32 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

32 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 2 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
Subway to Limache, Bus to Mendoza
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile — 4 nights

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Interactivo Mirador, Iglesia de La Merced, San Francisco Church, and other attractions you added. Do some cultural sightseeing at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Castillo Hidalgo. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

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

Guatemala City, Guatemala to Santiago is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Guatemala City to Santiago due to the time zone difference. You will leave for San Pedro de Atacama on the 5th (Mon).
Historic Sites · Museums

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile — 3 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo del Meteorito, Quebrada del Diablo and Salar Andino Expediciones. Explore hidden gems such as Cornices Trail and Balloon Rides. Step out of San Pedro de Atacama with an excursion to Mall Plaza Calama in Calama--about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Mars Valley or Death Valley and look and learn at San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama day trip website.

You can fly from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in San Pedro de Atacama are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Vina del Mar.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Palacio Valle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Vina del Mar trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Vina del Mar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Vina del Mar: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valparaiso.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip

Valparaiso, Chile — 2 nights

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Museo Maritimo Nacional. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Museo Maritimo Nacional. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana and then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip planner.

Valparaiso is just a stone's throw from Vina del Mar. In December, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Mendoza.
Museums · Childrens Museums

Mendoza, Argentina — 4 nights

Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parque General San Martin, Cerro de la Gloria, Bodega Lagarde, and other attractions. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mendoza online vacation planner.

Fly from Valparaiso to Mendoza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of subway and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Valparaiso to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Valparaiso in December, with highs in Mendoza at 37°C and lows at 21°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Cordoba.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks

Cordoba, Argentina — 3 nights

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia y Convento Santa Catalina de Siena and Society of Jesus Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capilla Nuestra Senora del Rosario and Monasterio de Santa Teresa. There's still lots to do: engage your brain at Nuevo Museo de Ciencias Naturales.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cordoba driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Mendoza in December: highs in Cordoba hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 21°C. On the 20th (Tue), you're off to San Carlos de Bariloche.
Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Side Trip

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina — 2 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.
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Cordoba to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, with lows around 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for Buenos Aires.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Buenos Aires, Argentina — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, then don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio Barolo. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, visit Puerto Madero, then examine the collection at Buque Museo Fragata ARA Presidente Sarmiento, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip planner.

Getting from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can fly to Punta del Este.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Punta del Este, Uruguay — 2 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Playa Pinares. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Del Mar and Catedral de San Fernando de Maldonado. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Candelaria, kick back and relax at Playa el Emir, don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and indulge your senses at The Wine Experience.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Punta del Este route builder site.

Getting from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Buenos Aires, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Punta del Este, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trip

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay — 1 night

Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 28th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, then don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take a stroll through Plaza Mayor. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and then look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento sightseeing planner.

Getting from Punta del Este to Colonia del Sacramento by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Punta del Este in December, you will find days in Colonia del Sacramento are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 30th (Fri), grab your bike and head to Orange Bike, explore the world behind art at Palacio Taranco, then see the interesting displays at Museo Casa de Gobierno, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Montevideo. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Iglesia de las Carmelitas and then explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo vacation planner.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Montevideo sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 31st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

Argentina travel guide

4.3
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.

Uruguay travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
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.