10 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & Buenos Aires Itinerary

10 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & Buenos Aires Itinerary

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10 days in Santiago, Valparaiso & Buenos Aires Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Valparaiso, Chile
— 1 day
Bus:  1​h 30​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
End: Buenos Aires, Argentina

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): do a tasting at Vina Santa Rita, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Baha'i, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Francisco Church, and then learn about winemaking at Vina Undurraga.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Valparaiso.

Things to do in Santiago

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vina Undurraga, Vina Santa Rita
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Vina Santa Rita ©
Vina Santa Rita
Vina Undurraga ©
Vina Undurraga
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

1
day
Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso ©
Navigating through a maze of colorful streets winding up and down steep hills remains an integral part of any Valparaiso tour.
On the 28th (Sat), do a tasting at Bodegas RE, pause for some serene contemplation at Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross (1897), appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Gervasoni, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Yugoslavo, and finally examine the collection at Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaiso.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Valparaiso trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Santiago to Valparaiso by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. December in Valparaiso sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Santiago.

Things to do in Valparaiso

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trip

Bodegas RE
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Paseo Gervasoni ©
Paseo Gervasoni
Bodegas RE ©
Bodegas RE
Paseo Yugoslavo ©
Paseo Yugoslavo

1
night
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
On the 29th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at San Cristóbal Hill, do a tasting at Santa Carolina, then wander the streets of Barrio Italia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de La Merced. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Interactivo Mirador and then explore the galleries of Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania.

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Getting from Valparaiso to Santiago by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Nature
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Museo Interactivo Mirador ©
Museo Interactivo Mirador
Santa Carolina ©
Santa Carolina
Iglesia de La Merced ©
Iglesia de La Merced

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento and Puerto Madero. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Catedral de San Isidro and Villa Ocampo. Explore Buenos Aires' surroundings by going to Basilica de Lujan (in Lujan), Museo de La Plata (in La Plata) and Berisso (Playa La Balandra, Calle Nueva York, & more). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Parque 3 de Febrero, see the interesting displays at Basilica de Nuestra Senora Del Pilar, take a stroll through Recoleta, and appreciate the extensive heritage of San Telmo.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Buenos Aires trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Chile Time (CLT) to Argentine Time (ART) is 1 hour. In December, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Berisso, San Isidro, Basilica de Lujan, Museo de La Plata
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Basilica de Lujan ©
Basilica de Lujan
Catedral de San Isidro ©
Catedral de San Isidro
Villa Ocampo ©
Villa Ocampo

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