12 days in Santiago, Mendoza & Buenos Aires Itinerary

12 days in Santiago, Mendoza & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

4
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.
Appreciate the collections at La Chascona and Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos. Step out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and Scuba & Snorkeling. Make the 19th (Sun) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and take some stellar pictures from Sky Costanera.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santiago route planning website.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

3
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Get some cultural insight at Wine Tours & Tastings and Bodega Roberto Bonfanti. Change things up with a short trip to Reserva Natural Villavicencio in Las Heras (about 52 minutes away). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience and get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza online vacation planner.

Getting from Santiago to Mendoza by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time is 1 hour. In January in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Reserva Natural Villavicencio
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Wine Tours & Tastings
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas

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.
Puerto Madero and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Cemiterio de Recoleta and La Boca are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, steep yourself in history at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, visit Recoleta, and make a trip to Plaza de Mayo.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mendoza, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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