31 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

31 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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31 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
+4
bus + taxi + Fly + taxi + bus:  8​h
4
El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
6
Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  2​h
7
Santiago, Chile
— 5 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
8
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 4 nights
+2
shuttle + Fly + train:  22​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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1
night
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Cataratas del Iguazu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto San Martin, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Salto Bernabe Mendez.

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Brussels, Belgium to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in November, expect Iguazu National Park to be much hotter, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Iguazu Falls ©
Iguazu Falls
Salto Bernabe Mendez ©
Salto Bernabe Mendez
Salto San Martin ©
Salto San Martin

5
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.
Visit San Telmo and Plaza de Mayo for their historical value. There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero, get to know the fascinating history of La Boca, wander the streets of Recoleta, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip planner .

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Buenos Aires in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Iguazu National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
La Boca
La Boca

3
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Take a break from the city and head to Punta Tombo and Peninsula Valdes. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Ecocentro, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Town of Gaiman.

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You can fly from Buenos Aires to Puerto Madryn in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Ecocentro ©
Ecocentro

1
night
El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Cerro Fitz Roy. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Torre, then stroll through Laguna de los Tres, and then stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the El Chalten online attractions planner .

Getting from Puerto Madryn to El Chalten by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Catedral Alta Patagonis. There's lots more to do: hike along Circuito Chico, make a trip to Centro Civico, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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

You can do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 7.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

3
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.
Dedicate the 23rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 24th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, walk around Parque General San Martin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mendoza tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Mendoza in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in November, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Mendoza: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Castillo Hidalgo are in your itinerary. Get outdoors at San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Go for a jaunt from Santiago to Pirque to see Concha y Toro about 38 minutes away. On the 27th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Lucia Hill, do a tasting at Santa Carolina, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Santiago tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Mendoza to Santiago takes 2 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 on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Tours Museums

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Atacama Desert and Valle De La Luna. And it doesn't end there: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, contemplate the waterfront views at Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and identify plant and animal life at Salar de Tara.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama online itinerary planner .

Getting from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. November in San Pedro de Atacama sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Atacama Desert
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Atacama Desert ©
Atacama Desert
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Geyser del Tatio ©
Geyser del Tatio

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