16 days in Argentina, Chile & Uruguaiana Itinerary

16 days in Argentina, Chile & Uruguaiana Itinerary

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16 days in Argentina, Chile & Uruguaiana Itinerary

Start: Joinville, Brazil
Drive:  14​h
1
Uruguaiana, Brazil
— 1 night
Drive:  13​h
2
Rio Cuarto, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
4
Vina del Mar, Chile
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Drive:  46​h 30​min
End: Joinville, Brazil


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night
Uruguaiana, Brazil

Uruguaiana
Uruguaiana is a municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uruguaiana online tour planner .

Joinville to Uruguaiana is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will leave for Rio Cuarto on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Uruguaiana

Museums
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Rio Cuarto, Argentina

Rio Cuarto
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio Cuarto online holiday planner .

Getting from Uruguaiana to Rio Cuarto by car takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Rio Cuarto can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 8th (Tue), you're off toMendoza.

Things to do in Rio Cuarto

Nightlife Museums Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): stroll around Parque General San Martin and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, learn about winemaking at Bodega Budeguer, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parque Provincial Aconcagua.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Rio Cuarto to Mendoza by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In December, daily temperatures in Mendoza can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Parks Nature
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Vina del Mar, Chile

Vina del Mar ©
A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Vina del Mar is known for beaches, casinos, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Nacional, try your luck at Vina del Mar Casino, and don't miss a visit to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores).

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Vina del Mar road trip site .

Getting from Mendoza to Vina del Mar by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mendoza in December: high temperatures in Vina del Mar hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Santiago.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Valparaiso
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Reñaca ©
Reñaca
La Sebastiana ©
La Sebastiana
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores) ©
Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores)

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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.
Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, examine the collection at La Chascona, take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Vina del Mar to Santiago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista