36 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

36 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

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36 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 17 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 17 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

17
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parque 3 de Febrero and La Boca. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Tigre (Sarmiento House Museum, Delta Terra Natural Reserve, & more), Museo Ciudad San Fernando de Buena Vista (in San Fernando) and Castillo Pando Carabassa (in Pilar). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Calle Defensa, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires tour planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Buenos Aires is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Argentine Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in March: high temperatures in Buenos Aires hover around 29°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tigre, Remedios de Escalada, San Antonio de Areco, Lujan, Reserva Natural Municipal Santa Catalina
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Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo

17
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.
Get in touch with nature at San Cristóbal Hill and Climbing Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Capilla Medalla Milagrosa Virgen De Los Rayos. Change things up with these side-trips from Santiago: Santuario De Schoenstatt (in Vina del Mar), Valparaiso (La Sebastiana, Edificio Luis Cousino, & more) and Panul Community Park (in La Florida). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Region IX Ltd, explore the world behind art at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, examine the collection at La Chascona, and take an in-depth tour of Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Santiago trip planner .

Fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Valparaiso, Santo Domingo, Region IX Ltd, Parroquia San Jose de Melipilla, Buin Zoo
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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