26 days in Uruguay, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

26 days in Uruguay, Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Punta del Diablo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
On the 2nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Playa el Emir, stroll through Playa Brava, and then learn about winemaking at Vina Eden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Mansa, then see the interesting displays at Museo Del Mar, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Mansa.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Punta del Este online trip itinerary maker.

Uberlandia, Brazil to Punta del Este is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Uberlandia, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Punta del Este, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Punta del Diablo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

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Playa el Emir ©
Playa el Emir
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo

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nights
Punta del Diablo, Uruguay

Punta del Diablo ©
Formerly a sleepy little fishing town, Punta del Diablo has become a popular seaside getaway with a wealth of attractions natural and manmade.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Achiras Beach, kick back and relax at Cerro Verde e Islas de la Coronilla, and then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Santa Teresa. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio and then take in the dramatic natural features at Medanos de la Barra de Valizas.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Diablo trip planner.

Getting from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Punta del Este to Punta del Diablo. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Diablo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Medanos de la Barra de Valizas ©
Medanos de la Barra de Valizas
Fortress of Santa Teresa ©
Fortress of Santa Teresa
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio ©
Lighthouse of Cabo Polonio

2
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Balneario Kiyu, then learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates, and then get engrossed in the history at Casa Quinta de Luis Alberto de Herrera. Keep things going the next day: ponder the world of politics at Estevez Palace, examine the collection at Museo Casa de Gobierno, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de las Carmelitas, and finally grab your bike and head to Orange Bike.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Montevideo online itinerary planner.

Getting from Punta del Diablo to Montevideo by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Diablo to Montevideo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Montevideo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Casa de Gobierno ©
Museo Casa de Gobierno

2
nights
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

Colonia del Sacramento ©
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
On the 8th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Granja Colonia, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then stop by Plaza Mayor, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally explore the ancient world of Convento de San Francisco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, then examine the collection at Museo de Azulejos, then contemplate the long history of Bastion de San Miguel, and finally take in the waterfront at Paseo de San Gabriel.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Colonia del Sacramento online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Montevideo to Colonia del Sacramento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to ride a ferry to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Rio de la Plata ©
Rio de la Plata

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica de Lujan and Villa Ocampo. Step out of the city life by going to Delta El Tigre and Parque 3 de Febrero. Get out of town with these interesting Buenos Aires side-trips: Peru Beach (in Acassuso), Catedral de San Isidro (in San Isidro) and Museo de La Plata (in La Plata). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, examine the collection at Centro Ana Frank, and visit Puerto Madero.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires day trip planning app.

Traveling by ferry from Colonia del Sacramento to Buenos Aires takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
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Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo

3
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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.
Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Renacer are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Vina Cobos and Bodega Norton. Step out of Mendoza to go to Maipu and see Bodega Santa Julia - Familia Zuccardi, which is approximately 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodega Carmelo Patti and contemplate the long history of Antigua Bodega Giol.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mendoza trip maker site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Buenos Aires in October: highs in Mendoza hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bodega Carmelo Patti ©
Bodega Carmelo Patti
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Renacer ©
Bodega Renacer

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Interactivo Mirador and Museo Historico Nacional. Your inner history buff will appreciate Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Castillo Hidalgo. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Vina Undurraga (in Talagante) and Vina Santa Rita (in Buin). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina, examine the collection at La Chascona, wander the streets of Barrio Italia, and take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Santa Carolina ©
Vina Santa Carolina

2
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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 19th (Sat), do a tasting at Bodegas RE, learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo Nacional, then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Gervasoni, and finally examine the collection at La Sebastiana. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Kingston Family Vineyards, explore the world behind art at Palacio Baburizza, then get to know the fascinating history of Paseo Yugoslavo, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Mirador Lukas.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparaiso travel route planner.

You can drive from Santiago to Valparaiso in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Valparaiso can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Museo Maritimo Nacional ©
Museo Maritimo Nacional
Palacio Baburizza ©
Palacio Baburizza
Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Meteorito and ALMA Observatory. Visit Pukara de Quitor and Cementerio de Toconao for their historical value. There's lots more to do: get impressive views of Lascar, head outdoors with White And Green International Travel - Day Tour, explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama route planner.

You can fly from Valparaiso to San Pedro de Atacama in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Valparaiso in October, you will find days in San Pedro de Atacama are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Lascar ©
Lascar
Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris

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