57 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

57 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Mar del Plata, Argentina
— 5 nights
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 6 nights
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 4 nights
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 7 nights
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San Martin de los Andes, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Cordoba, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
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Iquique, Chile
— 2 nights
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 2 nights

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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.
Cemiterio de Recoleta and Catedral de la Plata are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Lujan and El Zanjon de Granados. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Puerto Madero, take in the history at Plaza de Mayo, take a stroll through La Boca, and shop like a local with Palermo.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires day trip planning app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Buenos Aires is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Auckland to Buenos Aires. When traveling from Auckland in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Buenos Aires, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Mar del Plata.

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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Catedral de la Plata ©
Catedral de la Plata
Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan

5
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia Stella Maris and Gruta de Lourdes. Visit Valeria del Mar Beach and Albufera de mar chiquita for some beach relaxation. Explore Mar del Plata's surroundings by going to Balcarce (Parroquia San Jose de Balcarce & Juan Manuel Fangio Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mar del Plata Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Nuestra Senora de Fatima, contemplate the long history of Centro Cultural Villa Victoria Ocampo, and see the interesting displays at Museo Municipal de Arte Juan C.Castagnino.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mar del Plata trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Mar del Plata takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Mar del Plata. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Mar del Plata

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Beaches · Parks

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Valeria del Mar Beach ©
Valeria del Mar Beach
Mar del Plata Cathedral ©
Mar del Plata Cathedral
Gruta de Lourdes ©
Gruta de Lourdes

4
nights
Puerto Madryn, Argentina

Puerto Madryn ©
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
We've included these beaches for you: Playa La Cantera and Playa El Doradillo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Punta Tombo and Loberia de Punta Loma. There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Peninsula Valdes, and get curious at Museo Provincial de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanografico.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn road trip site.

Fly from Mar del Plata to Puerto Madryn in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ushuaia.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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Punta Tombo ©
Punta Tombo
Playa El Doradillo ©
Playa El Doradillo
Scuba & Snorkeling

6
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Ushuaia, Argentina

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Playa Larga. Take a break from the city and head to Glaciar Martial and Lago Roca. Step out of Ushuaia with an excursion to Unidad Postal Del Fin Mundo in Tierra del Fuego National Park--about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: grab your bike and head to Ushuaia Bay, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape of Tierra del Fuego National Park, and learn more about the world around you at Acatushun Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ushuaia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Ushuaia takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ushuaia can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Glaciar Martial ©
Glaciar Martial
Playa Larga ©
Playa Larga

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Laguna Torre and Cerro Torre. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glaciar Huemul and Mirador del Torre. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Los Huemules, take in the dramatic natural features at Amanecer en El Chalten, take in the awesome beauty at Glaciar Piedras Blancas, and get great views at El Mirador De Los Condores.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the El Chalten road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Ushuaia to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in El Chalten

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Glaciar Huemul ©
Glaciar Huemul
Laguna Torre ©
Laguna Torre
Mirador del Torre ©
Mirador del Torre

7
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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Sendero de los Arrayanes will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Refugio Frey and Playa Bonita. Explore San Carlos de Bariloche's surroundings by going to Berlina Patagonia Brewery (in Colonia Suiza), Bosque Sumergido (in Villa Traful) and Villa La Angostura (Museo Historico Regional de Villa La Angostura & Lago Espejo Grande). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary builder website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from El Chalten to San Carlos de Bariloche in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to San Martin de los Andes.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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Kayaking & Canoeing
Sendero de los Arrayanes ©
Sendero de los Arrayanes
Refugio Frey ©
Refugio Frey

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Sendero al Mirador Bandurrias and Lanín. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cerro Chapelco and Playa Quila Quina. Step out of San Martin de los Andes with an excursion to Rio Chimehuin in Junin de los Andes--about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Escorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada Chachin - Hua Hum, and explore the activities along Lago Lolog.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the San Martin de los Andes online attractions planner.

Drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to San Martin de los Andes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in San Martin de los Andes

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Cerro Chapelco ©
Cerro Chapelco
Playa Quila Quina ©
Playa Quila Quina
Escorial ©
Escorial

4
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Cordoba, Argentina

Cordoba ©

The Learned One

History lives on in the streets of Cordoba, Argentina's second-largest city.
Get some cultural insight at Iglesia de Los Capuchinos and Eden Hotel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba and Capilla Quinta Santa Ana. Go for a jaunt from Cordoba to Capilla del Monte to see Los Terrones about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Museo Historico UNC Manzana Jesuitica, examine the collection at Capilla Domestica Compania de Jesus, get outside with El Camino del Cuadrado, and view the masterpieces at Paseo de las Artes.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba holiday planning app.

You can fly from San Martin de los Andes to Cordoba in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cordoba are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Salta.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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Los Terrones ©
Los Terrones
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos ©
Iglesia de Los Capuchinos
Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba ©
Iglesia Catedral de Córdoba

3
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Virgen de los Tres Cerritos and Quebrada de San Lorenzo. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Guemes and MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta. Step out of Salta with an excursion to Parroquia San Lorenzo Martir in San Lorenzo--about 13h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica Menor San Francisco, don't miss a visit to Iglesia Nuestra Senora de La Candelaria de La Vina, examine the collection at Salta Cabildo, and appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Salta trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Cordoba to Salta in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in January, you will find days in Salta are much hotter (32°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Iquique.

Things to do in Salta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Virgen de los Tres Cerritos ©
Virgen de los Tres Cerritos
Basilica Menor San Francisco ©
Basilica Menor San Francisco

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Iquique, Chile

Iquique ©
Thanks to the city's position on the Pacific coast, vacations in Iquique appeal to beachgoers, paragliders, bodyboarders, nature lovers, photographers, and fans of picture-perfect sunsets.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cavancha, learn about all things military at Museo Corbeta Esmeralda, and then wander the streets of Baquedano Street. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating landscape at Parque Nacional Salar del Huasco and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Iquique tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Salta to Iquique in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time to Chile Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Iquique

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors
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Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone ©
Oficina Salitrera Santiago Humberstone
Playa Cavancha ©
Playa Cavancha
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda ©
Museo Corbeta Esmeralda

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salar de Tara and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Reserva Nacional de Flamencos and Geyser del Tatio. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Valle Arcoiris, contemplate the waterfront views at Tebinquinche Lake, admire nature's extreme beauty at Atacama Desert, and explore the striking landscape at Valle De La Luna.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama trip planning website.

Traveling by bus from Iquique to San Pedro de Atacama takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to El Calafate.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Reserva Nacional de Flamencos ©
Reserva Nacional de Flamencos
Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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El Calafate, Argentina

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.
Get some cultural insight at Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus and Museo Regional Municipal de El Calafate. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Casino Club - Calafate. There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, head outdoors with Enjoy!, take a stroll through Avenida Libertador, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Paseo de Los Artesanos.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the El Calafate itinerary website.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to El Calafate in 14.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to El Calafate is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in January: highs in El Calafate hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus ©
Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus
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