the 7th (Mon), you're off to El Chalten.
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El Chalten, Argentina — 1 night

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.
For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Los Glaciares National Park to El Chalten takes 6 hours. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to El Calafate.
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El Calafate, Argentina — 2 nights

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.
To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the El Calafate online attractions planner.

Getting from El Chalten to El Calafate by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In February in El Calafate, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 57°F at night. You will leave for Ushuaia on the 10th (Thu).
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Ushuaia, Argentina — 2 nights

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.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ushuaia journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Ushuaia, with lows around 43°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to San Martin de los Andes.
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina — 2 nights

Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, hit the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies, then admire the sheer force of Cascada Vulignanco, and finally explore the activities along Lago Meliquina.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read San Martin de los Andes trip planning tool.

Getting from Ushuaia to San Martin de los Andes by combination of flight and bus takes about 15 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Villa La Angostura.
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina — 2 nights

A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for gifts at Benroth Chocolates and then stop by Estacion Patagonia - Anden de Compras. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cabalgatas del Tero, take a peaceful walk through Bosque Sumergido, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla Virgen Nina.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Villa La Angostura trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to Villa La Angostura takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in February, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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Side Trip
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.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Villa La Angostura to San Carlos de Bariloche in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 44°F at night. You will leave for Buenos Aires on the 17th (Thu).
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires road trip planning website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, you will find days in Buenos Aires are a bit warmer (81°F), and nights are warmer (69°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Chile travel guide

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Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.
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Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.
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