17 days in Buenos Aires, San Jose de Maipo & Santiago Itinerary

17 days in Buenos Aires, San Jose de Maipo & Santiago Itinerary

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17 days in Buenos Aires, San Jose de Maipo & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  5​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 9 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
San Jose de Maipo, Chile
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

9
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, museums, parks, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take a stroll through Palermo, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires tour itinerary maker .

Curitiba, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Curitiba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to San Jose de Maipo.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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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 Jose de Maipo, Chile

San Jose de Maipo ©
Long an oasis for residents of Santiago in need of some fresh air, San Jose de Maipo draws visitors from all four corners of the world.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Observatorio Pailalen, then admire the engineering at El Yeso Dam, and then make a trip to Plaza de Armas in San José de Maipo. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Vina El Principal, then learn about winemaking at Alyan the Wine Experience, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose de Maipo trip itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Buenos Aires to San Jose de Maipo in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to San Jose de Maipo. Traveling from Buenos Aires in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in San Jose de Maipo, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Santiago.

Things to do in San Jose de Maipo

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Pirque
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El Yeso Dam ©
El Yeso Dam
River Rafting & Tubing
Vina El Principal ©
Vina El Principal

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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.
Santiago is known for shopping, museums, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from San Jose de Maipo to Santiago takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and subway; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trip

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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