20 days in Chile & Uruguay Itinerary

20 days in Chile & Uruguay Itinerary

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20 days in Chile & Uruguay Itinerary

Start: Vitoria, Brazil
1
Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
shuttle:  1​h 15​min
2
Valle Nevado, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Montevideo, Uruguay
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Vitoria, Brazil


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6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion and Castillo Hidalgo are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Museo Interactivo Mirador and National Museum of History. Venture out of the city with trips to Casablanca (Kingston Family Vineyards, Bodegas RE, & more), Vina Undurraga (in Talagante) and Playa Grande Las Cruces (in Las Cruces). Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Isidora Goyenechea, browse the different shops at Alto Las Condes, examine the collection at La Chascona, and learn about winemaking at Santa Rita Winery.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santiago online journey planner .

Vitoria, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vitoria to Santiago is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Valle Nevado.

Things to do in Santiago

Outdoors Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Casablanca, Vina Undurraga, Playa Grande Las Cruces, Vina Santa Rita
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Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Kingston Family Vineyards ©
Kingston Family Vineyards

2
nights
Valle Nevado, Chile

Valle Nevado ©
The largest ski zone in South America, Valle Nevado offers 2,800 hectares (7,000 acres) of skiable area in the El Plomo foothills near Santiago.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): fly down the slopes at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Valle Nevado trip planner .

Getting from Santiago to Valle Nevado by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toMontevideo.

Things to do in Valle Nevado

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile

3
nights
Montevideo, Uruguay

Montevideo ©
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Popular historic sites such as Iglesia de las Carmelitas and Pittamiglio"s Castle are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda and Museo Casa de Gobierno. Step out of Montevideo with an excursion to Pizzorno Family Estates in Canelones--about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Escaramuza Libros, take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, admire the masterpieces at Museo Torres Garcia, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Matriz.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo online driving holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Valle Nevado to Montevideo. The time zone difference when traveling from Valle Nevado to Montevideo is 1 hour. In September in Montevideo, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Montevideo

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods

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Pizzorno Family Estates
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Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda ©
Museo del Gaucho y de la Moneda
Iglesia de las Carmelitas ©
Iglesia de las Carmelitas
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales ©
Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales

5
nights
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Brava and Playa el Emir. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ralli Museum and Museo – Taller de Casapueblo. Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Playa Mansa (in Jose Ignacio), Bodega Garzon (in Garzon) and Balneario Punta Rubia (in La Pedrera). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo del Mar, stroll through Playa Punta Ballena, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, and learn about winemaking at Vina Eden.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Punta del Este trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Montevideo to Punta del Este takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Punta del Este can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Maldonado, Playa Mansa, Bodega Garzon, Balneario Punta Rubia
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Playa el Emir ©
Playa el Emir
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Museo del Mar ©
Museo del Mar

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