21 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

21 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— Few hours
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 3 nights

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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.
Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Parque 3 de Febrero. Do your shopping at Recoleta and Palermo. There's much more to do: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, take an in-depth tour of El Zanjon de Granados, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Planalto, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 15.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5

2
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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.
On the 24th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Plaza Espana, learn about winemaking at Casa El Enemigo, learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, learn about winemaking at Bodega Cruzat. Bubbles Experience, then do a tasting at Bodega Matervini, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Renacer.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in January, expect nights in Mendoza to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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4
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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get some cultural insight at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino and Capilla Medalla Milagrosa Virgen De Los Rayos. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Region IX Ltd (in Villarrica). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), browse the different shops at Costanera Center, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Santiago trip planning tool.

You can fly from Mendoza to Santiago in 4.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Must see
La Chascona
4.6
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Winery / Vineyard
Concha y Toro
3.6

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Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©

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 29th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Miel de Oveja.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Valparaiso trip builder website.

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

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Art Gallery
Miel de Oveja
5.0

3
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
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.
On the 30th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, engage your brain at Museo del Meteorito, witness a stunning natural landmark at Geyser del Tatio, then look and learn at San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally examine the collection at Father Le Paige Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Laguna de Piedras, then look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, then admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Pedro de Atacama, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in January, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Must see
Salar de Tara
4.8
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Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
4.7
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Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
4.6

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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica and Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus. Paseo del Buen Pastor and Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Capilla del Monte (Iglesia de San Antonio de Padua, Los Terrones, &more) and Villa Carlos Paz (Estacion la Quinta, San Roque Lake, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos, buy something for everyone on your list at Patio Olmos, head outdoors with El Camino del Cuadrado, and examine the collection at Colegio Nacional de Monserrat.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Cordoba by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Cordoba. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, expect warmer with lows of 26°C in Cordoba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Cordoba

Side Trips

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Marina
San Roque Lake
4.1
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Historic Site
Paseo del Buen Pastor
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Vina del Mar, Chile

Vina del Mar ©

Garden City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Avenida Peru, explore the historical opulence of Wulff Castle, then try to win big at Vina del Mar Casino, and finally examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Reñaca, take in the dramatic natural features at Concon Dunes, then identify plant and animal life at Posada del Parque, and finally make a trip to Costanera.

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You can fly from Cordoba to Vina del Mar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Traveling from Cordoba in February, Vina del Mar is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Must see
Reñaca
4.3
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Wildlife Area
Posada del Parque
4.5

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