12 days in Uruguay, Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

12 days in Uruguay, Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
4
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
5
Valparaiso, Chile
— 3 nights


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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 some cultural sightseeing at Puerto Madero and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. Let the collections at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and get to know the fascinating history of La Boca.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip builder app.

Mexico City, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

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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night
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Santa Ana, take a stroll through Plaza Mayor, thentake a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trip

Playa Santa Ana
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse ©
Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse
Playa Santa Ana ©
Playa Santa Ana

1
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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.
On the 27th (Sun), visit Pocitos, thenwander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and then make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Montevideo trip app.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods
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Ciudad Vieja ©
Ciudad Vieja
Pocitos ©
Pocitos
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Region IX Ltd, take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Concha y Toro, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then examine the collection at La Chascona.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Santiago takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montevideo to Santiago. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Region IX Ltd
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

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nights
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Laguna Verde, thenstroll through Reñaca, and then kick back and relax at Rocas de Santo Domingo. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Zapallar, thenstroll through La Rambla, and then examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Valparaiso travel route planner.

Drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Valparaiso are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Vina del Mar, Zapallar, Laguna Verde, Rocas de Santo Domingo
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Playa de Zapallar ©
Playa de Zapallar

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