12 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Montevideo Itinerary

12 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Montevideo Itinerary

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12 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Montevideo Itinerary

Start: Vitoria, Brazil
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Vitoria, Brazil

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at La Chascona, then take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, then admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and finally browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

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Vitoria, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

4
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.
Do your shopping at Puerto Madero and Palermo. Let the collections at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires and Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar capture your imagination. The adventure continues: wander the streets of San Telmo, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the engaging exhibits at Museo de los Ninos, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires day trip planning site .

Fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 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 July, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Palermo ©
Palermo

4
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Visit Playa Solanas and Playa Punta Colorada for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, take a leisurely stroll along Rambla de Montevideo, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo day trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Punta Colorada
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Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja

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