16 days in Argentina, United Arab Emirates & Santiago Itinerary

16 days in Argentina, United Arab Emirates & Santiago Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 5 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
2
Tigre, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Salta, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2 h
5
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Wild Wadi Waterpark and Jumeirah Public Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Al Fahidi Fort. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, play a few rounds at The Emirates Golf Club, and cruise along Sheikh Zayed Road.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Dubai trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Dubai International Airport, Sharjah International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Tigre.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors Theme Parks Tours

Side Trip

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Safaris
Wild Wadi Waterpark ©
Wild Wadi Waterpark

1
night
Tigre, Argentina

Tigre ©
Teeming with weekend visitors and day-trippers from the national capital, Tigre and its lush nature offer a range of opportunities for exploring the great outdoors.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museos & Cripta Basilica Nuestra Senora De Lujan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Lujan, and then get to know the resident critters at Temaiken Biopark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo Ciudad San Fernando de Buena Vista, then explore the activities along Delta El Tigre, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de arte Tigre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tigre holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Tigre takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dubai to Tigre, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in October: high temperatures in Tigre hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Tigre

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Lujan, Museo Ciudad San Fernando de Buena Vista, Temaiken Biopark
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Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Museo de arte Tigre ©
Museo de arte Tigre
Temaiken Biopark ©
Temaiken Biopark

1
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Salta, Argentina

Salta ©
Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
On the 31st (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cerro San Bernardo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Salta, then get a new perspective on nature at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Salta trip builder site.

You can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight from Tigre to Salta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tigre in October: highs in Salta hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Salta

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cerro San Bernardo ©
Cerro San Bernardo
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco
Cathedral of Salta ©
Cathedral of Salta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, and then get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Catena Zapata, learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, and then do a tasting at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mendoza day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Salta to Mendoza takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Mendoza are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Museums
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Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience ©
Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Concha y Toro and Casa de Isla Negra. Let the collections at La Chascona and La Sebastiana capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, admire all the interesting features of San Cristóbal Hill, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Lazaro.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Santiago trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, La Sebastiana, Casa de Isla Negra
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La Chascona ©
La Chascona
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

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