10 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

10 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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10 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Puerto Varas, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


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3
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.
Buenos Aires is known for nightlife, historic sites, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and get a taste of the local shopping with Puerto Madero.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Buenos Aires visit planning tool .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Buenos Aires is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, with highs in Buenos Aires at 24°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

2
nights
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

San Carlos de Bariloche
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.
On the 16th (Wed), hit the slopes at Catedral Alta Patagonis and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and then stroll around Parque Nahuelito.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche online travel planner .

You can fly from Buenos Aires to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be colder, around 1°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Puerto Varas, Chile

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II, explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and then admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Puerto Varas tour itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Varas due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Varas when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos

3
nights
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.
Santiago is known for parks, museums, shopping, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), go for a walk through Plaza de Armas, and see the interesting displays at La Chascona.

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Traveling by flight from Puerto Varas to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

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