31 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

31 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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31 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  22​h 30​min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Santa Cruz, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
5
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  7​h 15​min
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
10
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Brussels, Belgium


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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 outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piedras Rojas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tebinquinche Lake and Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama, and examine the collection at Museo del Meteorito.

Take the guesswork out of planning a San Pedro de Atacama vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Brussels to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in November, expect nights in San Pedro de Atacama to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are much hotter, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna
Tebinquinche Lake ©
Tebinquinche Lake

1
night
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
San Salvador de Jujuy, commonly known as Jujuy and locally often referred to as San Salvador, is the capital city of Jujuy Province in northwest Argentina. On the 19th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at The Hill of Seven Colors and then hike along Paseo de los Colorados. On the next day, appreciate the history behind Lola Mora and then explore the fascinating landscape at Salinas Grandes.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Province of Jujuy trip site .

You can drive from San Pedro de Atacama to Province of Jujuy in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Province of Jujuy is 1 hour. When traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Province of Jujuy, with highs around 34°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

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Paseo de los Colorados ©
Paseo de los Colorados
Salinas Grandes ©
Salinas Grandes
The Hill of Seven Colors ©
The Hill of Seven Colors

2
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pulenta Estate Winery and Food Tours. Go for a jaunt from Mendoza to Maipu to see Casa El Enemigo about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: do a tasting at Bodega Ruca Malen.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mendoza travel route builder app .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Province of Jujuy to Mendoza in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Casa El Enemigo
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Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Casa El Enemigo ©
Casa El Enemigo
Bodega Chandon ©
Bodega Chandon

2
nights
Santa Cruz, Chile

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Colchagua Museum and Viu Manent Winery. Change things up with a short trip to Punta De Lobos in Pichilemu (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at MontGras.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Santa Cruz day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mendoza to Santa Cruz with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Mendoza to Santa Cruz is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mendoza in November, things will get little chillier in Santa Cruz: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trip

Punta De Lobos
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MontGras ©
MontGras
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Vina Montes ©
Vina Montes

1
night
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
On the 27th (Wed), fly down the slopes at Cerro Chapelco. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Quila Quina, then stop by De la Montana, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to San Martin de los Andes takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Santa Cruz to San Martin de los Andes is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

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Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias ©
Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Sendero de los Arrayanes. Get in touch with nature at River Rafting & Tubing and Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro. On the 29th (Fri), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Piedras Blancas. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Kayaking & Canoeing
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

2
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laguna de los Tres and Chorillo del Salto. Step out of the city life by going to Laguna Capri and Cerro Fitz Roy. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Laguna Torre, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, and stop by Marcopolo Bookstore.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read El Chalten journey maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Laguna de los Tres
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Fitz Roy ©
Fitz Roy
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Chorillo del Salto ©
Chorillo del Salto

3
nights
El Calafate, Argentina

El Calafate ©
El Calafate tourism thrives mostly thanks to the city's proximity to a World Heritage-listed national park, famed for containing over 40 large glaciers.
Get outdoors at Kayaking & Canoeing and Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Parque Anfiteatro del Bosque.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Calafate online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Parque Anfiteatro del Bosque ©
Parque Anfiteatro del Bosque

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lago Roca and Ushuaia Bay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Helicopter Tours and Cerro Castor (Castor Mount). The adventure continues: appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, head off the coast to Isla Bridges, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Esmeralda.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ushuaia trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Ushuaia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from El Calafate in December; daily highs in Ushuaia reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)

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nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Punta Tombo will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Peninsula Valdes and Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo and take in the waterfront at Muelle Luis Piedra Buena.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto Madryn trip planner.

Getting from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Punta Tombo
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Peninsula Valdes ©
Peninsula Valdes
Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo

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