19 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

19 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 1 night
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
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Shuttle to Santiago, Fly to Antofagasta, Bus to San Pedro de Atacama
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina

— 2 nights

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
On the 4th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Paseo del Buen Pastor, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, then steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, and finally examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes, then admire the landmark architecture of Legislatura De La Provincia de Cordoba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba, and finally make a trip to Plaza San Martin.

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Buenos Aires to Cordoba is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in March, plan for slightly colder days in Cordoba, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Cordoba, Argentina

— 2 nights

The Learned One

On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo Del Che Guevara, take a memorable drive along Camino de las Las 100 Curvas, and then get in on the family fun at Complejo Aerosilla Carlos Paz. Keep things going the next day: get outside with El Camino del Cuadrado, then don't miss a visit to Camino de las Altas Cumbres, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio Ferreyra.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba online vacation builder.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Cordoba

Outdoors · Museums · Scenic Drive · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Mendoza, Argentina

— 1 night
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Parque General San Martin, ponder the design of Fuente de los Continentes, then do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza trip planner.

Fly from Cordoba to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 9:

Santiago, Chile

— 6 nights

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Cajon del Maipo has been added to your itinerary. Step out of Santiago to go to Pirque and see Concha y Toro, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at La Chascona, take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, admire the masterpieces at Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, and hunt for treasures at Central Market (Mercado Central).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip app.

Traveling by bus from Mendoza to Santiago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 9 — 15:

Valparaiso, Chile

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and then see the interesting displays at La Sebastiana.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 3 nights
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.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama travel route app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in March, San Pedro de Atacama is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, Argentina

— 2 nights
Surrounded by impressive mountains, San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca sits in a scenic valley, on the banks of the Del Valle river.
Change things up with a short trip to El Rodeo in El Rodeo (about 52 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get great views at Oasi di Antofalla, see the interesting displays at Museo de la Virgen del Valle, make a trip to Gruta de la Virgen del Valle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Valle.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from San Pedro de Atacama to San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is 1 hour. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in March, expect nights in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca to be much hotter, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Chile travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Province of Catamarca travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Churches · Hot Springs