30 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

30 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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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:  2 h
3
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
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
Ferry:  1 h
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.
Get in touch with nature at Salar de Tara and Piedras Rojas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito, and make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the San Pedro de Atacama tour itinerary planner.

Curitiba, Brazil to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 13.5- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Chile Standard Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Curitiba in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in San Pedro de Atacama. Finish up 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 discover tucked-away gems like Pulenta Estate Winery and Bodega Tierras Altas. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bodega Chandon and Bodega Roberto Bonfanti. Change things up with these side-trips from Mendoza: Maipu (Bodega CarinaE, Casa El Enemigo, &more). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Catena Zapata, ride a horse along Los Pingos Horse Riding, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora, and experience rural life at Olivicola Maguay.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Mendoza by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Mendoza, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in June: highs in Mendoza hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Parks Trails

Side Trip

Maipu
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Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vina Undurraga and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Concha y Toro and Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Santiago, make a side trip to see Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile in Valle Nevado, approximately Valle Nevado away. And it doesn't end there: get great views at San Cristóbal Hill, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Santiago takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mendoza to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Wineries Museums

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get impressive views of Volcan Osorno, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Colonial Aleman, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Santiago to Puerto Varas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Volcan Osorno, Museo Colonial Aleman
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
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 outdoors at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Piedras Blancas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Rafting & Tubing and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Change things up with a short trip to Rio Correntoso in Villa La Angostura (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and take some stellar pictures from Cerro Otto.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the San Carlos de Bariloche trip builder app.

You can drive from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Varas to San Carlos de Bariloche. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Puerto Varas in June: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 9°C and lows are around -1°C. Finish 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 ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
River Rafting & Tubing
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

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.
Get outdoors at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Laguna Esmeralda. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano and Lago Roca. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Glaciar Martial, pause for some photo ops at Plaza Malvinas, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Fin del Mundo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ushuaia Bay.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to Ushuaia takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, expect nights in Ushuaia to be about the same, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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)
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

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.
Parque 3 de Febrero and Palermo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, stop by Recoleta, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and take in the history at Plaza de Mayo.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Buenos Aires using our trip planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in June: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 18°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Palermo ©
Palermo

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 24th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio de la Plata, take a stroll through Barrio Historico, then visit Plaza Mayor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica De Santisimo Sacramento. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Puerta de la Ciudadela, make a trip to La Calle de los Suspiros, don't miss a visit to Galeria de los Suspiros, delve into the distant past at Bastion de San Miguel, then enjoy the sea views from Colonia del Sacramento Lighthouse, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Colonia del Sacramento trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 1.5 hours. June in Colonia del Sacramento sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Barrio Historico ©
Barrio Historico
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento ©
Rambla Colonia Del Sacramento
Puerta de la Ciudadela ©
Puerta de la Ciudadela

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 26th (Wed): stop by Pocitos, see the interesting displays at 1972 Museum, then wander the streets of Ciudad Vieja, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then do a tasting at Pizzorno Family Estates.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo route tool.

You can drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Montevideo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough 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.
Get some cultural insight at Museo del Mar and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Lussich and Playa de Jose Ignacio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Punta del Este: Playa Punta Ballena (in Punta Ballena), Cerro San Antonio (in Piriapolis) and Pan De Azucar (in Pan de Azucar). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena, and admire the masterpieces at Ralli Museum Punta del Este.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este road trip planner.

Getting from Montevideo to Punta del Este by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Punta del Este when traveling from Montevideo in June, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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