11 days in San Carlos de Bariloche, Puerto Montt & Santiago Itinerary

11 days in San Carlos de Bariloche, Puerto Montt & Santiago Itinerary

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11 days in San Carlos de Bariloche, Puerto Montt & Santiago Itinerary

Start: Brasilia, Brazil
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Santiago, Chile
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Brasilia, Brazil

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parroquia San Eduardo and Monumento Historico Municipal Capilla La Inmaculada. Get outdoors at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Catedral Alta Patagonis, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bonita, stop by Chocolaterie VanWynsberghe, and trek along Circuito Chico.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our San Carlos de Bariloche trip itinerary site .

Brasilia, Brazil to San Carlos de Bariloche is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Brasilia in October: high temperatures in San Carlos de Bariloche hover around 17°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Montt.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Catedral Alta Patagonis
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico

3
nights
Puerto Montt, Chile

Puerto Montt ©
Though the city serves as a regional transport and commercial hub, vacations in Puerto Montt rarely focus on the city itself; instead, Southern Chile's volcanoes, glacial lakes, and national parks get most of the attention here.
Catedral San Mateo and Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from the city and head to Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales and Petrohué Waterfalls. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelmo, explore the activities along Lago Todos Los Santos, and get engrossed in the history at Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Puerto Montt day trip planning site .

You can drive from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Montt in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche to Puerto Montt is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Puerto Montt when traveling from San Carlos de Bariloche in October, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Santiago.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Puerto Varas, Catedral San Mateo
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Parque Nacional Vicente Perez Rosales ©
Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Catedral San Mateo ©
Catedral San Mateo

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania and Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion. Let the collections at La Chascona and La Sebastiana capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Concha y Toro (in Pirque) and Reñaca (in Vina del Mar). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from San Cristóbal Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de La Merced, wander the streets of Barrio Bellavista, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santiago

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Concha y Toro, Reñaca, La Sebastiana
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Concha y Toro ©
Concha y Toro
La Chascona ©
La Chascona

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