12 days in Santiago, Mendoza & Buenos Aires Itinerary

12 days in Santiago, Mendoza & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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1
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
3
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like San Cristóbal Hill and Food Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Castillo Hidalgo. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Buin Zoo in Buin, about 40 minutes away. It doesn't end there: walk around Cerro Santa Lucia and make a trip to Teatro Municipal Las Condes.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Santiago online route maker.

Toronto, Canada to Santiago is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Tours Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Buin Zoo
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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Buin Zoo ©
Buin Zoo
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

2
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.
On the 20th (Fri), ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, thenlearn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Acuario Municipal de Mendoza. Keep things going the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, daytime highs in Mendoza are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Tours
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Acuario Municipal de Mendoza ©
Acuario Municipal de Mendoza
Wine Tours & Tastings

5
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.
Kids will enjoy Museo de La Plata and Temaiken Biopark. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Planetario Ciudad de La Plata. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan) and Delta El Tigre (in Tigre). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires tour itinerary website.

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 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 °F to lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

La Plata, Basilica de Lujan, Delta El Tigre, Temaiken Biopark
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Temaiken Biopark ©
Temaiken Biopark
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata

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