10 days in Chile, Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

10 days in Chile, Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

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10 days in Chile, Uruguay & Argentina Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
Fly + Shuttle:  33 h
1
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
— 2 nights
+2
Shuttle + Fly + Bus:  10 h 15 min
2
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 30 min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 1 day
Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Helsinki, Finland

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Piedras Rojas. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Mirador de Kari, Piedra del Coyote, delve into the distant past at Pukara de Quitor, see the interesting displays at Museo del Meteorito, and look for all kinds of wild species at Salar de Tara.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the San Pedro de Atacama vacation planner.

Helsinki, Finland to San Pedro de Atacama is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Chile Time is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Helsinki in February, plan for much warmer days in San Pedro de Atacama, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in San Pedro de Atacama

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Salar de Tara ©
Salar de Tara
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Piedras Rojas ©
Piedras Rojas

1
night
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Punta del Este ©
With plenty of modern casinos, well-developed beaches, chic restaurants, and upscale hotels, Punta del Este vacations draw visitors from Argentina, Brazil, and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa Pinares, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Punta Ballena, stroll through Playa Mansa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Brava, and finally snap pictures at Puente Leonel Viera. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Mirador Punta Ballena and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Jose Ignacio.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Punta del Este holiday builder website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from San Pedro de Atacama to Punta del Este in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Uruguay Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much warmer evenings in Punta del Este when traveling from San Pedro de Atacama in February, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Maldonado, Jose Ignacio
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Playa de Jose Ignacio ©
Playa de Jose Ignacio
Playa Brava ©
Playa Brava
Playa Pinares ©
Playa Pinares

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez, then take in the dramatic scenery at Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

Traveling by flight from Punta del Este to San Carlos de Bariloche takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Punta del Este in February, expect cooler with lows of 7°C in San Carlos de Bariloche. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Puerto Blest y Cascada de los Cantaro ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

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day
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.
On the 27th (Wed), take a stroll through Puerto Madero, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, then don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, and finally stop by El Ateneo Grand Splendid.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from San Carlos de Bariloche to Buenos Aires in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in February, expect nights in Buenos Aires to be much warmer, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero

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