15 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

15 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Argentina & Chile Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Puerto Montt, Chile
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Mendoza, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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2
nights
Santiago, Chile

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've now added Wine Tours & Tastings to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Costanera Center, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, and then steep yourself in history at Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santiago trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from San Pedro de Atacama to Santiago takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Parks Nature
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Wine Tours & Tastings
San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get impressive views of Volcan Osorno and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Pablo Fierro. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Puerto Montt, then make a trip to Sentados Frente al Mar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Angelmo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Sagrado Corazon de Jesus.

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Getting from Santiago to Puerto Montt by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Puerto Montt are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to San Carlos de Bariloche.

Things to do in Puerto Montt

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Puerto Varas
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Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno
Angelmo ©
Angelmo
Museo Pablo Fierro ©
Museo Pablo Fierro

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia San Eduardo and then take in panoramic vistas at Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bahia Serena, tour the pleasant surroundings at Circuito Chico, and then examine the collection at Museo del Lago Gutierrez.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the San Carlos de Bariloche road trip site .

Drive from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Puerto Montt to San Carlos de Bariloche. Traveling from Puerto Montt in January, expect nights in San Carlos de Bariloche to be about the same, around 46°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Mendoza.

Things to do in San Carlos de Bariloche

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi ©
Parque Nacional Nahuel Huapi
Circuito Chico ©
Circuito Chico
Museo del Lago Gutierrez ©
Museo del Lago Gutierrez

2
nights
Mendoza, Argentina

Mendoza ©
Famed for its neat vineyards and thriving wine production, Mendoza remains the place to visit for a pleasant combination of relaxation and recreation.
On the 15th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario Virgen de Lourdes, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Fundacional, then do a tasting at Bodega Roberto Bonfanti, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodega Matervini and then learn about winemaking at Bodega Ruca Malen.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Mendoza road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Santiago to Mendoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Mendoza is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in January, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Puerto Iguazu.

Things to do in Mendoza

Wineries Tours Museums

Side Trip

Santuario Virgen de Lourdes
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Matervini ©
Bodega Matervini
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti ©
Bodega Roberto Bonfanti
Bodega Ruca Malen ©
Bodega Ruca Malen

2
nights
Puerto Iguazu, Argentina

Puerto Iguazu ©
The gateway to a national park inscribed on the World Heritage List, growing Puerto Iguazu sits on the confluence of two major rivers near the border with Paraguay and Brazil.
You've now added Garganta del Diablo to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Puerto Iguazu.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Puerto Iguazu driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Mendoza to Puerto Iguazu takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Puerto Iguazu, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Puerto Iguazu

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Garganta del Diablo ©
Garganta del Diablo
Puerto Iguazu ©
Puerto Iguazu
Catedral Virgen del Carmen ©
Catedral Virgen del Carmen

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Visit San Telmo and Casa Rosada for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Puerto Madero, make a trip to Cemiterio de Recoleta, admire the landmark architecture of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Buenos Aires online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Puerto Iguazu to Buenos Aires takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. While traveling from Puerto Iguazu, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Buenos Aires, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Calle Defensa ©
Calle Defensa
Recoleta ©
Recoleta

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