31 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

31 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
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Valdivia, Chile
— 1 night
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Temuco, Chile
— 2 nights
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Villa La Angostura, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 3 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 4 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile
— 1 night
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to San Cristóbal Hill and Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile. Get some historical perspective at Templo Baha'i and Avenida Las Rejas. Take a break from Santiago with a short trip to Vina Santa Rita in Buin, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, and do a tasting at Vina Santa Carolina.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Santiago trip itinerary maker website.

New York City, USA to Santiago is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Chile Standard Time (CLT) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Valdivia.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Vina Santa Rita
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Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile ©
Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Templo Baha'i ©
Templo Baha'i

1
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Valdivia, Chile

Valdivia ©
Valdivia, southern Chile's main university town, possesses a youthful and independent spirit.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Mercado Fluvial de Valdivia, then kick back and relax at Bahia de Corral, then examine the collection at Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien, and finally glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Valdivia trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Valdivia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Valdivia can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Temuco.

Things to do in Valdivia

Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Bahia de Corral ©
Bahia de Corral
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien ©
Museo Naval Submarino O'Brien

2
nights
Temuco, Chile

Temuco ©
Temuco developed into a major Chilean city because of a forestry and livestock boom the region experienced during the early decades of the 20th century.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Ferroviario Pablo Neruda de Temuco, examine the collection at Museo Regional de la Araucania, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Catedral de Temuco.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Temuco trip maker website.

Getting from Valdivia to Temuco by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Villa La Angostura.

Things to do in Temuco

Museums · Historic Sites
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Museo Regional de la Araucania ©
Museo Regional de la Araucania
Iglesia Catedral de Temuco ©
Iglesia Catedral de Temuco

2
nights
Villa La Angostura, Argentina

Villa La Angostura ©
A trip to Villa La Angostura leads to the lush "Garden of Patagonia," where the scenic backdrop features pristine forests, lakes, and mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get great views at Mirador Belvedere y Cascada INACAYAL and then fly down the slopes at Cerro Bayo. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Rio Correntoso, then explore the activities along Lago Espejo Grande, and then identify plant and animal life at Cabalgatas del Tero.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Villa La Angostura trip app.

You can drive from Temuco to Villa La Angostura in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Temuco to Villa La Angostura, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in August, and nighttime lows around 31°F. You will leave for San Martin de los Andes on the 10th (Tue).

Things to do in Villa La Angostura

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Cerro Bayo ©
Cerro Bayo
Rio Correntoso ©
Rio Correntoso
Lago Espejo Grande ©
Lago Espejo Grande

3
nights
San Martin de los Andes, Argentina

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.
Get outdoors at Cerro Chapelco and Snow Fun Club. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mirador Lago Traful and Castillito Van Dorsser. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Lolog, look for gifts at De la Montana, hit the slopes at El Bosque de los Huskies, and admire the sheer force of Cascada del Arroyo Grande.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the San Martin de los Andes visit planning website.

Traveling by car from Villa La Angostura to San Martin de los Andes takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Mirador Lago Traful
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Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Lago Lacar ©
Lago Lacar
Lago Lolog ©
Lago Lolog

4
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Lago Gutierrez and Bosque Neon. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro and Cerro Catedral. There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, get outside with Cerro Lopez, tour the pleasant surroundings at Arelauquen Golf & Country Club, and delve into the lush surroundings at Sendero de los Arrayanes.

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Traveling by car from San Martin de los Andes to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in August, and nighttime lows around 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors · Parks · Nature
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River Rafting & Tubing
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center. Step out of the city life by going to Estacionamiento Pasarelas Glaciar Perito Moreno and Cerro Frias. The adventure continues: fly down the slopes at Hoya del Chingue, learn more about the world around you at Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate, head outdoors with Enjoy!, and take in the dramatic natural features at Onelli Glacier.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our El Calafate trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Calafate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in El Calafate, ranging from highs of 39°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in El Calafate

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
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Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal ©
Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal
Cerro Frias ©
Cerro Frias

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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) ©
Surrounded by towering mountains, shimmering lakes, and the region's rugged hills, Puerto Natales serves as a bustling jumping-off point for exploring the Torres del Paine National Park.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Glacier Grey.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) road trip planning website.

You can take a shuttle from El Calafate to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine).

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Nature · Parks
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Glacier Grey ©
Glacier Grey

1
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Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine), Chile

On the 22nd (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Mylodon Cave Natural Monument, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then see the interesting displays at Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories, and finally explore the galleries of La Tehuelche.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) online trip planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine)

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument ©
Mylodon Cave Natural Monument
Museo Historico e Industrial Puerto Bories ©

3
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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©
Often called the "End of the World" because of its position on the southernmost tip of South America, the expanding city of Ushuaia serves as both a busy commercial port and attractive tourist hub.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) and Club Andino Ushuaia. Step out of the city life by going to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Glaciar Martial. When in Ushuaia, make a side trip to see Lago Roca in Tierra del Fuego National Park, approximately Tierra del Fuego National Park away. There's much more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Playa Larga, and make a trip to Paseo del Centenario.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ushuaia trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Ushuaia in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Natales (Torres del Paine) to Ushuaia due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 41°F, while at night they dip to 32°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Lago Roca, Glaciar Martial
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Cerro Castor (Castor Mount) ©
Cerro Castor (Castor Mount)
Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Catedral de la Plata and Museo de La Plata. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cemiterio de Recoleta and Santuario Virgen Maria del Rosario de San Nicolas. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to San Isidro (Catedral de San Isidro & Villa Ocampo). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional De Arte Decorativo, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia San Agustin, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio Barolo.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires sightseeing planner.

Fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Ushuaia in August: highs in Buenos Aires hover around 63°F, while lows dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

La Plata, San Isidro, Santuario Virgen Maria del Rosario de San Nicolas
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Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro

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