13 days in Argentina, Puerto Varas & Santiago Itinerary

13 days in Argentina, Puerto Varas & Santiago Itinerary

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13 days in Argentina, Puerto Varas & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
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), admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, then make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, and finally take a stroll through Recoleta. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, then take in the exciting artwork at Karina Chavin Espacio De Arte, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires sightseeing planner .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Belo Horizonte in November, things will get a bit cooler in Buenos Aires: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes ©
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

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): trek along Circuito Chico, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and then examine the collection at Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche day trip app .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in November, plan for a bit cooler days in San Carlos de Bariloche, with highs around 21°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Trails Nature
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Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi

2
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.
On the 17th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos.

To see photos and more tourist information, go to the Puerto Varas trip builder site .

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time to Chile Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Puerto Varas, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can 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): wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then examine the collection at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Santiago holiday app .

You can fly from Puerto Varas to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Nature Parks
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino ©

5
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience. Venture out of the city with trips to Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu) and Bodegas Salentein (in Los Arboles). Dedicate the 22nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, see the interesting displays at Bodega La Rural, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Mendoza due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for 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 Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

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