8 days in Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Santiago Itinerary

8 days in Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Santiago Itinerary

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Start: Auckland, New Zealand
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Auckland, New Zealand

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stop by Dos Semillas, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, and then wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Argentina Standard Time (ART) is minus 15 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

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Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Dos Semillas ©
Dos Semillas

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen, learn about winemaking at Bodega Tierras Altas, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza Espana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Mendoza trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Mendoza when traveling from Buenos Aires in August, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
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Bodega Tierras Altas ©
Bodega Tierras Altas
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen
Santuario Virgen de Lourdes ©
Santuario Virgen de Lourdes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, thentake in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, thensee the interesting displays at La Chascona, and finally browse the exhibits of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Cerro Santa Lucia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de La Merced, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central).

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Fly from Mendoza to Santiago in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

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Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
La Chascona ©
La Chascona
Central Market (Mercado Central) ©
Central Market (Mercado Central)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, get a taste of the local shopping with Recoleta, thenadmire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, thenadmire the architecture and history at Plaza de Mayo, and finally steep yourself in history at Casa Rosada. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, thenadmire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada.

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You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Argentina Standard Time (ART), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Plaza de Mayo ©
Plaza de Mayo
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

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