31 days in Chile, Bolivia & Argentina Itinerary

31 days in Chile, Bolivia & Argentina Itinerary

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31 days in Chile, Bolivia & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
bus:  7​h 45​min
3
Punta Arenas, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h
4
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
5
El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
7
Ancud, Chile
— 1 night
+2
bus + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
bus:  22​h 30​min
9
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
10
Uyuni, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Colchani, Bolivia
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
12
Copacabana, Bolivia
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
13
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): wander the streets of Puerto Madero, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico, then enjoy the sand and surf at Peru Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina and then get outside with Delta El Tigre.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Buenos Aires trip planning site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sao Paulo in October: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 24°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Laguna Blanca.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Delta El Tigre, Peru Beach, Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina
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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Delta El Tigre ©
Delta El Tigre
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Larga. Step out of the city life by going to Lago Roca and Ushuaia Bay. Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego. There's more to do: examine the collection at CASA BEBAN and have fun at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ushuaia trip planning site .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Ushuaia: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Punta Arenas.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Lago Roca
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Lago Roca ©
Lago Roca
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ushuaia Bay ©
Ushuaia Bay

2
nights
Punta Arenas, Chile

Punta Arenas ©
An erstwhile hub of the sheep wool industry, Punta Arenas has evolved into a gateway of sorts for hikers, cruise ship passengers, and adventure travelers heading out on the windswept lands of Chile's extreme southern reaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cementerio Municipal, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Regional De Magallanes, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reserva nacional Magallanes. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Antarctica21 and then head outdoors with Strait of Magellan.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Punta Arenas trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Ushuaia to Punta Arenas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Chile Time (CLT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Punta Arenas can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can take a bus to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Punta Arenas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Antarctica21 ©
Antarctica21
Cementerio Municipal ©
Cementerio Municipal
Reserva nacional Magallanes ©
Reserva nacional Magallanes

2
nights
Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
On the 1st (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Torres del Paine National Park. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, take in the exciting artwork at La Tehuelche, then examine the collection at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and finally see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) trip tool .

Traveling by bus from Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the shuttle to El Calafate.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
La Tehuelche ©
La Tehuelche

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Enjoy!, then learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and finally wander the streets of Av del Libertador.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read El Calafate day trip planning tool .

You can take a shuttle from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to El Calafate, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Los Glaciares National Park.

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Parque Nacional Los Glaciares ©
Parque Nacional Los Glaciares
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus

1
night
Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Los Glaciares National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park contains a giant ice cap that feeds 47 vast glaciers.
On the 5th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Glaciar Seco and then take in the dramatic natural features at Glaciar Spegazzini.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Los Glaciares National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ancud.

Things to do in Los Glaciares National Park

Parks Nature
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Glaciar Spegazzini ©
Glaciar Spegazzini
Glaciar Seco ©
Glaciar Seco

1
night
Ancud, Chile

Ancud
A city of 40,000 people, Ancud was the capital of Chiloe Archipelago until it was superseded by the city of Castro in 1982.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Fuerte Ahui and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Lechagua.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ancud attractions planning website .

Explore your travel options from Los Glaciares National Park to Ancud with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Los Glaciares National Park to Ancud due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Glaciares National Park in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Ancud. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Ancud

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): make a trip to Teatro Municipal Las Condes, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then do a tasting at Vina Undurraga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Santiago visit planner .

Getting from Ancud to Santiago by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Vina Undurraga
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Teatro Municipal Las Condes ©
Teatro Municipal Las Condes

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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.
Termas Banos de Puritama has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Termas Banos de Puritama, see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito, then make a trip to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, then explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Valle Arcoiris. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal San Pedro de Atacama.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama holiday builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Santiago to San Pedro de Atacama in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in San Pedro de Atacama, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Valle Arcoiris ©
Valle Arcoiris
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

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nights
Uyuni, Bolivia

Uyuni ©
Emptiness surrounds the desert outpost of Uyuni, the gateway to the world's largest salt flats.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate the geological forces at Tunupa Volcano. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Train Cemetery.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Uyuni trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and car from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni in 11.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in November, expect nights in Uyuni to be a bit warmer, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 12°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Colchani.

Things to do in Uyuni

Parks Nature Museums
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Tunupa Volcano ©
Tunupa Volcano
Train Cemetery ©
Train Cemetery

2
nights
Colchani, Bolivia

Colchani
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Llama y la Sal.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Colchani tour planning website .

Drive from Uyuni to Colchani in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Colchani can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Copacabana on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Colchani

Museums
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2
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Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana ©
The town of Copacabana represents the largest Bolivian settlement on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in the continent.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Isla De La Luna and then step off the mainland to explore Isla del Sol. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Titicaca.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Copacabana trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Colchani to Copacabana in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Copacabana

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Isla del Sol ©
Isla del Sol
Lake Titicaca ©
Lake Titicaca
Isla De La Luna ©
Isla De La Luna

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Santa Cruz ©
More populous than the capital and La Paz, and one of the fastest-growing cities in the world, Santa Cruz has become a thriving commercial center, yet retained some of the trappings of tradition.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaa-Iya National Park. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Iglesias de la Chiquitania, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de Santa Cruz, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Sacro "Monsenor Carlos Geriche Suarez".

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Santa Cruz trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Copacabana to Santa Cruz takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Iglesias de la Chiquitania ©
Iglesias de la Chiquitania
Catedral de Santa Cruz ©
Catedral de Santa Cruz
Parroquia de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

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