12 days in Uruguay, Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

12 days in Uruguay, Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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12 days in Uruguay, Chile & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Mexico City, Mexico
Fly:  13​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Valparaiso, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h
End: Mexico City, Mexico


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3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes and Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires. Head to Puerto Madero and Recoletafor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa, don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take a stroll through La Boca.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planner .

Mexico City, Mexico to Buenos Aires is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. October in Buenos Aires sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
La Boca
La Boca

1
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.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Santa Ana, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Mayor, then wander the streets of Barrio Historico, and finally enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento by ferry takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In October in Colonia del Sacramento, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

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
night
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), wander the streets of Pocitos, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and then make a trip to Plaza Independencia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°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.
On the 28th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Region IX Ltd, take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, and then browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): do a tasting at Concha y Toro, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and then see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Santiago road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Santiago takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Uruguay Time (UYT) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

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

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), stroll through Laguna Verde, then enjoy the sand and surf at Reñaca, and then kick back and relax at Rocas de Santo Domingo. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Playa de Zapallar, enjoy the sand and surf at La Rambla, and then see the interesting displays at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Valparaiso trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by bus from Santiago to Valparaiso takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

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