15 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

15 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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15 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  12​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h
2
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  2​h
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
5
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

1
night
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
On the 6th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote and then identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Father Le Paige Museum, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and finally explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama attractions planning website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sao Paulo to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect much colder with lows of 0°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara

3
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Dedicate the 8th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Patio Bellavista, stroll around Comunidad Ecologica de Penalolen, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and stop by Galeria Lastarria.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Santiago tour builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Shopping Wineries
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Parque General San Martin, do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, then do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Renacer.

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Santiago to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Mendoza are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Parks
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Go for a jaunt from Buenos Aires to Martinez to see La Boutique Del Libro about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Recoleta Cemetery, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japones, and get to know the fascinating history of San Telmo.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires day trip planning app .

You can fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Buenos Aires when traveling from Mendoza in August, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Montevideo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Casinos

Side Trip

La Boutique Del Libro
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Recoleta Cemetery ©
Recoleta Cemetery
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Casa Rosada ©
Casa Rosada

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): examine the collection at Fundacion Mario Benedetti, see the interesting displays at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, then look and learn at Planetario de Montevideo, then learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Museo de la Memoria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan Manuel Blanes, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, then take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, then don't miss a visit to Montevideo Sign, and finally wander the streets of Pocitos.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Montevideo tour planner .

Traveling by ferry from Buenos Aires to Montevideo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Buenos Aires in August since evenings lows in Montevideo dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Wineries Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Rambla de Montevideo ©
Rambla de Montevideo
Plaza Independencia ©
Plaza Independencia
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

2
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, make a trip to Puerto de Punta del Este, admire the masterpieces at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, and finally don't miss a visit to Fundacion Pablo Atchugarry. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla San Rafael, then kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and finally step off the mainland to explore Isla de Lobos.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Punta del Este holiday builder website .

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Maldonado
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Isla de Lobos ©
Isla de Lobos
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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