8 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

8 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

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8 days in Buenos Aires & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Catedral de la Plata and Museo de La Plata. Visit Plaza de Mayo and Catedral Metropolitana for their historical value. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, shop like a local with Recoleta, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online itinerary builder .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be slightly colder, around 10°C, while days are much colder, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

La Plata
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Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento ©
Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento
Museo de La Plata ©
Museo de La Plata

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vina Undurraga and Santa Rita Winery. La Chascona and Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: make a trip to Cerro Santa Lucia and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online travel route planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Santiago in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Nature Parks

Side Trip

Vina Undurraga
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Santa Rita Winery ©
Santa Rita Winery

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