31 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

31 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Start: Brussels, Belgium
Train + Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
2
Province of Jujuy, Argentina
— 1 night
Bus:  5 h 30 min
3
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  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
Fly:  7 h 15 min
7
El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
8
El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
9
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
10
Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  23 h 15 min
End: Brussels, Belgium

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Piedras Rojas and Tebinquinche Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museo del Meteorito. Spend the 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Termas Banos de Puritama.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro de Atacama visit site.

Brussels, Belgium to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 24-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Brussels in November, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in San Pedro de Atacama: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Province of Jujuy.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Valle De La Luna ©
Valle De La Luna

1
night
Province of Jujuy, Argentina

Province of Jujuy ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Hill of Seven Colors and then trek along Paseo de los Colorados. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Lola Mora and then explore the fascinating landscape at Salinas Grandes.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Province of Jujuy road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from San Pedro de Atacama to Province of Jujuy takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. 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 warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Province of Jujuy

Parks Nature Outdoors
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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
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 Bodega Ruca Malen and Casa El Enemigo. On the 23rd (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Pulenta Estate Winery.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mendoza holiday maker tool.

You can take a bus from Province of Jujuy to Mendoza in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up 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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Pulenta Estate Winery ©
Pulenta Estate Winery
Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vina Montes and Colchagua Museum. Step out of Santa Cruz to go to Pichilemu and see Punta De Lobos, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at MontGras.

To see photos and other tourist information, read Santa Cruz trip builder site.

You can fly from Mendoza to Santa Cruz in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Mendoza to Santa Cruz due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mendoza in November, things will get slightly colder in Santa Cruz: highs are around 29°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Punta De Lobos
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MontGras ©
MontGras
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
Viu Manent Winery ©
Viu Manent Winery

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hit the slopes at Cerro Chapelco. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Playa Quila Quina, thenstop by De la Montana, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada del Arroyo Grande.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Martin de los Andes online trip builder.

Getting from Santa Cruz to San Martin de los Andes by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Cruz to San Martin de los Andes. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Kayaking & Canoeing. Escape the urban bustle at Sendero de los Arrayanes and Piedras Blancas. There's more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to San Carlos de Bariloche fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in San Carlos de Bariloche sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Kayaking & Canoeing

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Fitz Roy and Chorillo del Salto. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laguna Torre and El Mirador De Los Condores. There's still lots to do: hike along Laguna de los Tres, look for gifts at Marcopolo Bookstore, and explore the activities along Laguna Capri.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the El Chalten day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car 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 de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Parque Anfiteatro del Bosque. Spend the 5th (Thu) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Los Glaciares.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our El Calafate trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in El Calafate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 7th (Sat), you'll 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

3
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 Lago Roca and Ushuaia Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Helicopter Tours and Isla Bridges. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Plaza Malvinas, contemplate the waterfront views at Mirador de Lagos Escondido y Fagnano, and hit the slopes at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia holiday maker site.

Getting from El Calafate to Ushuaia by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from El Calafate in December, with highs in Ushuaia at 13°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Peninsula Valdes and Muelle Luis Piedra Buena. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Punta Tombo will get you outdoors. There's more to do: get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

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

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