23 days in Chile, Argentina & Cabo Polonio Itinerary

23 days in Chile, Argentina & Cabo Polonio Itinerary

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1
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
2
Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
3
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
4
Ancud, Chile
— 1 night
5
Castro, Chile
— 3 nights
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
7
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
8
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 1 night
9
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay
— 1 night
10
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights

3
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Step off the beaten path and head to Vina Haras de Pirque and Castillo Hidalgo. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vitacura, learn about winemaking at Vina Aquitania, take in panoramic vistas at Grand Santiago Tower, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago day trip website.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Wineries Outdoors

Side Trip

Vina Haras de Pirque
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Climbing Tours
Vina Haras de Pirque ©
Vina Haras de Pirque
Vina Santa Carolina ©
Vina Santa Carolina

1
night
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Museo Mirador Lukas and then examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso trip planner.

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Valparaiso are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Neighborhoods Museums
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Cerro Alegre ©
Cerro Alegre
Museo Mirador Lukas ©
Museo Mirador Lukas
Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso ©
Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Yerbas Buenas Petroglyphs and then get impressive views of Lascar.

Planning San Pedro de Atacama trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in December, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be a bit cooler, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ancud.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Tours Nature
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Walking tours
Lascar ©
Lascar

1
night
Ancud, Chile

A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fuerte Ahui and then kick back and relax at Playa Lechagua. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Parque Aventura Chaiguen and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ancud vacation builder app.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Ancud in 10.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ancud: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Castro.

Things to do in Ancud

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Aventura Chaiguen
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Castro, Chile

Castro ©
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the activities along Lago Huillinco, examine the collection at Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Santuario de Aves de Caulin, thenexamine the collection at Museo Municipal de Castro, and finally look for gifts at Aylla Chiloe. On your second day here, delve into the lush surroundings at Bosquepiedra and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional De Chiloe.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Castro tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ancud to Castro in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Castro

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Isla Chiloe, Chonchi, Museo Historico Etnografico
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Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria ©
Museo del acordeon Sergio Colivoro Barria
Biblioteca Publica de Castro ©
Biblioteca Publica de Castro
Aylla Chiloe ©
Aylla Chiloe

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see what you can catch with a fishing tour, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, thentrek along Refugio Frey, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Castro to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Castro, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in San Carlos de Bariloche, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Playa Bonita ©
Playa Bonita
Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey

2
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Ushuaia, Argentina

Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Acatushun Museum, head off the coast to Isla Martillo, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Larga.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ushuaia attractions planning website.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in December: highs in Ushuaia hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga
Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve ©
Cerro Alarken Nature Reserve

1
night
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat and then stroll through Costas de Patagonia.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Puerto Madryn journey planning tool.

Fly from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cabo Polonio.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat ©
Centro Nacional Patagonico -- CeNPat
Costas de Patagonia ©
Costas de Patagonia

1
night
Cabo Polonio, Uruguay

Cabo Polonio ©
The isolated hamlet of Cabo Polonio, part of Uruguay's remote Rocha province, offers a different take on a South American beach holiday.
On the 25th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, thenkick back and relax at Balneario Punta Rubia, thenkick back and relax at Playa Los Botes, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional de Cabo Polonio.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cabo Polonio trip itinerary builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Puerto Madryn to Cabo Polonio. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Amazon Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Cabo Polonio

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Medanos de la Barra de Valizas, Balneario Punta Rubia, Playa Los Botes
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Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
Playa Los Botes ©
Playa Los Botes
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palermo Chico and Playa Municipal. Visit Palo Blanco and Playa Bagliardi for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Peru Beach (in Acassuso) and Reserva Natural Urbana (in Castelar). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma, look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina, and admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Espanol Enrique Larreta.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cabo Polonio to Buenos Aires with the Route module. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cabo Polonio to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. In December in Buenos Aires, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Berisso, Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina, Peru Beach, Reserva Natural Urbana
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Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina ©
Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina
Palermo Chico ©
Palermo Chico
Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma ©
Espacio Memoria y Derechos Humanos ex Esma

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