25 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

25 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 2 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Montt, Chile
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, then buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Hidalgo, and then stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Santiago day trip planning tool.

Cartagena, Colombia to Santiago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Vina del Mar.
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Vina del Mar, Chile — 2 nights

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Wulff Castle, then try your luck at Vina del Mar Casino, and then kick back and relax at Reñaca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Lapislázuli Faba Viña del Mar, see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, get into the urban bustle at Quinta Vergara, then don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and finally don't miss a visit to Costanera.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vina del Mar trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Santiago to Vina del Mar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Vina del Mar, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Valparaiso.
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Valparaiso, Chile — 1 night

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at Museo Maritimo Nacional and then stop by La Dulceria.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip planner.

Valparaiso is very close to Vina del Mar. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in July, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Puerto Montt.
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Puerto Montt, Chile — 1 night

Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
On the 19th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo.

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You can fly from Valparaiso to Puerto Montt in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in July, with highs in Puerto Montt at 50°F and lows at 38°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 3 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Playa Bonita. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Benroth Chocolates and Delicias de la Patagonia. There's much more to do: stroll through Circuito Chico, stop by Evo Sports, and pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip planner.

Getting from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Puerto Montt in July, expect San Carlos de Bariloche to be slightly colder, temps between 44°F and 28°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): cast your line with Estancia Cristina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): stop by Puerto de Frutos, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

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Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in July: highs in El Calafate hover around 35°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Buenos Aires.
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Buenos Aires, Argentina — 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de la Plata and Recoleta. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: Balneario Costa Bonita (in Necochea) and Peru Beach (in Acassuso). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, stop by Palermo Soho, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and shop like a local with Puerto Madero.

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You can fly from El Calafate to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from El Calafate in July, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be somewhat warmer, around 48°F, while days are much hotter, around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 2 nights

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Museo Portugues, then look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, then visit Barrio Historico, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ferrando. On the next day, visit Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Granja Colonia, and then look for gifts at Antik Objetos con Alma.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes 2 hours. July in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Punta del Este.
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Punta del Este, Uruguay — 4 nights

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Get some cultural insight at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Faro Cabo Santa Maria. Popular historic sites such as Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado and Iglesia Candelaria are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Punta del Este: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Playa de Punta del Diablo (in Rocha). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, explore the world behind art at Ralli Museum Punta del Este, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, and snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Punta del Este tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in July, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.
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Montevideo, Uruguay — 2 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally make a trip to Plaza Independencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, hunt for treasures at Mercado del Puerto, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cuchilla alta.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Montevideo day trip planner.

You can drive from Punta del Este to Montevideo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Montevideo when traveling from Punta del Este in August, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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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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Uruguay travel guide

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Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.
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