15 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

15 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

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15 days in Santiago, Buenos Aires & Punta del Este Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Santiago, Chile
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Punta del Este, Uruguay
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sofa Centro Cultural and then stop by Galeria Comercial EuroCentro. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Santiago travel route planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Santiago is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Santiago, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Buenos Aires.

Things to do in Santiago

Tours Shopping Historic Sites
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Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista
Costanera Center ©
Costanera Center

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Buenos Aires: Lujan (Basilica de Lujan, Complejo Museografico Provincial Enrique Udaondo, & more), Vuela (in General Rodriguez) and Castillo Pando Carabassa (in Pilar). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, try to win big at Hipodromo Argentino de Palermo, admire the striking features of El Ateneo Grand Splendid, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Buenos Aires road trip site .

You can fly from Santiago to Buenos Aires in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santiago to Buenos Aires due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Punta del Este.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lujan, Parroquia Santa Ana, Vuela, Plaza Ucrania, Castillo Pando Carabassa
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Cemiterio de Recoleta ©
Cemiterio de Recoleta
Puerto Madero ©
Puerto Madero
Parque 3 de Febrero ©
Parque 3 de Febrero

6
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Punta del Este side-trips: Parque Arqueologico Mina La Oriental (in Maldonado), Minas (Alfajores Artesanales Villa Serrana, Plaza Libertad, & more) and La Plaza Principal del Pueblo Garzon (in Garzon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, make a trip to The Fingers of Punta del Este, get great views at Mirador Punta Ballena, and examine the collection at Museo del Mar.

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Traveling by flight from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. August in Punta del Este sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Punta del Este

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Maldonado, Minas, La Plaza Principal del Pueblo Garzon
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Playa Mansa ©
Playa Mansa
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo ©
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
The Fingers of Punta del Este ©
The Fingers of Punta del Este

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