57 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

57 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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Fly to Foz do Iguacu, Bus to Iguazu National Park
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Salta, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive
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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly
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Copiapo, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly to Puerto Montt, Bus to Castro
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Castro, Chile
— 5 nights
Ferry to Calbuco, Drive to Puerto Varas
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Puerto Varas, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly
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Santiago, Chile
— 6 nights
Fly
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Mendoza, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly
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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Bus to El Chalten
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El Chalten, Argentina
— 2 nights
Bus
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El Calafate, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ushuaia, Argentina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Puerto Madryn, Argentina
— 4 nights
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 6 nights
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Iguazu National Park, Argentina

— 2 nights
Iguazu National Park contains 672 sq km (259 sq mi) of fertile subtropical forests, but its main attraction is the majestic Iguazu Falls.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Iguazu Falls. On the next day, head off the coast to Isla San Martin, admire the sheer force of Salto Bernabe Mendez, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Salto San Martin.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Iguazu National Park travel itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Iguazu National Park is an approximately 24.5-hour combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Iguazu National Park, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Tel Aviv in September; daily highs in Iguazu National Park reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Salta.

Things to do in Iguazu National Park

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Salta, Argentina

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of MAAM - Museo de Arqueologia de Alta Montana de Salta, appreciate the history behind Monumento General Martín Miguel de Güemes, contemplate the waterfront views at Ojo de Mar, and contemplate the long history of Salta.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salta online travel route planner.

Fly from Iguazu National Park to Salta in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Iguazu National Park in September, things will get slightly colder in Salta: highs are around 28°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Pedro de Atacama.

Things to do in Salta

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

— 6 nights
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, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Valle De La Luna, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, push the limits with On Safari Atacama, and stroll through Salar de Tara.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read San Pedro de Atacama online day trip planner.

Drive from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Salta to San Pedro de Atacama, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Salta in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in San Pedro de Atacama, with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Copiapo.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 14:

Copiapo, Chile

— 2 nights
Surrounded by the Atacama Desert, Copiapo receives very little rainfall and owes its existence to the mining industry.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Desierto Florido and then contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna Verde.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copiapo attractions app.

You can fly from San Pedro de Atacama to Copiapo in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Castro on the 16th (Thu).

Things to do in Copiapo

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Castro, Chile

— 5 nights
Main city on Chile's Chiloe Island, Castro represents one of the country's oldest inhabited settlements, making its fortune as both a tourist center and transportation hub.
When in Castro, make a side trip to see Quilun Ecoturismo Marino in Queilen, approximately Queilen away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Parque Tantauco, admire the striking features of Church of San Francisco, take a peaceful walk through Bosquepiedra, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Castro day trip planning site.

Getting from Copiapo to Castro by combination of flight and bus takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in Castro, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Castro

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Puerto Varas, Chile

— 3 nights

City of Roses

Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
When in Puerto Varas, make a side trip to see Volcan Osorno in Puerto Montt, approximately Puerto Montt away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Todos Los Santos, admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, have fun at In Puerto Varas, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas travel planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and car from Castro to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Puerto Varas can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Santiago, Chile

— 6 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Santiago: Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile (in Valle Nevado) and River Rafting & Tubing (in San Jose de Maipo). There's still lots to do: explore and take pictures at San Cristóbal Hill, enjoy breathtaking views from Sky Costanera, walk around Cerro Santa Lucia, and look for gifts at Patio Bellavista.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Santiago trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Puerto Varas to Santiago in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can fly to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 30:

Mendoza, Argentina

— 3 nights
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
Explore Mendoza's surroundings by going to Valle de Uco (in Tupungato) and Huayra Paseos en Velero (in Potrerillos). On the 1st (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parque General San Martin, don't miss a visit to Plaza Independencia, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Fundacional.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mendoza holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Santiago to Mendoza in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Mendoza is 1 hour. In September in Mendoza, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Mendoza

Tours · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

— 5 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.
categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi, appreciate the history behind Centro Civico, stop by Evo Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Nahuel Huapi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the San Carlos de Bariloche driving holiday planning site.

Fly from Mendoza to San Carlos de Bariloche in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, San Carlos de Bariloche is little chillier than Mendoza - with highs of 17°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to El Chalten.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

El Chalten, Argentina

— 2 nights
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 9th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Fitz Roy. On the next day, explore the activities along Laguna Capri and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Laguna Torre.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our El Chalten road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from San Carlos de Bariloche to El Chalten takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can take a bus to El Calafate.

Things to do in El Chalten

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:

El Calafate, Argentina

— 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from El Calafate: Los Glaciares National Park (Perito Moreno Glacier & Glaciar Spegazzini). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Enjoy!, contemplate the waterfront views at Lago Argentino, identify plant and animal life at Estancia Cristina, and see the interesting displays at El Calafate Historical Interpretation Center.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read El Calafate online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a bus from El Chalten to El Calafate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. October in El Calafate sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Ushuaia.

Things to do in El Calafate

Outdoors · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

Ushuaia, Argentina

— 4 nights

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 15th (Fri) exploring nature at Tierra del Fuego National Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Cerro Castor (Castor Mount), see Off-Road Tours, head outdoors with Wayfinders, and explore the activities along Canal Beagle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Ushuaia trip maker app.

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. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from El Calafate in October since evenings lows in Ushuaia dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Puerto Madryn.

Things to do in Ushuaia

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 18:

Puerto Madryn, Argentina

— 4 nights
Whales and penguins frolic in the waters of Puerto Madryn, one of Argentine Patagonia's most important port cities.
Get out of town with these interesting Puerto Madryn side-trips: Puerto Piramides (Caleta Valdes & Peke Sosa Avistajes) and Museo Paleontologico Egidio Feruglio (in Trelew). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Peninsula Valdes, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Doradillo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cantera, and get outside with Napra Club.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Puerto Madryn trip tool.

You can fly from Ushuaia to Puerto Madryn in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Madryn

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 6 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.
Buenos Aires is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll the grounds of Cemiterio de Recoleta, explore the world behind art at Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, appreciate the extensive heritage of La Boca, and get a taste of the local shopping with El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Buenos Aires online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Madryn to Buenos Aires takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 28:

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.

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.