25 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

25 days in Chile, Argentina & Uruguay Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
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Vina del Mar, Chile
— 2 nights
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Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Montt, Chile
— 1 night
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 4 nights
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Montevideo, Uruguay
— 2 nights
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Santiago, Chile

— 1 night

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 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market (Mercado Central), see the interesting displays at La Chascona, then buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, and finally get great views at Sky Costanera. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, and then walk around Cerro Santa Lucia.

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Cartagena, Colombia to Santiago is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vina del Mar.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

Vina del Mar, Chile

— 2 nights

Garden City

A more organized counterpart to its chaotic neighbor Valparaiso, Vina del Mar lives up to its reputation as the "Garden City." Brimming with public parks and flower displays, Chile's fourth-largest city embraces nature, with palm-lined avenues enhancing the "green" ambience.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Wulff Castle, try your luck at Vina del Mar Casino, and then kick back and relax at Reñaca. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Lapislázuli Faba Viña del Mar, examine the collection at Corporacion Museo de Arqueologia e Historia Francisco Fonck, take a stroll around Quinta Vergara, then make a trip to Flower Clock (Reloj de Flores), and finally don't miss a visit to Costanera.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Vina del Mar trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Santiago to Vina del Mar in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Vina del Mar are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Vina del Mar

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Valparaiso, Chile

— 1 night

Jewel of the Pacific

Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): learn about all things military at Museo Maritimo Nacional and then stop by La Dulceria.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Valparaiso trip planner.

Valparaiso is very close to Vina del Mar. In June, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 16th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 16:

Puerto Montt, Chile

— 1 night
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Angelmo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Puerto Montt trip app.

Getting from Valparaiso to Puerto Montt by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Valparaiso in June: high temperatures in Puerto Montt hover around 51°F and lows are around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 3 nights
Nestled against the foothills of the Andes, scenic San Carlos de Bariloche hugs the southern shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake and ranks among Argentina's top destinations for active outdoor vacations.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa Bonita and Museo del Lago Gutierrez. For shopping fun, head to Almacen de Vinos or Delicias de la Patagonia. When in San Carlos de Bariloche, make a side trip to see Benroth Chocolates in Villa La Angostura, approximately Villa La Angostura away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Circuito Chico, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and look for gifts at Evo Sports.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip website.

You can drive from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Puerto Montt in June; daily highs in San Carlos de Bariloche reach 46°F and lows reach 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Trails

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El Calafate, Argentina

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Estancia Cristina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Puerto de Frutos, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus, and then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the El Calafate trip planner.

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in June, expect nights in El Calafate to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in El Calafate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 4 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Puerto Madero and Galerias Pacifico. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Catedral de la Plata and Peru Beach. When in Buenos Aires, make a side trip to see Balneario Costa Bonita in Necochea, approximately Necochea away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento, take a stroll through Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from El Calafate to Buenos Aires takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from El Calafate, expect much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Colonia del Sacramento.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 26:

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

— 2 nights
Sleepy cobbled streets lined with pastel-colored houses lead down to the water in Colonia del Sacramento.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Museo Portugues, then look for gifts at Almacen La Carlota, then take a stroll through Barrio Historico, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ferrando. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): wander the streets of Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Granja Colonia, and then stop by Antik Objetos con Alma.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Colonia del Sacramento trip planning website.

Ride a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia del Sacramento in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Colonia del Sacramento

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Punta del Este, Uruguay

— 4 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Del Mar and Faro Cabo Santa Maria. Let the collections at Museo – Taller de Casapueblo and Ralli Museum Punta del Este capture your imagination. Explore Punta del Este's surroundings by going to Playa de Jose Ignacio (in Jose Ignacio) and Playa de Punta del Diablo (in Rocha). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa Brava, look for gifts at Punta Shopping, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Candelaria, and take in the views from Puente Leonel Viera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Punta del Este day trip planning website.

Drive from Colonia del Sacramento to Punta del Este in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Montevideo.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 2:

Montevideo, Uruguay

— 2 nights
With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at 1972 Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Montevideo, then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja, and finally make a trip to Plaza Independencia. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the pleasant sights at Rambla de Montevideo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado del Puerto, and then kick back and relax at Cuchilla alta.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Montevideo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Punta del Este to Montevideo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Punta del Este in July, Montevideo is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Montevideo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Chile travel guide

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Landmarks · Parks · Specialty Museums
Land of Poets
Squeezed between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, geographically diverse Chile is a long, thin stretch of land encompassing some of the world's driest deserts in the north, and some of its largest glacial fields in the south. Though most Chile holidays include some form of adventure in the vast wilderness areas, the country also contains charming cities providing plenty of urban things to do and see. Many tours of Chile include at least a brief visit to the country's lush wine regions, where backyard vineyards compete with sprawling estates producing some of the world's most respected whites and reds.

Argentina travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

Uruguay travel guide

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Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.