33 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

33 days in Chile & Argentina Itinerary

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Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 3 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 6 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 3 nights
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Santiago, Chile
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take a stroll through Barrio Bellavista, then examine the collection at La Chascona, and then look for gifts at Patio Bellavista. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Araucano Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, then contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Santiago trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Santiago is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Ottawa to Santiago, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Specialty Museum
La Chascona
4.6
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Patio Bellavista
4.5

2
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 4th (Thu), savor the flavors at Food & Drink. On the next day, walk around Parque General San Martin, then get great views at Cerro de la Gloria, then do a tasting at Bodega Tierras Altas, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mendoza trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Mendoza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Argentina Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries · Tours · Parks
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.8

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.
San Carlos de Bariloche is known for nature, winter sports, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, trek along Circuito Chico, pause for some photo ops at Centro Civico, and hunt for treasures at Feria Artesanal Municipal.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip site.

Fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mendoza in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in San Carlos de Bariloche: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
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Hiking Trail
Circuito Chico
4.4

3
nights
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.
El Chalten is known for nature, historic sites, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Laguna de los Tres, take some stellar pictures from El Mirador De Los Condores, take in the dramatic scenery at Chorillo del Salto, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Capri.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our El Chalten trip website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Fitz Roy
4.9
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Historic Walking Area
Laguna Torre
4.9

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see what you can catch with Estancia Cristina and then explore the activities along Lago Argentino. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Enjoy!, then stop by Vellon Negro, then see the interesting displays at Glaciarium Museo del Hielo Patagónico, and finally identify plant and animal life at Laguna Nimez Reserva Natural Municipal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our El Calafate itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from El Chalten to El Calafate takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in El Calafate are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Estancia Cristina
4.3
Water Body
Lago Argentino
4.7

3
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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia ©

End of the World

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.
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Beagle, take in the awesome beauty at Glacier Martial, see the interesting displays at Museo Maritimo y del Presidio de Ushuaia, and get engrossed in the history at Museo del Fin del Mundo.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ushuaia sightseeing site.

You can fly from El Calafate to Ushuaia in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from El Calafate in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Ushuaia. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
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Water Body
Canal Beagle
4.7

3
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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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, ponder the world of politics at Casa Rosada, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Defensa.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires route planner.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Ushuaia in November, expect Buenos Aires to be warmer, temps between 28°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Iguazu National Park.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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World heritage site
Parque 3 de Febrero
4.6
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Must see
Puerto Madero
4.5

2
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Iguazu National Park ©
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): head off the coast to Isla San Martin, take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin, and then admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Iguazu Falls.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Iguazu National Park journey app.

You can fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu National Park in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in November, you will find days in Iguazu National Park are a bit warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Waterfall
Iguazu Falls
4.9
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Waterfall
Salto San Martin
4.9

6
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Salta, Argentina

Salta ©

Salta the Beautiful

Salta boasts a vibrant social life and array of informative museums appealing to visitors looking for a memorable cultural experience.
Salta is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cuesta del Obispo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Virgen de los Tres Cerritos, and let the river carry you with Salta Rafting.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Salta trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Iguazu National Park to Salta takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Iguazu National Park in November since evenings lows in Salta dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Salta

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 28:
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Specialty Museum
Salta Cabildo
4.4

3
nights
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

San Pedro de Atacama ©
Major archeological sites and a renowned museum remain the big draws in San Pedro de Atacama tourism, appealing to visitors interested in learning more about South America's pre-Columbian cultures.
San Pedro de Atacama is known for nature, wildlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Geyser del Tatio, explore the ancient world of Pukara de Quitor, explore the activities along Lagunas Miscanti y Miniques, and look and learn at Observatorio Etno-Astronomico Licanantay.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our San Pedro de Atacama travel planning site.

Drive from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Salta in November since evenings lows in San Pedro de Atacama dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Nature · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:
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Hot Spring
Geyser del Tatio
4.6
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Geologic Formation
Valle De La Luna
4.7

1
night
Santiago, Chile

Santiago

City of the Island Hills

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago tour itinerary planner.

Getting from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

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