13 days in Argentina, Puerto Varas & Santiago Itinerary

13 days in Argentina, Puerto Varas & Santiago Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
+2
Bus + Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  2 h
5
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  8 h
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta, and finally wander the streets of Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, take a stroll through Puerto Madero, then take in the exciting artwork at Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires tour planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Belo Horizonte in November, with highs in Buenos Aires at 28°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

1
night
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and then examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a San Carlos de Bariloche trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in San Carlos de Bariloche are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are much colder (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

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nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Osorno and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Puerto Varas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November since evenings lows in Puerto Varas dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Volcan Osorno
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Cerro Santa Lucia, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Puerto Varas to Santiago by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 20th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino

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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.
Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Ruca Malen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega La Azul, stroll around Parque General San Martin, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, and examine the collection at Bodega La Rural.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Mendoza road trip app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Mendoza is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trips

Bodega La Rural, Bodegas Salentein, Casa El Enemigo
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience

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