18 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

18 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

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18 days in Argentina & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Uruguaiana, Brazil
bus:  11​h
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Las Lenas, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Uruguaiana, Brazil

5
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 Recoleta Cemetery, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, shop like a local with Palermo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires road trip planner .

Uruguaiana, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. When traveling from Uruguaiana in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mendoza: Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Casa El Enemigo (in Maipu). Dedicate the 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 10th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: stroll around Parque General San Martin, learn about winemaking at Miguel Mini Bodega y Vinedos, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mendoza online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mendoza when traveling from Buenos Aires in July, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Las Lenas.

Things to do in Mendoza

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Side Trips

Valle de Uco, Casa El Enemigo
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Parque General San Martin ©
Parque General San Martin
Wine Tours & Tastings

2
nights
Las Lenas, Argentina

Las Lenas ©
On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Lenas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valle Hermoso.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Las Lenas trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mendoza to Las Lenas in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Las Lenas

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Las Lenas ©
Las Lenas
Valle Hermoso ©
Valle Hermoso

4
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 museums, shopping, parks, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Santiago journey website .

Traveling by car from Las Lenas to Santiago takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Chile Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Winter Sports

Side Trip

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

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