30 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

30 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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30 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly + shuttle:  12​h
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
3
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
4
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
8
Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
10
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Curitiba, Brazil

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Termas Banos de Puritama. Step out of the city life by going to Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Piedras Rojas. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planner .

Curitiba, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Curitiba to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Curitiba in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Bodega Tierras Altas and Bodega Roberto Bonfanti. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa El Enemigo and Familia Zuccardi. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Maipu (Carinae Vinedos & Bodega & Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery, walk around Parque General San Martin, and ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mendoza itinerary planning website .

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Mendoza by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Mendoza is 1 hour. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June, plan for little chillier days in Mendoza, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Maipu
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile and San Cristóbal Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Vina Undurraga and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Change things up with a short trip to Concha y Toro in Pirque (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Santa Lucia Hill, steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Santiago trip planner.

Getting from Mendoza to Santiago by combination of flight and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Vina Undurraga, Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

2
nights
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno, take an in-depth tour of Museo Colonial Aleman, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas online travel route planner .

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Varas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Puerto Varas sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Volcan Osorno, Museo Colonial Aleman
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Museo Colonial Aleman ©
Museo Colonial Aleman

3
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche ©
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.
Get in touch with nature at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Step off the beaten path and head to Piedras Blancas and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. Take a break from San Carlos de Bariloche with a short trip to Rio Correntoso in Villa La Angostura, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Otto.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche online travel route planner .

Getting from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Puerto Varas in June, with highs in San Carlos de Bariloche at 9°C and lows at -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rio Correntoso
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
River Rafting & Tubing

2
nights
Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Glaciar Martial and Ushuaia Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Laguna Esmeralda. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Roca, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, and examine the collection at Museo del Fin del Mundo.

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You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ushuaia, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, don't miss a visit to Recoleta, and admire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Ushuaia in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Buenos Aires: highs are around 18°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
San Telmo ©
San Telmo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Rio de la Plata, wander the streets of Barrio Historico, then wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Puerta de la Ciudadela, don't miss a visit to La Calle de los Suspiros, make a trip to Galeria de los Suspiros, then explore the ancient world of Bastion de San Miguel, then visit a coastal fixture at Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally go for a walk through Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Colonia del Sacramento are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Puerta de la Ciudadela ©
Puerta de la Ciudadela
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento
Galeria de los Suspiros ©
Galeria de los Suspiros

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.
On the 26th (Wed), take a stroll through Pocitos, then examine the collection at 1972 Museum, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally make a trip to Plaza Independencia. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Rambla de Montevideo, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then learn about winemaking at Pizzorno Family Estates.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Montevideo holiday planning site .

Getting from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Montevideo sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Neighborhoods Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Pizzorno Family Estates
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Pizzorno Family Estates ©
Pizzorno Family Estates
1972 Museum ©
1972 Museum
Pocitos ©
Pocitos

3
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arboretum Lussich and Ralli Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo del Mar and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Punta del Este: Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio), Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's still lots to do: stroll through Playa Brava, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, kick back and relax at Playa Punta Ballena, and take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este trip planner.

You can take a bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Montevideo in June, Punta del Este is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Pan De Azucar, Playa de Jose Ignacio, Cerro San Antonio
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Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Arboretum Lussich ©
Arboretum Lussich

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