17 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

17 days in Uruguay, Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 1 day
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Antonio Este, Argentina
— Few hours
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Claromeco, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 1 night
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights

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Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©

Monaco of South America

With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, then kick back and relax at Playa Mansa, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Candelaria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Fingers of Punta del Este, then kick back and relax at Playa Brava, and then enjoy the sea views from Faro de Punta del Este.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Punta del Este road trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Punta del Este is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Dublin to Punta del Este, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in March; daily highs in Punta del Este reach 27°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava

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Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©

City of the Island Hills

Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
On the 14th (Sun), wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista and then examine the collection at La Chascona.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Santiago travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to Santiago takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Punta del Este to Santiago. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Santiago

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Barrio Bellavista ©
Barrio Bellavista
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten ©
Nestled up against the hills of the Los Glaciares National Park, El Chalten serves as one of the nation's most bustling hubs for hikers and backpackers heading out into the wild landscape of southern Patagonia.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Spa Yaten, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna de los Tres, then get to know the fascinating history of Laguna Torre, and finally take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores.

Plan trip to El Chalten with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Santiago to El Chalten in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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Laguna de los Tres ©
Laguna de los Tres
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Spa Yaten ©
Spa Yaten

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), cast your line with Estancia Cristina and then take a stroll through Avenida Libertador.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the El Calafate trip app.

Drive from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to San Antonio Este.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Estancia Cristina ©
Estancia Cristina
Lago Argentino
Lago Argentino
Avenida Libertador ©
Avenida Libertador

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San Antonio Este, Argentina

San Antonio Este
San Antonio Este is a village and municipality in Río Negro Province in Argentina. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the San Antonio Este road trip planning tool.

You can drive from El Calafate to San Antonio Este in 20 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll set off for Claromeco on the 18th (Thu).

Things to do in San Antonio Este

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Claromeco, Argentina

Claromeco ©
Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Catedral de Tres Arroyos, explore the activities along Las 7 cascadas del Arroyo Claromeco, then take a peaceful walk through Reserva Forestal Ingeniero Paolucci, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Claromeco.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Claromeco journey maker tool.

Drive from San Antonio Este to Claromeco in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mar del Plata.

Things to do in Claromeco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Claromeco - Playas ©
Claromeco - Playas
Faro de Claromeco ©
Faro de Claromeco
Plaza San Martin ©
Plaza San Martin

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Mar del Plata, Argentina

Mar del Plata ©

Happy City

Drenched in sunshine and fringed by wide expanses of sandy coastline, Mar del Plata stands out as one of Argentina's most popular vacation resorts.
On the 21st (Sun), stroll through Punta Mogotes, appreciate the extensive heritage of Puerto de Mar del Plata, then stroll through Playa Varese, and finally steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mar del Plata Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Perla.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata holiday planner.

Drive from Claromeco to Mar del Plata in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

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Playa Varese ©
Playa Varese
La Perla ©
La Perla
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo ©
Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo

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San Martin de los Andes ©
Perched on the eastern tip of Lake Lacar, laidback San Martin de los Andes feels in tune with the nature around it.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Castillito Van Dorsser, kick back and relax at Playa Quila Quina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia San Jose, and finally cruise along Route of the Seven Lakes.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes day trip planner.

You can fly from Mar del Plata to San Martin de los Andes in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
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Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Route of the Seven Lakes ©
Route of the Seven Lakes
Iglesia San Jose ©
Iglesia San Jose

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires ©

Queen of La Plata

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 some cultural insight at Puerto Madero and Palermo. Get some historical perspective at Cemiterio de Recoleta and Recoleta. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Defensa, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Mayo.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires journey planner.

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Buenos Aires in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in March, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa

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